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Bedford, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Bedford had a population of 1,410 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Bedford is located at latitude 40.6669 and longitude -94.7214 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bedford encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The City of Bedford (GNIS ID: 2394105) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bedford is located within Township of Bedford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Taylor County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bedford: Beadforde.

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Bedford, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bedford, IA Housing Affordability Index is 272
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Bedford, IA Wealth Index is 57
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,410 (100%)
Population in Households 1,381 (97.9%)
Population in Families 1,081 (76.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 29 ( 2.1%)
Population Density 880
Diversity Index2 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,963
Average Household Income $55,976
Per Capita Income $23,866
Wealth Index4 57

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 717 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 455 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $65,476
Housing Affordability Index3 272
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 604
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 374
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.23% -0.16%
Households -0.18% -0.1%
Families -0.23% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Bedford, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bedford to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 226 78th
Population Density # 367 64th
Diversity Index # 418 59th
Median Household Income # 964 4th
Per Capita Income # 919 9th

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