Bedford is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,155 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bedford is the 144th largest community in Massachusetts.
Bedford home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Bedford real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Bedford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 23.01% 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.
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 town’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 is lower than average for the country.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Bedford, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bedford is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.69% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Bedford in 2018 was $75,343, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $301,372 for a family of four.
Bedford is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Bedford's cultural character, accounting for 22.55% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Bedford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.