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Bedford, IA Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Bedford is 1,495, which is 7.72% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 5.19% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Bedford population density is 928.42 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 54.70 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Bedford is white, which represent 92.78% of the total population. The average Bedford education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 1,495. #212

Population Growth Since 2000, #619

Bedford, IA

Population Density, #348

Bedford, IA
928.42 per square mile
54.70 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:1,387 (92.78%, #851)
Black:20 (1.34%, #136)
Hispanic:55 (3.68%, #226)
Asian:18 (1.20%, #118)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):6 (0.40%, #158)
One Race, Other:10 (0.67%, see rank)
Two or More Races:54 (3.61%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:39 (70.91%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Cuban:1 (1.82%, see rank)
Central American:11 (20.00%, see rank)
South American:0 (0.00%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

1,108 (74.11%) out of the total population of 1,495 reported first ancestry.

 Bedford, IA% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.27%0.56%
Czech00.00%, see rank1.89%0.47%
Danish100.67%, see rank1.86%0.42%
Dutch352.34%, see rank4.35%1.40%
English25617.12%, see rank8.78%8.02%
French402.68%, see rank2.60%3.34%
German32721.87%, see rank36.73%15.03%
Greek20.13%, see rank0.22%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.12%0.46%
Irish1459.70%, see rank14.07%10.80%
Italian171.14%, see rank2.10%5.52%
Norwegian50.33%, see rank5.34%1.42%
Polish30.20%, see rank1.28%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian60.40%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish171.14%, see rank0.85%0.99%
Scottish100.67%, see rank1.51%1.72%
Subsaharan African00.00%, see rank0.56%0.95%
Swedish604.01%, see rank2.92%1.27%
Swiss00.00%, see rank0.47%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.09%0.31%
American19813.24%, see rank6.36%7.12%
Welsh90.60%, see rank0.67%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 703 (47.02%, see rank)
Females: 792 (52.98%, see rank)

Bedford, IA
Male: 47.02%
Female: 52.98%
Male: 49.58%
Female: 50.42%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Bedford, IA
44.80 years old
38.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Bedford, IA
43.90 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Bedford, IA
46.50 years old
39.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Bedford, IA% of the Total PopulationIowaU.S.
Under 5 years755.02%, see rank6.39%6.36%
5 to 9 years15010.03%, see rank6.62%6.51%
10 to 14 years906.02%, see rank6.58%6.59%
15 to 19 years744.95%, see rank6.96%6.85%
20 to 24 years483.21%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years15410.30%, see rank12.65%13.47%
35 to 44 years16010.70%, see rank11.80%12.96%
45 to 54 years19412.98%, see rank13.73%14.09%
55 to 64 years24416.32%, see rank12.80%12.29%
65 to 74 years1187.89%, see rank7.81%7.64%
75 to 84 1248.29%, see rank4.98%4.25%
85 years and over644.28%, see rank2.48%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Bedford, IAIowaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population1,058, 100%2,038,942209,056,129
Less Than High School84, 7.94%, see rank8.73%13.67%
High School Graduate467, 44.14%, see rank32.51%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree385, 36.39%, see rank32.40%29.09%
Bachelor Degree85, 8.03%, see rank17.99%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree37, 3.50%, see rank8.36%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.98, see rank13.6013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Bedford, IA IowaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten6193.44%6.56%78.45%21.55%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)19592.31%, see rank7.69%, see rank89.39%10.61%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)6496.88%, see rank3.13%, see rank92.11%7.89%90.60%9.40%
College48100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank74.24%25.76%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School6100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank64.78%35.22%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Bedford, IAIowaU.S.
Total Households646, 100%1,232,228116,211,092
Average Household Size2.24, see rank2.422.63
1 Person Households207, 32.04%, see rank28.77%27.57%
2 or More Person Households439, 67.96%, see rank71.23%72.43%
Family Households (Families)413, 63.93%, see rank64.68%66.22%
Average Family Size2.84, see rank3.053.32
Married-Couple Family317, 49.07%, see rank51.37%48.42%
Nonfamily Households233, 36.07%, see rank35.32%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Bedford, IA%IowaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total1,180see rank2,475,176252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over530100%, see rank1,217,529123,281,364
Never Married10018.87%, see rank31.87%35.77%
Married33563.21%, see rank55.49%52.04%
Widowed234.34%, see rank2.60%2.57%
Divorced7213.58%, see rank10.05%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over650100%, see rank1,257,647129,692,771
Never Married13020.00%, see rank25.22%29.48%
Married33150.92%, see rank53.54%49.19%
Widowed9013.85%, see rank9.92%9.16%
Divorced9915.23%, see rank11.31%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Bedford, IA%IowaU.S.
Native1,46197.73%, see rank95.33%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence71247.63%, see rank71.51%58.73%
Born in Different State74749.97%, see rank23.31%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
20.13%, see rank0.51%1.42%
Foreign Born342.27%, see rank4.67%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship271.81%, see rank1.75%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship70.47%, see rank2.91%7.09%
Born In Europe70.47%, see rank0.68%1.53%
Born In Asia181.20%, see rank1.60%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.39%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America90.60%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.12%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Bedford, IA%IowaU.S.
English62496.59%, see rank92.20%79.39%
Spanish111.70%, see rank3.98%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages30.46%, see rank1.97%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages81.24%, see rank1.36%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.50%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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