Bedford, IN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
45,113
0.0443% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.5
0.462% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.7%
2.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,210
6.94% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$146,700
17.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bedford, IN had a population of 45.1k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $64,210. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bedford, IN declined from 45,133 to 45,113, a −0.0443% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,041 to $64,210, a 6.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bedford, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.99%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.876%), White (Hispanic) (0.718%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.7%).

None of the households in Bedford, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Bedford, IN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Bedford, IN was $146,700, and the homeownership rate was 79.3%.

Most people in Bedford, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bedford, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bedford, IN is home to a population of 45.1k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.22% of Bedford, IN residents were born outside of the country (549 people).

In 2022, there were 47.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.6k people) in Bedford, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 896 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 395 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Bedford, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bedford, IN was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bedford, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.6k ± 276
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    896 ± 159
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    395 ± 173
1.8%
Hispanic Population
811 people

In 2022, there were 47.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.6k people) in Bedford, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 896 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 395 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.8% of the people in Bedford, IN are hispanic (811 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bedford, IN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.22%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
549 people
1.46%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
659 people

As of 2022, 1.22% of Bedford, IN residents (549 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bedford, IN was 1.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,105 ± 268
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    635 ± 223
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    454 ± 165

Bedford, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bedford, IN employs 21.4k people. The largest industries in Bedford, IN are Manufacturing (4,754 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,600 people), and Retail Trade (2,355 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,162), Public Administration ($75,709), and Information ($62,944).

Occupations

21.4k
2022 Value
± 1,108
1.47%
1 Year growth
± 7.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bedford, IN grew at a rate of 1.47%, from 21.1k employees to 21.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bedford, IN, are Production Occupations (3,097 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,174 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,930 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bedford, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.4k
2022 Value
± 1,108
1.47%
1 Year growth
± 7.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bedford, IN grew at a rate of 1.47%, from 21.1k employees to 21.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bedford, IN, are Manufacturing (4,754 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,600 people), and Retail Trade (2,355 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bedford, IN, though some of these residents may live in Bedford, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,047
Median earning men ± $4,395
$31,672
Median earning women ± $2,028

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,929), Public Administration ($79,102), and Information ($70,682).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,681), Public Administration ($42,750), and Wholesale Trade ($41,964).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 371
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 271
    Manufacturing
  3. 217
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Indiana went to Donald J. Trump with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.95%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Indiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bedford, IN was $146,700 in 2022, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $124,500 to $146,700, a 17.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Bedford, IN is 79.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bedford, IN have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bedford, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bedford, IN is $64,210. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Bedford, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $103,038 and $95,261.

Property

$146,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,048
$14,974
Median Property Taxes
±$886

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bedford, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bedford, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

79.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.3% of the housing units in Bedford, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bedford, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $103,038 and $95,261.

The following map shows all of the counties in Bedford, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,210
Median Household Income
± $3,797
18.9k
Number of Households
± 1,025

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.9k households in Bedford, IN grew to $64,210 from the previous year's value of $60,041.

The following chart displays the households in Bedford, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bedford, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Indiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83%)
  2. Carpooled (9.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.42%)

In 2022, 83% of workers in Bedford, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.8%) and those who worked at home (4.42%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bedford, IN have a shorter commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.24% of the workforce in Bedford, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bedford, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bedford, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bedford, IN (4.74k out of 44.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bedford, IN is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.9% of the population of Bedford, IN has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Indiana see 1495 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1719 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,495 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Indiana

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,495 patients per year. This represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Indiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.13%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.39%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bedford, IN declined by 1.76% from 7.26% to 7.13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bedford, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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