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Encompasses hamlets of Bedford Village, Katonah and Bedford Hills

Bedford is a town in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for a town in England.

The latitude of Bedford is 41.204N. The longitude is -73.644W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 381 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,133.


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Median household income
Local
$100,053
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bedford demographic reports
Bedford is near the Connecticut border
Settled by Puritan farmers from Connecticut
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility is here
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Local ZIP code 10506 was identified by American Demographics magazine as the 18th most affluent ZIP in the U.S. (April 2005)
Filming location for:
· 1981 movie, "Ragtime"
· 1998 movie, "Stepmom"
Well-known residents have included:
· Christopher Reeve, actor
· George Soros, billionaire financier
· Martha Stewart, TV & publishing personality
· Felicity Huffman, actress
· Nelson Peltz, multimillionaire financier and former owner of Snapple
· Glenn Close, actress
· Ralph Lauren, fashion designer
· Chevy Chase, actor
Nearby parks & recreation: Mianus River Gorge Preserve
Historic sites and museums: Court House Museum (1787), Bedford Historical Society Museum, Katonah Museum of Art, John Jay Homestead, Caramoor
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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10% of Bedford residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $53,046, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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53% of Bedford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Bedford include Bedford Village Historic District, Katonah Village Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Bedford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $944.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,916.


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Libraries in Bedford include Bedford Free Library, Bedford Hills Free Library, Katonah Village Library ... View libraries

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Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bedford political report.

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The average commute time for Bedford workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 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 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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