Bedford County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Bedford County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 47,652 with a growth rate of -0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bedford County, Pennsylvania is the 45th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202047,652-262-0.55%
201947,914-262-0.54%
201848,176-262-0.54%
201748,438-151-0.31%
201648,589-146-0.30%
201548,735-383-0.78%
201449,118-184-0.37%
201349,302-274-0.55%
201249,576-34-0.07%
201149,610-76-0.15%
201049,6861,7673.69%
199047,9191,1352.43%
198046,7844,43110.46%
197042,353-98-0.23%
196042,4511,6764.11%
195040,775-34-0.08%
194040,8093,5009.38%
193037,309-968-2.53%
192038,277-602-1.55%
191038,879-589-1.49%
190039,4688242.13%
189038,6443,71510.64%
188034,9295,29417.86%
187029,6352,89910.84%
186026,7363,68415.98%
185023,052-6,283-21.42%
184029,3354,83319.72%
183024,5024,25421.01%
182020,2484,50228.59%
181015,7463,70730.79%
180012,039-1,085-8.27%
179013,1240.00%

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White47,43997.59%
Two or More Races5541.14%
Black or African American2620.54%
Asian1870.38%
Some Other Race1150.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native540.11%

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Median Age

46.2


Total

45.2


Male

47.3


Female

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 38,883 adults, (10,617 of whom are seniors) in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

24,411

50.22%

Male

24,200

49.78%

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.5%9.5%
All79.8%20.2%
Male72.5%27.5%
Female69.6%30.4%
Non Family65.3%34.7%

79.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,6742.4579.8
Married10,7893.0290.5
Non Family6,4371.1765.3
Female1,4863.2469.6
Male9623.3272.5

2.98

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2543.55%
9th to 12th Grade3,1748.98%
High School Graduate18,11451.24%
Some College4,86813.77%
Associates Degree2,9238.27%
Bachelors Degree2,9718.40%
Graduate Degree2,0495.80%

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White34,52930,2694,850
Hispanic27918632
Multiple Races22018059
Black17717327
Asian1219156
Native American44393
Other Race38308

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.28%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,677$38,406$24,676
Less Than High School$19,393$26,641$9,122
High School Grad$29,328$36,611$20,533
Some College$33,541$40,620$27,044
Bachelors Degree$46,016$55,500$38,650
Graduate Degree$52,739$55,972$51,755

$31,677

Average Earnings

$38,406

Average Male

$24,676

Average Female

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Language

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Language

97.38% of Bedford County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 2.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.58% of the population.

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White46,5435,78212.42%
Multiple55413324.01%
Hispanic56610518.55%
Black1937337.82%
Asian1872513.37%
Native542037.04%
Other1101412.73%

12.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.65%

Male Poverty Rate

13.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Pennsylvania is Black, with 37.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Pennsylvania is White, with 12.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.48%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.91%
High School11.35%
Some College8.54%
Bachelors or Greater5.52%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed28.95%
Female Unemployed24.58%
Female Employed7.16%
Male Employed5.55%

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Income

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,146$60,628
Families$59,579$71,413
Married Families$64,676$77,580
Non Families$24,660$35,645

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Bedford County, Pennsylvania 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 County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Veterans

3,600

Number of Veterans

3,451

Male Veterans

149

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,401
First Gulf War470
Second Gulf War424
Korea337
World War II240
Age Group Veterans
75+1,128
65 to 74986
55 to 64657
35 to 54644
18 to 34185
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5229.23%
Black6029.56%
Hispanic164.23%
2 or More154.97%
Other36.67%

$Bedford County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

7.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bedford County, Pennsylvania 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

79.81%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.33%

Native Born

0.67%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.33% of Bedford County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 79.81% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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