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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Bedford County is located in Tennessee with a population of 46,854. In Bedford County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Bedford County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Bedford County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    664.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    58.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    565.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,235.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    211
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Bedford County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,117
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Bedford County

Bedford County Reviews

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The area I currently live in is overall great. It's a small, quiet town with a generally low crime rate. The job opportunities are abundant and businesses seem to only be expanding. The communities are generally not very tightly knit in my experience, but everyone knows of everyone. Most of the residents have been here there whole lives but new people are steadily moving here. The community is generally very welcoming and aware of the new residents in my area, but it is not invasive and respects the privacy of new people. The local government is hands on and upstanding as it always has been. Home values are generally strongly upheld within the community but all ways of life are accepted. The schools are fantastic for the most part and education is taken very seriously.
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The safety of this community is incredible. It is always kept very safe. Major crime is almost completely unheard of; petty crimes are more common but are still low and are always handled very well by local law enforcement. Law enforcement officers are constantly seen patrolling roadways and keeping watch over the city. They are very aware, watchful, and hands on in there careers. The area always feels secure to me personally especially in comparison to other places I have visited.
I like the small town feel. I live in Wartrace a suburb of Shelbyville that’s in Bedford county. I drive a school bus in unionville, at Community schools. And I love it !!♥️♥️