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Bedford, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Bedford had a population of 597 as of July 1, 2015. Bedford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bedford is located at latitude 38.5962 and longitude -85.3171 in Trimble County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bedford (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Trimble County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 902 feet.

The City of Bedford (GNIS ID: 2403834) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bedford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Bedford, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 597
Population in Households 589
Population in Familes 485
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 2,360
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 230
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 162
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $103,977
Average Home Value $115,385


Median Household Income $41,988
Average Household Income $53,950
Per Capita Income $20,619
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% 0.03%
Households 0.0% 0.09%
Families 2.13% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Bedford, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bedford to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 326 38th
Population Density1 # 97 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 232 56th
Median Household Income # 237 55th
Per Capita Income # 255 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.