Bedford, TX

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Living in Bedford

Bedford is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 49,928 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Bedford is the 71st largest community in Texas.

Bedford real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Bedford house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Bedford is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bedford is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bedford who work in office and administrative support (14.81%), management occupations (13.14%), and sales jobs (10.75%).

Also of interest is that Bedford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Bedford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.11% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The education level of Bedford citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.94% of adults in Bedford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bedford in 2018 was $36,731, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,924 for a family of four. However, Bedford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bedford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bedford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bedford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bedford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bedford include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Bedford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.