Bedford, Pennsylvania Population 2020

2,679

Bedford is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 2,679, it is the 349th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 6597th largest city in the United States. Bedford is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually and its population has decreased by -5.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,841 in 2010. Bedford reached it's highest population of 3,696 in 1960. Spanning over 1 miles, Bedford has a population density of 2,469 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bedford is $58,191 with a poverty rate of 16.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $644 per month, and the median house value is $141,800. The median age in Bedford is 48.5 years, 39.6 years for males, and 54.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.2 males.

Bedford Demographics

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

  • White: 93.86%
  • Asian: 2.38%
  • Black or African American: 1.72%
  • Other race: 1.24%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Two or more races: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bedford, Pennsylvania is 2,679, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,707.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,841.

Bedford, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,56693.86%
Asian652.38%
Black or African American471.72%
Some Other Race341.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.51%
Two or More Races80.29%

Bedford Population Pyramid 2020

Bedford Median Age

48.5


Total

39.6


Male

54.2


Female

Bedford Adults

There are 2,208 adults, (812 of whom are seniors) in Bedford.

Bedford Age Dependency

95.8

Age Dependency Ratio

58.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford Sex Ratio

Female

1,445

52.85%

Male

1,289

47.15%

Bedford Households and Families

Bedford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bedford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.4%19.6%
Female66.4%33.6%
All56.7%43.3%
Male52.1%47.9%
Non Family34.2%65.8%

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2552.1756.7
Non Family5561.2134.2
Married4892.8380.4
Female1372.7166.4
Male734.0152.1

2.84

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

10.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bedford Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade512.44%
9th to 12th Grade1487.07%
High School Graduate90042.98%
Some College39218.72%
Associates Degree1055.01%
Bachelors Degree22810.89%
Graduate Degree27012.89%

Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,0121,821444
Asian323232
Black171717
Native American1414
Hispanic11115
Multiple Races8
Other Race555

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 black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,386$31,635$28,917
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$27,472$26,875$28,214
Some College$36,705$38,607$29,063
Bachelors Degree$29,125$28,750$29,688
Graduate Degree$58,750$$

$30,386

Average Earnings

$31,635

Average Male

$28,917

Average Female

Bedford Language

Bedford Language by Age

Bedford Language

95.96% of Bedford residents speak only English, while 4.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.82% of the population.

Bedford Poverty

Bedford Poverty by Race

16.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.26%

Male Poverty Rate

11.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford is White, with 17.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford is White, with 17.46% 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 22.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.71%.

Name Poverty
High School21.00%
Less Than High School15.58%
Some College10.46%
Bachelors or Greater6.02%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed60.00%
Female Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed6.64%
Male Employed6.09%

Bedford Income

Bedford Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,818$58,191
Families$60,341$77,606
Married Families$64,028-
Non Families$25,407$30,752

Bedford Marital Status

Bedford Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Bedford Married by Age and Sex

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

Bedford Veterans

108

Number of Veterans

108

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam34
World War II9
Korea9
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War

$Bedford Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford Employment Status

52.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Bedford Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.99%

Born in Pennsylvania

98.83%

Native Born

1.17%

Foreign Born

1.17%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.83% of Bedford residents were born in the United States, with 76.99% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,679-14-0.52%
20192,693-14-0.52%
20182,707-19-0.70%
20172,726-14-0.51%
20162,740-13-0.47%
20152,753-28-1.01%
20142,781-12-0.43%
20132,793-19-0.68%
20122,812-15-0.53%
20112,827-11-0.39%
20102,838-303-1.01%
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%