Bedford, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bedford, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Bedford had a population of 48,906 as of July 1, 2016. Bedford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bedford is located at latitude 32.8458 and longitude -97.1351 in Tarrant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bedford (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Tarrant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 597 feet.

The City of Bedford (GNIS ID: 2409810) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bedford is located within Northeast Tarrant Division of Tarrant County.

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, 2016.

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Bedford, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 48,906
Population in Households 48,475
Population in Familes 36,464
Population in Group Qrtrs 431
Population Density1 4,883
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 21,732
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 12,555
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,983 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,389 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,343 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,251 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $178,216
Average Home Value $196,987


Median Household Income $62,262
Average Household Income $80,765
Per Capita Income $36,155
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.8%
Households 0.54% 0.76%
Families 0.27% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bedford to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 69 96th
Population Density1 # 68 96th
Diversity Index2 # 758 56th
Median Household Income # 320 82nd
Per Capita Income # 172 90th

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