Bedford, Iowa Population 2024

1,474

Bedford is a city located in Taylor County Iowa. Bedford has a 2024 population of 1,474. It is also the county seat of Taylor County.Bedford is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -1.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,495 in 2020.

The average household income in Bedford is $70,908 with a poverty rate of 7.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bedford is 41.2 years, 38.9 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Bedford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bedford was:

  • White: 95.69%
  • Two or more races: 3.53%
  • Black or African American: 0.49%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
919.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.4% (-21)
The current population of Bedford, Iowa is 1,474 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,495.

Bedford, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,35595.69%
Two or more races503.53%
Black or African American70.49%
Other race40.28%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bedford Population by Race

Bedford Population Pyramid 2024

Bedford Median Age

41.2

Total

38.9

Male

42.5

Female

Bedford Adults

There are 1,066 adults, (275 of whom are seniors) in Bedford.

Bedford Age Dependency

79

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford Sex Ratio

Female73151.62%
Male68548.38%

Bedford Population by Age

Bedford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5732.3880.519.5
Married2713.1591.18.9
Non Family2411.3174.325.7
Female322.6965.634.4
Male293.6648.351.7
showing: 5 rows

3.11

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bedford Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bedford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 38.89%.

Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,288

Average Earnings

$48,750

Average Male

$38,214

Average Female

Bedford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bedford Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bedford Language

99.85% of Bedford residents speak only English, while 0.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.15% of the population.

Bedford Language

Bedford Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,311987.48%
Other44100%
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7.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.94%

Male Poverty Rate

9.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford is White, with 7.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.51%.

Bedford Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School8.86%
Some College7.27%
Less Than 9th Grade4.48%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Bedford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed81.82%
Female Employed6.63%
Male Employed5.14%
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Bedford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bedford Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bedford Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Bedford Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bedford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bedford Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bedford Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

62

Number of Veterans

62

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Bedford Veterans by War

count

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Bedford Veterans by Age

count

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Bedford Veterans by Race

Bedford Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bedford Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bedford Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bedford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.48%

Born in Bedford

99.65%

Native Born

0.35%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.65% of Bedford residents were born in the United States, with 45.48% having been born in Iowa. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bedford Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,434-8-0.55%
20281,442-8-0.55%
20271,450-8-0.55%
20261,458-8-0.55%
20251,466-8-0.54%
20241,474-8-0.54%
20231,482-8-0.54%
20221,490-8-0.53%
20211,49830.2%
20201,495916.48%
20191,404
20181,404120.86%
20171,392-22-1.56%
20161,414-9-0.63%
20151,423100.71%
20141,413-12-0.84%
20131,425-8-0.56%
20121,433-7-0.49%
20111,440-6-0.41%
20101,446
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Bedford Population by Year