Bedford, New York Population 2020

17,629
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Bedford is a city located in New York. Bedford has a 2020 population of 17,629. Bedford is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually but its population has increased by 0.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,470 in 2010. Bedford reached it's highest population of 17,908 in 2015.

The average household income in Bedford is $229,228 with a poverty rate of 7.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,677 per month, and the median house value is $762,700. The median age in Bedford is 40.8 years, 39.6 years for males, and 41.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.4 males.

Bedford Demographics

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

  • White: 81.81%
  • Other race: 8.36%
  • Black or African American: 4.29%
  • Asian: 3.38%
  • Two or more races: 2.08%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bedford, New York is 17,629, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,755.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,470.

Bedford, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,58881.81%
Some Other Race1,4918.36%
Black or African American7654.29%
Asian6023.38%
Two or More Races3712.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.08%
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Bedford Population Pyramid 2020

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Bedford Median Age

40.8


Total

39.6


Male

41.6


Female

Bedford Adults

There are 13,598 adults, (2,628 of whom are seniors) in Bedford.

Bedford Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford Sex Ratio

Female

9,668

54.22%

Male

8,163

45.78%

Bedford Households and Families

Bedford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bedford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.9%20.1%
All73%27%
Non Family66%34%
Female56.5%43.5%
Male49%51%

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8232.8173
Married3,7673.2979.9
Non Family1,1431.166
Female5192.8656.5
Male3943.1349

3.13

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Bedford Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9227.54%
9th to 12th Grade6084.97%
High School Graduate1,78014.56%
Some College1,1419.33%
Associates Degree6605.40%
Bachelors Degree3,62529.65%
Graduate Degree3,48928.54%
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Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,1898,7486,270
Hispanic1,8891,069451
Other Race921389196
Black60541889
Asian421374276
Multiple Races20214839
Native American14

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.20%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 68.23%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$63,511$101,290$38,281
Less Than High School$22,625$26,848$6,277
High School Grad$16,993$33,689$12,651
Some College$60,813$70,667$36,000
Bachelors Degree$84,201$114,695$46,771
Graduate Degree$107,059$190,972$63,616

$63,511

Average Earnings

$101,290

Average Male

$38,281

Average Female

Bedford Language

Bedford Language by Age

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Bedford Language

79.33% of Bedford residents speak only English, while 20.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.53% of the population.

Bedford Poverty

Bedford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,7627716.04%
Hispanic2,70738314.15%
Other1,384936.72%
Black2252310.22%
Multiple243135.35%

7.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.08%

Male Poverty Rate

7.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Hispanic, with 14.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Multiple, with 5.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.26%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.34%
High School11.99%
Some College9.05%
Bachelors or Greater2.59%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed23.93%
Female Unemployed7.51%
Female Employed3.55%
Male Employed2.33%

Bedford Income

Bedford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$126,563$229,228
Families$164,693$260,224
Married Families$192,933-
Non Families$64,384$90,948
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Bedford Marital Status

Bedford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

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 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 Veterans

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459

Number of Veterans

453

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam143
World War II108
Second Gulf War66
First Gulf War60
Korea57
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Age Group Veterans
75+239
65 to 74131
35 to 5460
18 to 3417
55 to 6412
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4484.01%
Hispanic492.32%
Asian112.44%

Bedford Veterans by Education

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2.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford Employment Status

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59.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,629-63-0.36%
201917,692-63-0.35%
201817,755-63-0.35%
201717,818-23-0.13%
201617,841-67-0.37%
201517,908810.45%
201417,827-34-0.19%
201317,8612251.28%
201217,636790.45%
201117,557870.50%
201017,4700.00%