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Population (year 2000): 18,274. Estimated population in July 2005: 20,732 (+13.5% change)
Males: 8,988 (49.2%), Females: 9,286 (50.8%)

Median resident age: 39.2 years
Median household income: $84,392 (year 2000)
Median house value: $218,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Bedford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: Irish (22.3%), English (14.8%), French Canadian (12.2%), German (11.3%), French (10.6%), Italian (9.1%).New Hampshire

Elevation: 309 feet

Bedford,

For population 25 years and over in Bedford

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bedford town

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 71.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

3.3% Foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.1% North America, 0.7% Asia).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NH Manchester, (5.2 miles pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (52.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (226.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NH (3.5 miles Pinardville, NH Manchester, (5.2 miles NH (5.8 miles Merrimack, Merrimack, NH (6.2 miles East NH (7.5 miles Litchfield, NH (7.7 miles Goffstown, Hooksett, NH (8.1 miles South NH Amherst, (9.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 170 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 1997: 226 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 1998: 254 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 1999: 215 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2000: 161 buildings, average cost: $239,500
  • 2001: 177 buildings, average cost: $250,100
  • 2002: 197 buildings, average cost: $249,600
  • 2003: 116 buildings, average cost: $322,600
  • 2004: 139 buildings, average cost: $322,700
  • 2005: 80 buildings, average cost: $385,700

Latitude: 42.95 N, Longitude: 71.52 W

Area code: 603

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.8%), Manufacturing (14.2%), Retail trade (12.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.2%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.9%).


 

Crime in Bedford by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 7 5 3 0
    per 100,000 5.5 38.3 27.4 16.4 0.0
Robberies 1 8 3 3 3
    per 100,000 5.5 43.8 16.4 16.4 16.4
Assaults 12 8 5 4 4
    per 100,000 65.7 43.8 27.4 21.9 21.9
Burglaries 55 27 37 23 27
    per 100,000 301.0 147.8 202.5 125.9 147.8
Thefts 219 167 233 181 134
    per 100,000 1198.4 913.9 1275.0 990.5 733.3
Auto thefts 21 14 7 14 10
    per 100,000 114.9 76.6 38.3 76.6 54.7
95.2 90.2 89.6 70.4 53.4

Average climate in Bedford, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bedford,

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is above New Hampshire state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.7 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 10/3/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Birthplace of: Zachariah Chandler, Chris Lutz - College basketball player (Purdue Boilermakers), Joseph Emerson Worcester - (1784 - 1865), lexicographer.


Hospitals/medical centers near Bedford:
  • CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; MANCHESTER, NH)
  • ELLIOT HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; MANCHESTER, NH)
  • SOUTHERN NH MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; NASHUA, NH)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bedford:
  • MANCHESTER (about 6 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 37 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 50 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bedford:
  • BOIRE FIELD (about 13 miles; NASHUA, NH; ID: ASH)
  • CONCORD MUNI (about 18 miles; CONCORD, NH; ID: CON)
  • HAWTHORNE-FEATHER AIRPARK (about 27 miles; HILLSBORO, NH; ID: 8B1)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bedford:
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE (about 10 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 3,251)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 24 miles; LOWELL, MA; FT enrollment: 8,373)
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (about 33 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; FT enrollment: 3,660)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 34 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; BEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,501)
Public primary/middle schools in Bedford:
  • MCKELVIE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 932; Location: 108 LIBERTY HILL RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • RIDDLE BROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 703; Location: 230 NEW BOSTON RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PETER WOODBURY SCHOOL (Students: 673; Location: 180 COUNTY RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Students: 555; Location: 55 OLD BEDFORD RD; Grades: PK - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Bedford:
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 156; Location: 469 SO RIVER RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BEDFORD VILLAGE MORNING SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 19 MINISTERIAL ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LAMBS WORKSHOP THE (Students: 94; Location: 1 COVENANT WAY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HARMONY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 87; Location: 54 CONSTITUTION DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • JIMINNY CRICKET SCH PRESCO (Students: 77; Location: PO BOX 10681; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NEW MORNING SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 23 BACK RIVER ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CREATIVE GROWING PRESCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 11 BELL HILL ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • BEDFORD MONTESSORI SCHOOL INC. (Students: 50; Location: 24 TIRRELL HILL ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LEARNING ADVENTURES (Students: 39; Location: 51 OLD BEDFORD ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KELLOGG SDA SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 41 BACK RIVER ROAD; Grades: 1 - 8)
Library in Bedford:
  • BEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $741,392; Location: 3 MEETINGHOUSE ROAD; 62,011 books; 2,060 audio materials; 2,217 video materials; 305 serial subscriptions)

Bedford compared to New Hampshire state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bedford:
  • WGIR (610 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKBR (1250 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WSMN (1590 AM; 5 kW; NASHUA, NH; Owner: 1590 BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bedford:
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • W250AB (97.9 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • W282AF (104.3 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CONCORD BIBLE FELLOWSHIP)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WNNH (99.1 FM; HENNIKER, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WEVO (89.1 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJYY (105.5 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTPL (107.7 FM; HILLSBORO, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Bedford:
  • WMUR-TV (Channel 9; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WNEU (Channel 60; MERRIMACK, NH; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (NH), INC.)
  • W29AT (Channel 29; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WPXG (Channel 21; CONCORD, NH; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYCN-LP (Channel 13; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • W33AK (Channel 33; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER B/CING CORPORATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

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