Bedford is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 12,747 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bedford is the 139th largest community in Ohio.
Bedford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (18.74%), sales jobs (13.55%), and healthcare suport services (5.68%).
The population of Bedford overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Bedford, 21.61% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bedford in 2010 was $23,245, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,980 for a family of four. However, Bedford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bedford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Bedford include Polish, Italian, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Bedford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.