Bedford County, Pennsylvania

Bedford County: County in Pennsylvania, United States


Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,762 and a population density of 19 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 47,817 inhabitants. Its county seat is Bedford. The county was created 252 years ago in 1770.

Quick Facts about Bedford County

Population : 47,817 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
Different from : Bedford County, Bedford County
Area : 2635 km2
Official name : Bedford County
Named for : Fort Bedford
Altitude : 1,886 feet / 575 meters
Capital : Bedford
Establishment : January 01, 1771
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 00:00:46 (5th June 2023)
Density : 18 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.07% (2010-2020)
Bedford County locator map
Location of Bedford County on Pennsylvania map.
Bedford County Courthouse Pennsylvania image
Bedford County Courthouse Pennsylvania
Bedford County Courthouse Pennsylvania image


Bedford County is located at 40°0'24"N 78°29'25"W (40.0065600, -78.4903200). It has 6 neighbors: Allegany County, Blair County, Cambria County, Fulton County, Huntingdon County and Somerset County.

Bedford County map

The largest city of Bedford County is Centerville with a population of 3,133. Other cities include, Marysville population 2,553, Everett population 1,717, Palo Alto population 975 and Hyndman population 854. See all Bedford County cities & populated places.

Bedford County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Bedford County.

City Name Population Title
Point 3,582 Township in northern Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Centerville 3,133 Human settlement in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Bedford 2,667 Town in Bedford County, Virginia, United States
Marysville 2,553 Borough in southeastern Perry County, Pennsylvania
Napier 2,109 Township of Pennsylvania
Hartley 1,805 Township in western Union County, Pennsylvania
Everett 1,717 Borough of Pennsylvania, USA
King 1,181 Township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Palo Alto 975 Borough in central Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Hyndman 854 Borough of Pennsylvania
Saxton 679 Borough in Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Finleyville 392 Borough of Pennsylvania
Schellsburg 317 Borough of Pennsylvania
Manns Choice 283 Borough of Pennsylvania
Pavia 273 Township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Woodbury 265 Borough of Pennsylvania

Bedford County has 6 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Bedford County decreased by 4.07% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 49,762 - census
2011 49,627 -0.27% estimation process
2012 49,592 -0.07% estimation process
2013 49,318 -0.56% estimation process
2014 49,131 -0.38% estimation process
2015 48,748 -0.79% estimation process
2016 48,601 -0.3% estimation process
2017 48,356 -0.51% estimation process
2018 48,094 -0.54% estimation process
2019 47,888 -0.43% estimation process
2020 47,817 -0.15% estimation process

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People born in Bedford County (11)

People born in Bedford County, including pioneer James Harrod, United States Army Medal of Honor recipient Ellis R. Weicht, actress Jeanne Clemson, .


Other places with the same name (3)

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