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Bedford, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bedford had a population of 2,756 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 2,756
Daytime Population: Workers 2,374
Daytime Population: Residents 1,410
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,784
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 2,747
Population in Familes 1,817
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 2,540
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $37,891
Average Household Income $50,606
Per Capita Income $26,812


Total Housing Units 1,676 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 716 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 742 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $153,965
Average Home Value $166,480


Total Households 1,458
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 687
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 -0.42% -0.48%
Households -0.34% -0.44%
Families -0.57% -0.59%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

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, 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 # 487 72nd
Population Density # 530 70th
Diversity Index # 710 60th
Median Household Income # 1550 12th
Per Capita Income # 812 54th

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