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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Bedford is a suburb of Fort Worth with a population of 49,082. Bedford is in Tarrant County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Bedford offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bedford there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Bedford and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bedford are highly rated.
About Bedford...
Population
49,082

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$179,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$996
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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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
    108.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    2
    6.1
  • Rape
    46
    40.7
  • Robbery
    68.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    302.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,551.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    204.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Bedford

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,933
National
$55,322
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Bedford Reviews

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I enjoy Bedford! It's a very calm and normal suburb but it's near so many different towns and places like Fort Worth and Dallas and Southlake etc... The district Bedford is included in (HEB ISD) is home to one of the top 25 bands in the nation, the LD Bell Highschool marching band. I like Bedford because of its location to go to other places, it's homey feeling, and its nice calming community.
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Bedford Texas is a wonderful place for a family feel. The city provides insight on the true kindness that lies within an individual. In Bedford, the schools provide great education and two of the main high schools in the area provide the opportunity to participate in the international Baccalaureate program and place kids on a headstart to University. Bedford not only has a great deal of activities and cultures to experience, the people of the city are always cautious of those around them and love to make others feel welcomed, whether that's holding the door for an individual or asking how their day has been. Overall, Bedford has provided me with a childhood and teenage experience I wouldn't want to replace.
Bedford is an amazing, safe, very family friendly and beautiful place. Infrastructures are strategically situated and within a short distance from many neighborhoods. I would love to see a theme park and greater diversity!