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Bedford is a town in Hillsborough County, in the Manchester-Nashua metro area.

The community was named after the Duke of Bedford

The latitude of Bedford is 42.946N. The longitude is -71.516W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 282 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,274.


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Median household income
Local
$84,392
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bedford demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Narragansett No. 5
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Nearby parks & recreation: Reed's Ferry State Forest
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above 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 Hillsborough County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Manchester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03110 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Bedford residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $37,730, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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49% of Bedford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Bedford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,015.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,699.


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

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

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Bedford restaurants taking online reservations include Bedford Village Inn ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Bedford workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 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 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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