Bedford is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 49,464 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Bedford is the 65th largest community in Texas.
Bedford real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Bedford house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Bedford is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bedford is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bedford who work in office and administrative support (16.18%), sales jobs (12.28%), and management occupations (11.82%).
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.
The population of Bedford is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.49% of adults in Bedford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bedford in 2010 was $36,517, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,068 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Bedford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bedford include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Bedford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.