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Bedford, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bedford had a population of 2,706 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bedford is located at latitude 40.0151 and longitude -78.503 in Bedford County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bedford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Bedford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The Borough of Bedford (GNIS ID: 1214895) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bedford: Camp Raystown, Fort Bedford, Manor of Bedford, Raystown, Rays-town.


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Bedford, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,706
Population in Households 2,697
Population in Familes 1,787
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 2,494
Diversity Index2 15
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,451
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 684
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,691 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 715 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 736 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 240 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $158,624
Average Home Value $172,552
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,636
Average Household Income $47,937
Per Capita Income $25,745
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.78% -0.54%
Households -0.47% -0.42%
Families -0.73% -0.59%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bedford, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bedford to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 495 72nd
Population Density1 # 540 69th
Diversity Index2 # 703 60th
Median Household Income # 1577 11th
Per Capita Income # 784 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.