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. Much of the housing stock in Bedford was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bedford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bedford is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bedford who work in office and administrative support (18.79%), food service (9.64%), and healthcare (9.23%).
Residents of the borough have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.57 minutes getting to work every day.
Bedford is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
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, 24.98% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bedford in 2010 was $27,836, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,344 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.