Bedford, New York Population 2021

17,425
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Bedford is a city located in Westchester County New York. Bedford has a 2020 population of 17,425. Bedford is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -0.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,468 in 2010. Bedford reached it's highest population of 17,903 in 2015.

The average household income in Bedford is $233,917 with a poverty rate of 6.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,793 per month, and the median house value is $737,500. The median age in Bedford is 41.1 years, 39.9 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

Bedford Demographics

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

  • White: 81.73%
  • Other race: 7.62%
  • Black or African American: 4.38%
  • Asian: 3.40%
  • Two or more races: 2.77%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bedford, New York is 17,425 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,764.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,468.

Bedford, New York Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,55181.73%
Some Other Race1,3577.62%
Black or African American7804.38%
Asian6053.40%
Two or More Races4932.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.10%
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Bedford Population by Race

Bedford Population Pyramid $2021

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Bedford Median Age

41.1


Total

39.9


Male

41.9


Female

Bedford Adults

There are 13,737 adults, (2,605 of whom are seniors) in Bedford.

Bedford Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford Sex Ratio

Female

9,809

55.10%

Male

7,994

44.90%

Bedford Population by Age

Bedford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bedford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.7%20.3%
All76%24%
Non Family71.5%28.5%
Female66.8%33.2%
Male61.8%38.2%

76.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bedford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8782.7976
Married3,8823.2879.7
Non Family1,1251.171.5
Female5992.8266.8
Male2722.6361.8

3.11

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

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Bedford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6495.33%
9th to 12th Grade5904.85%
High School Graduate1,56112.83%
Some College1,1229.22%
Associates Degree6495.33%
Bachelors Degree3,88931.96%
Graduate Degree3,70730.47%
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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
White9,0698,5936,453
Hispanic1,9021,360649
Other Race810564392
Black626484137
Asian448406337
2+ Races22114732
Native American178

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.75%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.22%.

Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$69,356$102,958$38,421
Less Than 9th Grade$22,902$27,250$6,132
High School Graduate$20,341$34,326$12,950
Some College$54,306$60,958$31,838
Bachelors Degree$85,200$119,318$44,375
Graduate Degree$109,613$189,028$78,589

$69,356

Average Earnings

$102,958

Average Male

$38,421

Average Female

Bedford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bedford Language by Age

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Bedford Language

79.77% of Bedford residents speak only English, while 20.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.60% of the population.

Bedford Language

Bedford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,5347435.93%
Hispanic2,75431711.51%
Black304289.21%
Other1,246161.28%
Multiple346164.62%

6.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.33%

Male Poverty Rate

6.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Hispanic, with 11.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Other, with 1.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.61%.

Bedford Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School15.82%
Some College10.83%
Less Than 9th Grade10.02%
Bachelors or Greater2.48%

Bedford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed34.19%
Male Unemployed21.90%
Female Employed3.54%
Male Employed2.57%

Bedford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bedford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$129,140$233,917
Families$165,963$265,094
Married Families$190,694-
Non Families$61,932$92,786
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Income by Household Type

Bedford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bedford Marital Status by Race

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Bedford Marital Status

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338

Number of Veterans

332

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam72
First Gulf War71
World War II69
Second Gulf War53
Korea27

Bedford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+203
35 to 5471
65 to 7464
55 to 64
18 to 34

Bedford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3282.88%
Hispanic200.94%
Asian102.04%

Bedford Veterans by Race

Bedford Veterans by Education

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2.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford Veterans by Education

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

2.6%

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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64.44%

Born in Bedford

83.61%

Native Born

16.39%

Foreign Born

7.59%

Non Citizen

8.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.61% of Bedford residents were born in the United States, with 64.44% having been born in New York. 7.59% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,425-113-0.64%
202017,538-113-0.64%
201917,651-113-0.64%
201817,764-60-0.34%
201717,824-14-0.08%
201617,838-65-0.36%
201517,903850.48%
201417,818-40-0.22%
201317,8582261.28%
201217,632740.42%
201117,558900.52%
201017,4680.00%

Bedford Population by Year