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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Bedford is a town in Indiana with a population of 13,285. Bedford is in Lawrence County. Living in Bedford offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Bedford and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$674
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Bedford Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    75.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    188.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,791.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    150.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Bedford

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,675
National
$55,322
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Bedford Reviews

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Nothing, I growed up there and hated it! Maybe one thing my elementary school stalker. There is alot of changing going on so just maybe that will make it better, but I doubt it.
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Bedford is a nice little town with a lot of people that are equally as nice. However, there is an underlying drug problem that makes the environment unsafe for both adults and teenagers. Because of the lack of attention to the issue, public schools have been plagued with vaping and other drug usage while on campus that ruins the experience for others. I hope to see change.
I have enjoyed living in Bedford. Although it has problems with substance abuse, the community, especially in my church, has been working with people to fight harmful addiction. Overall, Bedford is very family-friendly and filled with great people.