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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bedford was $18,028, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Bedford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Bedford include Bedford Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Bedford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $328. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $932.
Libraries in Bedford include Bedford County Fed Library System ... View libraries
Bedford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bedford political report.
The average commute time for Bedford workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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