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Population (year 2000): 12,595. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,462 (-1.1% change)
Males: 6,275 (49.8%), Females: 6,320 (50.2%)

Median resident age: 42.1 years
Median household income: $87,962 (year 2000)
Median house value: $332,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Bedford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.9%)
  • Chinese (3.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Black (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)

Ancestries: Irish (23.2%), Italian (13.9%), English (13.4%), German (11.4%), United States (5.1%), French (4.8%).

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Elevation: 135 feet

Bedford,

For population 25 years and over in Bedford

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bedford town

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

9.7% Foreign born (4.3% Asia, 4.1% Europe).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Waltham, (8.1 miles pop. 59,226).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (17.4 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (219.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (4.4 miles Pinehurst, MA Lexington, (4.7 miles MA Billerica, (4.7 miles MA (4.9 miles Lincoln, MA Burlington, (5.4 miles MA Concord, (5.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 83 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 1997: 54 buildings, average cost: $224,000
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $305,900
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $327,300
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $351,800
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $380,000
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $311,300
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $283,100
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $354,300
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $345,900

Latitude: 42.49 N, Longitude: 71.28 W

Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (23.9%), Educational,health and social services (19.9%), Manufacturing (15.9%).


 

Crime in Bedford by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 1 0 0 1
    per 100,000 7.9 0.0 0.0 7.9
Assaults 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 7.9 0.0 0.0
Burglaries 4 2 4 5
    per 100,000 31.8 15.9 31.8 39.7
Thefts 41 36 23 53
    per 100,000 325.5 285.8 182.6 420.8
Auto thefts 0 3 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 23.8 7.9 0.0
17.6 16.0 10.2 22.0


Average climate in Bedford, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bedford,

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Bedford city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Main business address for: PROGRESS SOFTWARE CORP /MA (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), MILLIPORE CORP /MA (LABORATORY ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS), MRO SOFTWARE INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), HOLOGIC INC (X-RAY APPARATUS & TUBES & RELATED IRRADIATION APPARATUS), CAMBRIDGE HEART INC (ELECTROMEDICAL & ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS), INTERACTIVE DATA CORP/MA/ (SECURITY & COMMODITY BROKERS, DEALERS, EXCHANGES & SERVICES), RSA SECURITY INC/DE/ (COMPUTER PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT, NEC), NITROMED INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS) and 1 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers near Bedford:
  • MARY AND ARTHUR CLAPHAM HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; BURLINGTON, MA)
  • EMERSON HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; W CONCORD, MA)
  • OLYMPUS SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; WALTHAM, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bedford:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 2 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 22 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • MANCHESTER (about 33 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bedford:
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 16 miles; METHUEN, MA; ID: MA2)
  • MINUTE MAN AIR FIELD (about 17 miles; STOW, MA; ID: 6B6)
  • MARLBORO (about 19 miles; MARLBORO, MA; ID: 9B1)

Amtrak stations near Bedford:
  • 10 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.). Services: ticket office.
  • 17 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Colleges/Universities in Bedford:
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,501; Location: SPRINGS RD; Public; Website: www.middlesex.cc.ma.us)
  • EAST COAST AERO TECH (FT enrollment: 190; Location: 150 Hanscom Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.eastcoastaerotech.com)
  • EXECUTIVE FLYERS AVIATION CORP (Location: TERMINAL BLDG HANSCOM FIELD; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bedford:
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WALTHAM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,651)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 12 miles; LOWELL, MA; FT enrollment: 8,373)
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; WELLESLEY HILLS, MA; FT enrollment: 2,938)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; MEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 20,531)
  • LESLEY UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,700)
Public high school in Bedford:
  • BEDFORD HIGH (Students: 719; Location: 9 MUDGE WAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bedford:
  • LT JOB LANE SCHOOL (Students: 516; Location: SWEETWATER AVENUE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • JOHN GLENN MIDDLE (Students: 508; Location: MCMAHON AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LT ELEZER DAVIS (Students: 503; Location: DAVIS RD; Grades: PK - 02)
  • HANSCOM MIDDLE (Students: 283; Location: HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE; Grades: 04 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Bedford:
  • BEDFORD MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 153 CONCORD RD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Bedford:
  • BEDFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $855,004; Location: 7 MUDGE WAY; 84,748 books; 5,048 audio materials; 2,456 video materials; 311 serial subscriptions)

Bedford compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Bedford:
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBNW (1120 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, MA; Owner: MONEY MATTERS RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bedford:
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bedford:
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)

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