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Bedford is a borough in Bedford County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after local fort, which was named after the Duke of Bedford
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Bedford. For links to other places called Bedford, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Bedford is 40.018N. The longitude is -78.504W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,119 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,057.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,549
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bedford demographic reports
The Bedford Springs Hotel, developed near local mineral springs, drew guests such as President James Buchanan and justices of the U.S. Supreme Court
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Thomas Bleistein, vaudevillian known as "Bozo Snyder"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Bedford County Fair - July 22-28, 2007
  • Fall Foliage Festival - Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bedford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Shawnee State Park, Blue Knob State Park
Historic sites and museums: Fort Bedford Museum, Old Bedford Village, Espy House National Historic Landmark
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bedford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bedford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15522 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

36% of Bedford residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bedford ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bedford was $18,028, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Bedford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Bedford festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Bedford include Bedford Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bedford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $328.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $932.


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Libraries in Bedford include Bedford County Fed Library System ... View libraries

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Politics

Bedford 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 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Bedford include Best Western, Econo Lodge Bedford, Quality Inn Bedford, Super 8, Travelodge.

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