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Bedford is a city in Tarrant County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

The community was named after county in Tennessee

The latitude of Bedford is 32.843N. The longitude is -97.142W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 48,572.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$54,436
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bedford demographic reports
Growth slowed when the railroad bypassed the community

Development came with the construction of military bases and defense plants during World War II

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 139. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Celtic Heritage Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
  • ARToberFest - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bedford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Old Bedford School
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 81

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bedford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tarrant County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Worth area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76039 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Bedford residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bedford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bedford was $29,466, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

35% of Bedford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bedford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $619.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,226.


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Libraries in Bedford include Bedford Public Library ... View libraries

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Tarrant County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bedford political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Bedford workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bedford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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