Bedford, Indiana Population 2021

13,068
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Bedford is a city located in Lawrence County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Lawrence County. With a 2020 population of 13,068, it is the 65th largest city in Indiana and the 2557th largest city in the United States . Bedford is currently declining at a rate of -0.55% annually and its population has decreased by -2.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,413 in 2010. Bedford reached it's highest population of 14,410 in 1980. Spanning over 12 miles, Bedford has a population density of 1,070 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bedford is $54,803 with a poverty rate of 17.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $679 per month, and the median house value is $94,800. The median age in Bedford is 42.2 years, 40.4 years for males, and 43.6 years for females.

Bedford Demographics

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

  • White: 94.48%
  • Two or more races: 2.77%
  • Asian: 1.00%
  • Native American: 0.87%
  • Black or African American: 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
  • Other race: 0.08%
The current population of Bedford, Indiana is 13,068 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,284.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,413.

Bedford, Indiana Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202144,850-260-0.58%
202045,110-260-0.58%
201945,370-260-0.57%
201845,630380.08%
201745,592140.03%
201645,578100.02%
201545,568-83-0.18%
201445,651-245-0.54%
201345,896-220-0.48%
201246,116-25-0.05%
201146,141390.08%
201046,1020.00%

Bedford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,54094.48%
Two or More Races3672.77%
Asian1331.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native1160.87%
Black or African American790.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.20%
Some Other Race100.08%
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Bedford Population by Race

Bedford Population Pyramid $2021

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Bedford Median Age

42.2


Total

40.4


Male

43.6


Female

Bedford Adults

There are 10,507 adults, (2,848 of whom are seniors) in Bedford.

Bedford Age Dependency

73.3

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford Sex Ratio

Female

7,124

53.68%

Male

6,148

46.32%

Bedford Population by Age

Bedford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bedford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
Male67.7%32.3%
All64.5%35.5%
Female54.3%45.7%
Non Family53.1%46.9%

64.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bedford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7912.264.5
Non Family2,4371.253.1
Married2,3482.9179.8
Female8452.9154.3
Male1613.1767.7

2.85

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Bedford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3553.82%
9th to 12th Grade5736.16%
High School Graduate3,86441.56%
Some College2,13222.93%
Associates Degree8629.27%
Bachelors Degree8849.51%
Graduate Degree6276.74%
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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
White8,7717,9291,388
2+ Races15012343
Hispanic14114151
Native American11611627
Asian885626
Black6740
Islander272727
Other Race1010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,098$39,829$25,313
Less Than 9th Grade$19,180$23,250$18,945
High School Graduate$31,735$38,467$22,331
Some College$31,967$38,828$26,179
Bachelors Degree$48,750$66,375$34,671
Graduate Degree$56,364$66,250$51,510

$33,098

Average Earnings

$39,829

Average Male

$25,313

Average Female

Bedford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bedford Language by Age

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Bedford Language

98.11% of Bedford residents speak only English, while 1.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.97% of the population.

Bedford Language

Bedford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,8921,93416.26%
Multiple3679626.16%
Hispanic2655821.89%
Native1165850.00%
Islander2727100.00%

17.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.41%

Male Poverty Rate

18.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford is White, with 16.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.12%.

Bedford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.92%
Some College15.33%
High School13.64%
Bachelors or Greater5.52%

Bedford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed65.93%
Male Unemployed19.35%
Female Employed12.34%
Male Employed6.69%

Bedford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bedford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,700$54,803
Families$53,971$64,744
Married Families$72,019-
Non Families$29,806$38,719
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Income by Household Type

Bedford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

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 Over 65, 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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1,195

Number of Veterans

1,088

Male Veterans

107

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam317
Second Gulf War300
First Gulf War185
Korea158
World War II78

Bedford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+325
35 to 54307
65 to 74249
18 to 34168
55 to 64146

Bedford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,10811.05%
Native American5850.00%
2+ Races1810.71%
Black1115.07%

Bedford Veterans by Race

Bedford Veterans by Education

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7.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford Veterans by Education

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56.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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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78.16%

Born in Bedford

98.06%

Native Born

1.94%

Foreign Born

0.93%

Non Citizen

1.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.06% of Bedford residents were born in the United States, with 78.16% having been born in Indiana. 0.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bedford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,068-72-0.55%
202013,140-72-0.54%
201913,212-72-0.54%
201813,28430.02%
201713,28140.03%
201613,277-5-0.04%
201513,28290.07%
201413,273-53-0.40%
201313,326-63-0.47%
201213,389-13-0.10%
201113,40260.04%
201013,396-372-0.27%
200013,768-49-0.04%
199013,817-593-0.42%
198014,4101,3230.97%
197013,087630.05%
196013,0244620.36%
195012,562480.04%
194012,514-694-0.54%
193013,2084,1323.82%
19209,0763600.41%
19108,7162,6013.61%
19006,1152,7646.20%
18903,3510.00%

Bedford Population by Year