Bedford, Pennsylvania Population 2021

2,637
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Bedford is a city located in Bedford County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Bedford County. With a 2020 population of 2,637, it is the 358th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 6668th largest city in the United States . Bedford is currently declining at a rate of -0.75% annually and its population has decreased by -7.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,841 in 2010. Bedford reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Bedford has a population density of 2,430 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bedford is $60,585 with a poverty rate of 12.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $647 per month, and the median house value is $145,500. The median age in Bedford is 49.4 years, 45.7 years for males, and 53.6 years for females.

Bedford Demographics

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

  • White: 93.52%
  • Asian: 3.90%
  • Black or African American: 2.17%
  • Two or more races: 0.40%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Bedford, Pennsylvania is 2,637 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,677.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,841.

Bedford, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,54293.52%
Asian1063.90%
Black or African American592.17%
Two or More Races110.40%
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Bedford Population by Race

Bedford Population Pyramid $2021

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Bedford Median Age

49.4


Total

45.7


Male

53.6


Female

Bedford Adults

There are 2,226 adults, (842 of whom are seniors) in Bedford.

Bedford Age Dependency

96.4

Age Dependency Ratio

60.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford Sex Ratio

Female

1,438

52.91%

Male

1,280

47.09%

Bedford Population by Age

Bedford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bedford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family33.1%66.9%
All57.1%42.9%
Female60.7%39.3%
Married77.8%22.2%
Male89.3%10.7%

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bedford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2532.1657.1
Non Family5531.2533.1
Married5372.877.8
Female1073.1260.7
Male563.289.3

2.83

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Bedford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade884.15%
9th to 12th Grade1687.92%
High School Graduate88141.52%
Some College31714.94%
Associates Degree1024.81%
Bachelors Degree29814.04%
Graduate Degree26812.63%
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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
White2,0161,771505
Asian545454
Black34347
2+ Races11
Hispanic77

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

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

Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,798$35,590$30,417
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$25,685$30,031$16,838
Some College$38,493$40,536$22,500
Bachelors Degree$37,303$38,875$36,579
Graduate Degree$71,250$59,000$77,115

$31,798

Average Earnings

$35,590

Average Male

$30,417

Average Female

Bedford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bedford Language by Age

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Bedford Language

96.45% of Bedford residents speak only English, while 3.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.24% of the population.

Bedford Language

Bedford Poverty by Race

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12.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.22%

Male Poverty Rate

10.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford is White, with 13.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford is White, with 13.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.51%.

Bedford Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School21.00%
Less Than 9th Grade15.23%
Bachelors or Greater5.12%
Some College4.53%

Bedford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed55.74%
Female Employed4.04%
Male Employed1.43%

Bedford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bedford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,844$60,585
Families$65,536$82,400
Married Families$65,903-
Non Families$24,427$32,222
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Income by Household Type

Bedford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

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 55-64, 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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155

Number of Veterans

155

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam75
World War II19
Korea16
Second Gulf War12
First Gulf War6

Bedford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+62
65 to 7446
55 to 6435
35 to 546
18 to 346

Bedford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1286.07%
Black2751.92%

Bedford Veterans by Race

Bedford Veterans by Education

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6.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford Veterans by Education

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54.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

6.6%

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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78.11%

Born in Bedford

98.01%

Native Born

1.99%

Foreign Born

1.99%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.01% of Bedford residents were born in the United States, with 78.11% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.99% 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
20212,637-20-0.75%
20202,657-20-0.75%
20192,677-20-0.74%
20182,697-19-0.70%
20172,716-20-0.73%
20162,736-12-0.44%
20152,748-27-0.97%
20142,775-14-0.50%
20132,789-19-0.68%
20122,808-16-0.57%
20112,824-11-0.39%
20102,835-306-1.02%
20003,14140.01%
19903,137-189-0.58%
19803,326240.07%
19703,302-394-1.12%
19603,6961750.49%
19503,5212530.75%
19403,2683151.02%
19302,9530.00%

Bedford Population by Year