Bedford County PA Information


Bedford County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 49,406
Daytime Population: Workers 18,788
Daytime Population: Residents 26,266
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45,054
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 48,855
Population in Familes 40,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 551
Population Density2 49
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $46,536
Average Household Income $58,438
Per Capita Income $24,012


Total Housing Units 23,954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,519 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,667 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,768 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $136,458
Average Home Value $171,079


Total Households 20,186
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 14,121
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 -0.1% -0.32%
Households -0.03% -0.27%
Families -0.13% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.46%


Bedford County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bedford County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania 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 # 45 34th
Population Density # 57 16th
Diversity Index # 61 10th
Median Household Income # 49 28th
Per Capita Income # 57 16th

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