Bedford, Texas Population 2021

48,215
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Bedford is a city located in Tarrant County Texas. With a 2020 population of 48,215, it is the 73rd largest city in Texas and the 819th largest city in the United States . Bedford is currently declining at a rate of -0.86% annually but its population has increased by 2.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 46,979 in 2010. Bedford reached it's highest population of 49,580 in 2017. Spanning over 10 miles, Bedford has a population density of 4,814 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bedford is $85,931 with a poverty rate of 5.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,116 per month, and the median house value is $217,300. The median age in Bedford is 39.6 years, 37.1 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Bedford Demographics

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

  • White: 74.50%
  • Black or African American: 12.12%
  • Asian: 5.37%
  • Two or more races: 3.36%
  • Other race: 2.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.34%
  • Native American: 0.65%
The current population of Bedford, Texas is 48,215 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 49,466.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 46,979.

Bedford, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,74574.50%
Black or African American5,97712.12%
Asian2,6485.37%
Two or More Races1,6563.36%
Some Other Race1,3162.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6611.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native3200.65%
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Bedford Population by Race

Bedford Population Pyramid $2021

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Bedford Median Age

39.6


Total

37.1


Male

41.7


Female

Bedford Adults

There are 39,049 adults, (8,187 of whom are seniors) in Bedford.

Bedford Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford Sex Ratio

Female

26,015

52.74%

Male

23,308

47.26%

Bedford Population by Age

Bedford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bedford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.3%24.7%
All54.3%45.7%
Male44.2%55.8%
Non Family40%60%
Female26.9%73.1%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bedford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,4762.3954.3
Married9,1493.175.3
Non Family7,7611.2340
Female2,6803.1126.9
Male8863.0944.2

3.03

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Bedford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5991.69%
9th to 12th Grade1,2813.62%
High School Graduate7,22220.41%
Some College9,41126.59%
Associates Degree3,75010.60%
Bachelors Degree9,07325.64%
Graduate Degree4,05411.46%
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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
White25,00924,4479,358
Hispanic4,0083,2461,168
Black3,6303,5291,465
Asian1,7111,500946
Other Race89066385
2+ Races575533170
Islander413211
Native American295278138

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.75%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.29%.

Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,721$53,699$41,506
Less Than 9th Grade$29,478$33,131$24,650
High School Graduate$34,147$32,266$34,439
Some College$41,318$51,155$37,721
Bachelors Degree$58,473$67,966$54,556
Graduate Degree$64,108$76,723$56,331

$47,721

Average Earnings

$53,699

Average Male

$41,506

Average Female

Bedford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bedford Language by Age

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Bedford Language

82.09% of Bedford residents speak only English, while 17.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.52% of the population.

Bedford Language

Bedford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,2831,1533.69%
Hispanic6,85681211.84%
Black5,9293435.79%
Other1,30633225.42%
Islander66123335.25%
Asian2,6481375.17%
Multiple1,656975.86%
Native320247.50%

5.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.61%

Male Poverty Rate

6.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Islander, with 35.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford is White, with 3.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.02%.

Bedford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.69%
High School5.53%
Some College4.18%
Bachelors or Greater2.65%

Bedford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed13.69%
Female Unemployed9.67%
Female Employed2.75%
Male Employed1.79%

Bedford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bedford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,362$85,931
Families$89,864$101,226
Married Families$106,794-
Non Families$45,102$58,014
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Income by Household Type

Bedford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

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 Over 65, 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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3,445

Number of Veterans

3,199

Male Veterans

246

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,394
First Gulf War645
Second Gulf War641
Korea233
World War II73

Bedford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,035
75+766
35 to 54758
55 to 64561
18 to 34325

Bedford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,09610.23%
Hispanic2916.06%
Black2415.81%
2+ Races446.27%
Other Race262.73%
Native American258.25%
Asian130.62%

Bedford Veterans by Race

Bedford Veterans by Education

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1.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

3.6%

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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49.95%

Born in Bedford

89.18%

Native Born

10.82%

Foreign Born

5.90%

Non Citizen

4.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.18% of Bedford residents were born in the United States, with 49.95% having been born in Texas. 5.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bedford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202148,215-417-0.86%
202048,632-417-0.85%
201949,049-417-0.84%
201849,466-114-0.23%
201749,580500.10%
201649,5303690.75%
201549,1614010.82%
201448,7603450.71%
201348,4153240.67%
201248,0915331.12%
201147,5584821.02%
201047,076-76-0.02%
200047,1523,3900.75%
199043,76222,9417.71%
198020,82110,7727.56%
197010,0497,34314.02%
19602,7060.00%

Bedford Population by Year