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Population (year 2000): 13,768. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,551 (-1.6% change)
Males: 6,400 (46.5%), Females: 7,368 (53.5%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 41.4 years
Median household income: $31,022 (year 2000)
Median house value: $69,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Bedford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (18.5%), German (12.7%), Irish (9.9%), English (9.2%), Italian (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).Indiana

Elevation: 710 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles

Bedford,

For population 25 years and over in Bedford

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bedford city

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -416 (-2.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Bloomington, (20.9 miles pop. 69,291).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: KY Louisville, (67.3 miles pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (221.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IN (3.2 miles Oolitic, IN (9.0 miles Mitchell, IN (14.2 miles Orleans, Saltillo, IN (19.5 miles) , IN Bloomington, (20.9 miles IN (21.2 miles Paoli, IN (21.5 miles Campbellsburg, Baden Springs, IN (22.0 miles West


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 13 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $127,700

Latitude: 38.86 N, Longitude: 86.49 W

Area code: 812


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.3%), Manufacturing (21.7%), Retail trade (11.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,808 (+34.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,348 (58.0%)


 

Crime in Bedford by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 2 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 14.5 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 3 3 2 2
    per 100,000 7.3 21.8 21.8 14.5 14.5
Robberies 0 1 3 3 4
    per 100,000 0.0 7.3 21.8 21.8 29.1
Assaults 5 13 10 11 7
    per 100,000 36.3 94.4 72.6 79.9 50.8
Burglaries 78 80 69 57 81
    per 100,000 566.5 581.1 501.2 414.0 588.3
Thefts 484 468 419 449 414
    per 100,000 3515.4 3399.2 3043.3 3261.2 3007.0
Auto thefts 15 34 34 20 31
    per 100,000 108.9 246.9 246.9 145.3 225.2
199.2 226.2 220.9 199.4 204.2

Average climate in Bedford, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bedford,

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Bedford city center killed one person and injured 51 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category 4 tornado 14.6 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Donald Brashear - NHL player (Philadelphia Flyers, born: Jan 7, 1972), Craig Bowden - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 6/18/68).


Hospitals/medical centers in Bedford:
  • BEDFORD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (2900 WEST 16TH STREET)
  • DUNN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1600 23RD STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bedford:
  • BLOOMINGTON HOSPITAL & HEALTHCARE SYS (about 22 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IN)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-BLOOMINGTON (about 22 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IN)
  • BLOOMINGTON HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY (about 23 miles; PAOLI, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bedford:
  • MONROE COUNTY (about 21 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IN; ID: BMG)
  • COLUMBUS MUNI (about 50 miles; COLUMBUS, IN; ID: BAK)
  • INDIANAPOLIS INTL (about 61 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; ID: IND)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bedford:
  • VIRGIL I GRISSOM MUNI (about 5 miles; BEDFORD, IN; ID: BFR)
  • LAKE MONROE (about 14 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IN; ID: 07I)
  • ORLEANS (about 16 miles; ORLEANS, IN; ID: 7I4)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 19 $47,878 $30,238 7 $5,967
Transit 11 $23,829 $25,995 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,411 $28,932 0 $0
Water Supply 25 $60,568 $29,072 1 $1,692
Fire - Other 1 $2,898 $34,776 0 $0
Financial Administration 5 $14,271 $34,250 2 $3,981
Other Government Administration 0 $0   13 $1,032
Judicial and Legal 2 $2,500 $15,000 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 32 $97,033 $36,387 0 $0
Police - Other 10 $22,200 $26,640 2 $1,018
Firefighters 37 $95,005 $30,812 0 $0
Streets and Highways 24 $61,164 $30,582 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 9 $21,573 $28,764 0 $0
Sewerage 17 $59,187 $41,779 0 $0
Totals for Government 193 $510,517 $31,741 25 $13,689
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bedford:
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON (about 22 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Full-time enrollment: 33,835)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTHEAST (about 61 miles; NEW ALBANY, IN; FT enrollment: 4,355)
  • DEPAUW UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; GREENCASTLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,197)
  • UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS (about 62 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 2,784)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-CENTRAL INDIANA (about 66 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 3,397)
  • JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; FT enrollment: 5,290)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-INDIANAPOLIS (about 68 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 19,818)
Public high school in Bedford:
  • BEDFORD-NORTH LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,562; Location: 595 N STARS BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bedford:
  • BEDFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 695; Location: 1501 'N' ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 369; Location: 2014 'F' ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SHAWSWICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 338; Location: RR 18 BOX 342; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NEEDMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 326; Location: RR 19 BOX 393; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PARKVIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 261; Location: 1701 BRIAN LANE WAY; Grades: PK - 02)
  • PARKVIEW INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 260; Location: 2024 W 16TH ST; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • SHAWSWICK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 258; Location: 71 SHAWSWICK SCHOOL RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • STALKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 256; Location: 420 'W' ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FAYETTEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 199; Location: 223 OLD FARM RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ENGLEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: 3203 WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Bedford:
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 231; Location: 1723 SOUTH I STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • STONE CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 63; Location: 1813 26TH ST; Grades: KG - 11)
Library in Bedford:
  • BEDFORD PL (Operating income: $1,441,524; Location: 1323 K ST; 89,405 books; 6,493 audio materials; 2,376 video materials; 225 serial subscriptions)

Cemeteries: Green Hill Cemetery (1), Beech Grove Cemetery (2), Breckinridge Cemetery (3).

Creek: South Fork Leatherwood Creek (A).

Parks in Bedford include: Otis Park (1), Wilson Park (2), Dickinson Park (3), Furst Park (4), Thornton Park (5).


Bedford compared to Indiana state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bedford:
  • WBIW (1340 AM; 1 kW; BEDFORD, IN; Owner: AD-VENTURE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGCL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC,)
  • WSLM (1220 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, IN; Owner: DON H. MARTIN)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGTK (970 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bedford:
  • W205BB (88.9 FM; BEDFORD, IN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQRK (105.5 FM; BEDFORD, IN; Owner: AD-VENTURE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WMBL (88.1 FM; MITCHELL, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWEG (102.5 FM; MITCHELL, IN; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W210AV (89.9 FM; MITCHELL, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WFIU (103.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WFHB (91.3 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: BLOOMINGTON COMMUNITY RADIO INC)
  • WVNI (95.1 FM; NASHVILLE, IN; Owner: BROWN COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBWB (96.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WTTS (92.3 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WHCC (105.1 FM; ELLETTSVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WFLQ (100.1 FM; FRENCH LICK, IN; Owner: WILLTRONICS BROADCASTING)
  • WKLO (96.9 FM; HARDINSBURG, IN; Owner: WKLO, LLC)
  • WUME-FM (95.3 FM; PAOLI, IN; Owner: IRONIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W240AT (95.9 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Bedford:
  • WTIU (Channel 30; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WTTV (Channel 4; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)

 

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