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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Bedford is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 12,766. Bedford is in Cuyahoga County. Living in Bedford offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bedford there are a lot of bars. Many families and young professionals live in Bedford and residents tend to be liberal.
About Bedford...
Population
12,766

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$825
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Bedford Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    158.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    270.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    985.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    190.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Bedford

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,282
National
$55,322
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Bedford Reviews

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I have lived in Bedford my whole life and have always loved it here, but over the years it has tremendously gone down hill. Many places are closing and the break ins seem to never stop. Other than that, Bedford is still a fun little town with the downtown area being one of the best historic downtown areas around!
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I had wonderful experiences in bedford. The people are very nice and polite and, everytime I walk past somebody they always greet me. There were times where I was entering stores and other restaurants for some reason I always have someone open the door for me. What I would like to see in bedford is the people in the community raising money to have colleges build in bedford. What I like about bedford is the community is very quite. There are many job opportunities available. However, Bedford has a very great high school for children who are going through adolescent. I would recommend anybody to move to Bedford especially, if they are loving for a quite peaceful play to stay.
Great Police and Fire departments. Beautiful public square/commons. Historical society, Museum. For the most part, friendly community. Programs and activities throughout the year but more so in the summer months such as parties in the park with live entertainment. Metro Parks