Bedford, TX Demographics


Population (year 2000): 47,152. Estimated population in July 2005: 48,390 (+2.6% change)
Males: 22,718 (48.2%), Females: 24,434 (51.8%)

Tarrant County

Zip codes: 76021, 76022.

Median resident age: 36.2 years
Median household income: $54,436 (year 2000)
Median house value: $116,300 (year 2000)

Races in Bedford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.4%)
  • Hispanic (7.2%)
  • Black (3.7%)
  • Other race (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Vietnamese (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
  • Korean (0.5%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.0%), English (14.1%), Irish (13.4%), United States (9.0%), Italian (3.2%), French (3.1%).

Elevation: 598 feet

Land area: 10.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bedford

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bedford city

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

7.0% Foreign born (2.6% Asia, 1.9% Latin America, 1.5% Europe, 0.7% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,175 (+7.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Bedford:

  • HARRIS METHODIST H E B (1600 HOSPITAL PARKWAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bedford:

  • NORTH HILLS HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX)
  • ARLINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; ARLINGTON, TX)
  • BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER AT GRAPEVINE (about 7 miles; GRAPEVINE, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bedford:

  • DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL (about 8 miles; DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX; ID: DFW)
  • FORT WORTH MEACHAM INTL (about 15 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; ID: FTW)
  • FORT WORTH ALLIANCE (about 16 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; ID: AFW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bedford:

  • GRAND PRAIRIE MUNI (about 14 miles; GRAND PRAIRIE, TX; ID: GPM)
  • NORTHWEST REGIONAL (about 14 miles; ROANOKE, TX; ID: 52F)
  • ARLINGTON MUNI (about 15 miles; ARLINGTON, TX; ID: GKY)
Amtrak station near Bedford:

  • 15 miles: FORT WORTH (1501 JONES ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bedford:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON (about 9 miles; ARLINGTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,467)
  • NORTH LAKE COLLEGE (about 11 miles; IRVING, TX; FT enrollment: 4,554)
  • TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; FT WORTH, TX; FT enrollment: 7,032)
  • SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (about 12 miles; FT WORTH, TX; FT enrollment: 2,253)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS (about 12 miles; IRVING, TX; FT enrollment: 2,400)
  • TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; FT WORTH, TX; FT enrollment: 2,403)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 13 miles; IRVING, TX; FT enrollment: 2,651)

Schools

Public high school in Bedford:

  • TRANSITION PROGRAM (Students: 12; Location: 1849 CENTRAL DR; Grades: 12 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD J H (Students: 873; Location: 325 CAROLYN DR; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • HARWOOD J H (Students: 844; Location: 3000 MARTIN DR; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • BEDFORD HEIGHTS EL (Students: 703; Location: 1000 CUMMINGS DR; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SPRING GARDEN EL (Students: 630; Location: 2400 CUMMINGS DR; Grades: PK – 06)
  • MEADOW CREEK EL (Students: 630; Location: 3001 HARWOOD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • BELL MANOR EL (Students: 619; Location: 1300 WINCHESTER WAY; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SHADY BROOK EL (Students: 542; Location: 2601 SHADY BROOK DR; Grades: PK – 06)
  • STONEGATE EL (Students: 492; Location: 900 BEDFORD RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • TARRANT CO J J A E P (Students: 5; Location: 1849 CENTRAL DR; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • HOMEBOUND (Location: 1849 CENTRAL DR; Grades: PK – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Bedford:

  • ST VINCENT EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 1300 FOREST RIDGE DRIVE; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $934,137; Location: 1805 L DON DODSON DR; 88,885 books; 4,161 audio materials; 5,891 video materials; 278 serial subscriptions)