Bedford is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,742 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bedford is the 480th largest community in Pennsylvania. Bedford has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
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 borough 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 (17.13%), sales jobs (10.75%), and food service (10.14%).
One of the benefits of Bedford is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.23 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small borough, Bedford does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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, 23.34% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bedford in 2010 was $26,662, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,648 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Bedford include Irish, English, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bedford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.