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Bedford, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Bedford is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Trimble County at latitude 38.5962 and longitude -85.3171. Trimble County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 902 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bedford, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bedford, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bedford indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Bedford, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 596
Population in Households 589
Population in Familes 485
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 2,356
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 230
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $103,409
Average Home Value $115,147


Median Household Income $36,390
Average Household Income $50,102
Per Capita Income $19,168
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.12% -0.03%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 2.49% -0.12%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 242 53rd
Median Household Income # 310 41st
Per Capita Income # 309 41st

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