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Bedford is a township in Monroe County, in the Monroe metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Bedford. For links to other places called Bedford, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bedford is 41.777N. The longitude is -83.588W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 28,606.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bedford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monroe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48144 ZIP code.
30% of Bedford residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $24,131, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Bedford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bedford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $499. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,060.
Monroe 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 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 .3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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Cons: Far from major market stores.
This is a good place to live and raise a family.
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