Bedford, Iowa Population 2021

1,368
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Bedford is a city located in Taylor County Iowa. It is also the county seat of Taylor County. With a 2020 population of 1,368, it is the 224th largest city in Iowa and the 9072nd largest city in the United States . Bedford is currently declining at a rate of -0.58% annually and its population has decreased by -5.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,440 in 2010. Bedford reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Bedford has a population density of 854 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bedford is $58,575 with a poverty rate of 13.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $586 per month, and the median house value is $61,600. The median age in Bedford is 39.2 years, 35.1 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.

Bedford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bedfordwas:

  • White: 99.34%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Black or African American: 0.07%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Bedford, Iowa is 1,368 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,384.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,440.

Bedford, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,50399.34%
Asian90.59%
Black or African American10.07%
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Bedford Population by Race

Bedford Population Pyramid $2021

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Bedford Median Age

39.2


Total

35.1


Male

43.9


Female

Bedford Adults

There are 1,190 adults, (359 of whom are seniors) in Bedford.

Bedford Age Dependency

82.1

Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford Sex Ratio

Female

778

51.42%

Male

735

48.58%

Bedford Population by Age

Bedford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bedford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family58%42%
Female61%39%
Male71.4%28.6%
All74.4%25.6%
Married88.3%11.7%

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bedford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6342.3374.4
Married3342.7888.3
Non Family2451.3958
Female413.8561
Male143.3671.4

2.85

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Bedford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade383.71%
9th to 12th Grade484.69%
High School Graduate41940.92%
Some College27927.25%
Associates Degree11611.33%
Bachelors Degree868.40%
Graduate Degree383.71%
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Bedford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,010924124
Asian99
Hispanic55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.28%.

Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,397$43,600$25,208
Less Than 9th Grade$48,636$49,659$
High School Graduate$35,000$42,727$20,000
Some College$30,982$35,909$25,208
Bachelors Degree$40,500$47,000$35,938
Graduate Degree$53,125$58,125$52,917

$34,397

Average Earnings

$43,600

Average Male

$25,208

Average Female

Bedford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bedford Language by Age

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Bedford Language

97.44% of Bedford residents speak only English, while 2.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.56% of the population.

Bedford Language

Bedford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,42618012.62%
Hispanic272281.48%

13.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.03%

Male Poverty Rate

16.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Hispanic, with 81.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford is White, with 12.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.64%.

Bedford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College17.62%
High School7.44%
Bachelors or Greater3.28%
Less Than 9th Grade2.53%

Bedford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed30.00%
Female Employed8.67%
Male Employed6.52%

Bedford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bedford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,077$58,575
Families$66,354$66,932
Married Families$67,692-
Non Families$27,361$41,782
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Income by Household Type

Bedford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Bedford Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Bedford Marital Status by Race

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Bedford Marital Status

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89

Number of Veterans

85

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam35
Korea16
First Gulf War16
Second Gulf War9
World War II

Bedford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+39
65 to 7420
35 to 5415
55 to 6411
18 to 344

Bedford Veterans by Age

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Bedford Veterans by Race

Bedford Veterans by Education

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3.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford Veterans by Education

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bedford Employment by Age

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Bedford Employment by Race

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Bedford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.18%

Born in Bedford

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.14% of Bedford residents were born in the United States, with 48.18% having been born in Iowa. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bedford Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,368-8-0.58%
20201,376-8-0.58%
20191,384-8-0.57%
20181,392120.87%
20171,380-26-1.85%
20161,406-12-0.85%
20151,418110.78%
20141,407-15-1.05%
20131,422-7-0.49%
20121,429-7-0.49%
20111,436-5-0.35%
20101,4410.00%

Bedford Population by Year