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Bedford, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Bedford had a population of 13,278 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Bedford, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,278
Population in Households 12,760
Population in Familes 9,580
Population in Group Qrtrs 518
Population Density2 1,092
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $40,572
Average Household Income $54,743
Per Capita Income $24,244


Total Housing Units 6,628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,487 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,250 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 891 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $98,260
Average Home Value $123,932


Total Households 5,737
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 3,330
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.12% -0.14%
Households -0.13% -0.14%
Families -0.34% -0.3%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

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, 2018 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 # 64 91st
Population Density # 423 38th
Diversity Index # 251 63rd
Median Household Income # 578 15th
Per Capita Income # 384 44th

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