Profile for Bedford, Indiana, IN
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Bedford is a city in Lawrence County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Bedford County, TN
The latitude of Bedford is 38.861N. The longitude is -86.487W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 686 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,469.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Bedford demographic reports
Developed around the local limestone industry. Stone quarried here was used in construction of the Empire State Building
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Kenneth D. Bowersox, astronaut
Local festivals include:
- Judah Heritage Festival - June 22-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bedford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Hoosier National 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 Lawrence 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 47421 ZIP code.
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Ancestry & family history
18% of Bedford residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $17,649, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Bedford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Bedford festival dates:
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- Judah Heritage Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Bedford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $358. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $667.
Libraries in Bedford include Bedford Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bedford include Bedford Times-Mail
Lawrence 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 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Bedford include Holiday Inn Express Suites Bedford, Stonehenge Lodge, Super 8.
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