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Bedford, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Bedford had a population of 13,067 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bedford is located at latitude 38.8602 and longitude -86.4895 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bedford (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 686 feet.

The City of Bedford (GNIS ID: 2394104) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bedford is located within Township of Shawswick, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bedford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Bedford, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,067
Daytime Population: Workers 9,869
Daytime Population: Residents 7,655
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,524
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 12,549
Population in Familes 9,488
Population in Group Qrtrs 518
Population Density2 1,075
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $39,912
Average Household Income $54,153
Per Capita Income $23,986


Total Housing Units 6,542 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,332 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,309 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 901 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $94,762
Average Home Value $122,615


Total Households 5,641
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 3,272
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.36% -0.3%
Households -0.39% -0.29%
Families -0.63% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Bedford, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bedford to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 91st
Population Density # 432 37th
Diversity Index # 240 65th
Median Household Income # 562 18th
Per Capita Income # 332 51st

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