Bedford, Indiana Population 2024

14,043

Bedford is a city located in Lawrence County Indiana. Bedford has a 2024 population of 14,043. It is also the county seat of Lawrence County.Bedford is currently growing at a rate of 0.52% annually and its population has increased by 1.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,798 in 2020.

The average household income in Bedford is $64,092 with a poverty rate of 15.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bedford is 42.5 years, 40.8 years for males, and 44.3 years for females.

Bedford Demographics

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

  • White: 94.67%
  • Two or more races: 3.26%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Black or African American: 0.52%
  • Other race: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
12.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,150.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.78% (245)
The current population of Bedford, Indiana is 14,043 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,798.

Bedford, Indiana Population 2024

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Bedford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,06794.67%
Two or more races4503.26%
Asian1110.8%
Black or African American720.52%
Other race520.38%
Native American500.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bedford Population by Race

Bedford Population Pyramid 2024

Bedford Median Age

42.5

Total

40.8

Male

44.3

Female

Bedford Adults

There are 10,988 adults, (3,278 of whom are seniors) in Bedford.

Bedford Age Dependency

79

Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford Sex Ratio

Female7,29552.85%
Male6,50747.15%

Bedford Population by Age

Bedford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,3742.086535
Non Family3,1071.1849.450.6
Married2,2953.0289.110.9
Female7492.751.348.7
Male2232.8879.420.6
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2.85

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

65.0%

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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 34%.

Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,918

Average Earnings

$45,204

Average Male

$30,181

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

98.19% of Bedford residents speak only English, while 1.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.

Bedford Language

Bedford Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,2661,86015.16%
Hispanic4818718.09%
Multiple4388318.95%
Native503366%
Black622337.1%
Other521223.08%
Asian11143.6%
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15.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.2%

Male Poverty Rate

19.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Native, with 66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Asian, with 3.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.8%.

Bedford Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.56%
High School16.57%
Some College15.99%
Bachelors or Greater3.36%
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Bedford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed47.19%
Male Unemployed30%
Female Employed15.41%
Male Employed6.45%
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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

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bedford Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bedford Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,102

Number of Veterans

966

Male Veterans

136

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

9.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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

78.62%

Born in Bedford

98.3%

Native Born

1.7%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

0.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.3% of Bedford residents were born in the United States, with 78.62% having been born in Indiana. 0.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bedford Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,408730.51%
202814,335730.51%
202714,262730.51%
202614,189730.52%
202514,116730.52%
202414,043730.52%
202313,970730.53%
202213,897730.53%
202113,824260.19%
202013,7985884.45%
201913,210-77-0.58%
201813,287160.12%
201713,271110.08%
201613,260-12-0.09%
201513,27260.05%
201413,266-52-0.39%
201313,318-67-0.5%
201213,385-13-0.1%
201113,39870.05%
201013,391-377-2.74%
200013,768-49-0.35%
199013,817-593-4.12%
198014,4101,32310.11%
197013,087630.48%
196013,0244623.68%
195012,562480.38%
194012,514-694-5.25%
193013,2084,13245.53%
19209,0763604.13%
19108,7162,60142.53%
19006,1152,76482.48%
18903,351
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Bedford Population by Year