Bedford is a tiny city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 609 people and just one neighborhood, Bedford is the 325th largest community in Kentucky.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Bedford is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 49.68% of the Bedford workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Bedford is a city of production and manufacturing workers, construction workers and builders and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bedford who work in management occupations (12.03%), sales jobs (11.08%) and healthcare suport services (5.70%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.47% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Bedford’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
In Bedford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.73 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small city, Bedford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.