Bedford is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 13,347 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bedford is the 63rd largest community in Indiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bedford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bedford is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bedford who work in office and administrative support (12.89%), sales jobs (9.72%), and healthcare (7.47%).
The percentage of people in Bedford with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.23% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bedford in 2010 was $21,708, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,832 for a family of four. However, Bedford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Bedford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bedford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bedford include Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Bedford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.