Bedford is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,404 people and just one neighborhood, Bedford is the 205th largest community in Iowa. Bedford has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Bedford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bedford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bedford is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bedford who work in office and administrative support (11.30%), sales jobs (9.94%) and food service (7.53%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Bedford is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bedford’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Bedford is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.