Bedford is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,205 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bedford is the 147th 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.
Bedford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bedford is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bedford who work in management occupations (16.22%), computer science and math (10.56%) and healthcare (9.05%).
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.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Bedford has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.17% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Bedford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bedford a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bedford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.
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 66.05% 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 2010 was $52,852, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,408 for a family of four.
Bedford is a somewhat 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, French and Scottish.
The languages spoken by people in Bedford are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Bedford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish and Hindi.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||5,012|
|BEDFORD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||67.90%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||32.10%|
|TYPE OF BEDFORD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||65.18%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||7.19%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||9.21%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||18.42%|
|SIZE OF BEDFORD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||8.27%|
|AGE OF BEDFORD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||16.87%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||28.05%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||44.56%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||10.52%|
|BEDFORD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$631,052|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,058|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||1.31%|
|$58,001 - $117,000||0.60%|
|$117,001 - $234,000||0.94%|
|$234,001 - $350,000||1.33%|
|$350,001 - $467,000||12.37%|
|$467,001 - $584,000||19.94%|
|$584,001 - $876,000||47.04%|
|$876,001 - $1,168,000||10.33%|
|PEOPLE OF BEDFORD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.79%|
|5 TO 17||19.25%|
|18 TO 24||5.65%|
|25 TO 34||8.98%|
|35 TO 54||30.95%|
|55 TO 64||12.99%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.39%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.26%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$114,676|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$52,852|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.16%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (23.47%)
Information Technology (3.30%)
Public Service (2.12%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.58%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.98%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.95%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.53%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (17.16%)
French Canadian (3.35%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (81.59%)
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