Bedford, Iowa

Bedford: Town in Taylor County, Iowa, United States

About

Bedford is a town located in the county of Taylor in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,440 and a population density of 345 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,380 inhabitants.

The town was created 169 years ago in 1854.

Bedford locator map
Location of Bedford on Iowa map.

Quick Facts about Bedford

Population : 1,380 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
County : Taylor County
Postal code : 50833
Phone Area Codes : 712
Area : 4.17 km2
Altitude : 1,129 feet / 344 meters
Capital city : Bedford is capital of Taylor County
Establishment : January 01, 1855 (169 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 21:27:40 (14th July 2024)
Density : 331 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.35% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Bedford is located at 40°40'1"N 94°43'17"W (40.6669300, -94.7213600).

Bedford map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Bedford decreased by 4.35% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,440 - census
2011 1,436 -0.28% estimation process
2012 1,429 -0.49% estimation process
2013 1,422 -0.49% estimation process
2014 1,407 -1.07% estimation process
2015 1,418 0.78% estimation process
2016 1,406 -0.85% estimation process
2017 1,380 -1.88% estimation process
2018 1,392 0.86% estimation process
2019 1,384 -0.58% estimation process
2020 1,380 -0.29% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 41,100
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 41,266
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -0.4%
April 1, 2020 Population : 39,046
April 1, 2010 Population : 41,259
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.8%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 23.2%
People over 65 (%) : 18.9%
Female persons, % : 50.1%
White only, percent : 66.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 22.4%
Asians alone % : 0.4%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 9.6%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 3.8%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 64.3%
2015-2019 Veterans : 3,173
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.2%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 19,597

Bedford zip code is 50833. County name: Taylor, County fips: 19173

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 19,597
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 72.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $112,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,074
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $349
2015-2019 median gross rent : $745
Permits for construction, 2020 : 29
2015-2019 Households : 15,983
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.53
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 90.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 4.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 77.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 86.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 14.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 17.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 19.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 50.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 40,216
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 101,551
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,224,715
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 466,827
2012 total retail sales per capita : $11,340
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.7
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $50,345
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $24,472
Percentage of people living in poverty : 17.7%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 786
2019 total employment : 11,447
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 500,889
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 8.2%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 2,611
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 3,294
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,806
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 909
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 752
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,353
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 458
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,629
2010 population per square mile : 63.0
2010 land area in square miles : 655.39

People born in Bedford (1)

military Harry L. Evans was born in Bedford

Schools in Bedford

College & universities near Bedford, IA

Code Name City ZIP
178624 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville (MO) 64468-6001
177083 Conception Seminary College Conception (MO) 64433-0502
154396 Southwestern Community College Creston (IA) 50801

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Bedford, IA

Code Name Address Type
CRN Creston Pine and Adams Avenue RAIL
OSC Osceola Main & East Clay Streets RAIL

Post offices near Bedford

Post Office Name City ZIP
Bedford Post Office Bedford (IA) 50833

Other places with the same name (13)

  • Bedford , Texas The most populous city in Tarrant County, Texas. It is located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. Bedford is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Bedford Downtown Historic District and the Bedford Boys Museum. with a population of 48,352 people.
  • Bedford , Michigan township in Monroe County, Michigan with a population of 32,199 people.
  • Bedford , New Hampshire city in New Hampshire, USA with a population of 22,957 people.
  • Bedford , New York town in Westchester County, New York, United States with a population of 17,450 people.
  • Bedford , Massachusetts town in Massachusetts with a population of 14,053 people.
  • Bedford , Indiana town in Lawrence County, Indiana, United States with a population of 13,233 people.
  • Bedford , Virginia town in Bedford County, Virginia, United States with a population of 6,644 people.
  • Bedford , Tennessee town in Bedford County, Virginia, United States with a population of 5,948 people.
  • Bedford , Pennsylvania town in Bedford County, Virginia, United States with a population of 2,667 people.
  • Bedford , Ohio human settlement in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States of America with a population of 1,277 people.
  • Bedford , Illinois township in Wayne County, Illinois with a population of 1,021 people.
  • Bedford , Kentucky city in Kentucky, USA with a population of 555 people.

Other cities in Taylor County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Taylor County , IA.

City Name Population Title
Lenox 1,386 Human settlement in Taylor County, Iowa, United States of America
New Market 397 City in Taylor County, Iowa, United States
Clearfield 343 City in Taylor and Ringgold counties in the U.
Blockton 184 City in Taylor County, Iowa, United States
Gravity 181 City in Iowa, United States
Sharpsburg 86 City in Taylor County, Iowa, United States of America
Conway 40 City in Iowa, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Bedford distances to largest Iowa cities