Bedford

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  4. Bedford Employment Information
  5. Bedford Family Information
  6. Bedford Education Information
  7. Bedford Business Information
  8. Bedford Public Benefits Information
  9. Bedford Criminal Information
  10. Bedford Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Bedford Zip Codes


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Bedford Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 12,595
  • Land Area (2000): 35.583 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 0.338 square kilometers
  • Local Time(s):
  • Area Code(s): 781
  • Alias(es) (2003): BEDFORD

Bedford Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 14,011 2002 12,751 2005 93,720
2000 97,449 2003 94,170 2006 93,661
2001 94,216 2004 93,863 2007 92,373

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Houses (2000): 4,708
Bedford Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Bedford Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 16,046
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $1,139,033,000 / $292,933,000

Bedford Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 6,945 6,643 302 4.35% 44
1991 6,952 6,555 397 5.71% 57
1992 6,829 6,401 428 6.27% 63
1993 6,636 6,290 345 5.20% 52
1994 6,689 6,405 284 4.24% 42
1995 7,080 6,834 246 3.48% 35
1996 7,257 7,043 214 2.95% 30
1997 7,432 7,270 162 2.18% 22
1998 7,474 7,328 146 1.95% 20
1999 7,557 7,412 145 1.92% 19
2000 6,706 6,548 158 2.35% 24
2001 6,769 6,532 237 3.51% 35
2002 6,718 6,366 351 5.23% 52
2003 6,633 6,274 358 5.40% 54
2004 6,531 6,257 274 4.20% 42
2005 6,524 6,283 242 3.71% 37
2006 6,746 6,485 261 3.87% 39
2007 6,776 6,556 220 3.24% 33
2008 6,820 6,565 255 3.74% 37
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 6,785 6,548 237 3.49% 35
Feb 2008 6,770 6,534 236 3.49% 35
Mar 2008 6,777 6,559 218 3.22% 32
Apr 2008 6,761 6,573 188 2.78% 28
May 2008 6,752 6,494 258 3.82% 38
Jun 2008 6,899 6,594 305 4.42% 44
Jul 2008 6,934 6,649 285 4.11% 41
Aug 2008 6,911 6,631 280 4.05% 41
Sep 2008 6,792 6,504 288 4.24% 42
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Bedford Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 814 23.61%
2. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 420 12.18%
3. Construction 241 6.99%
4. Educational Services 196 5.68%
5. Public Administration 163 4.73%
6. Finance and Insurance 154 4.47%
7. Health Care 135 3.92%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 127 3.68%
9. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 87 2.52%
10. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 82 2.38%
11. Accommodation and Food Services 76 2.20%
12. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 76 2.20%
13. Repair and Maintenance 75 2.18%
14. Other Transportation 73 2.12%
15. Food and Beverage Stores 67 1.94%
16. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 61 1.77%
17. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 36 1.04%
18. Machinery Manufacturing 29 0.84%
19. Pharmacies and Drug Stores 29 0.84%
20. Printing and Related Manufacturing 27 0.78%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 483 16.71%
2. Health Care 438 15.16%
3. Educational Services 435 15.05%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 166 5.74%
5. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 142 4.91%
6. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 107 3.70%
7. Finance and Insurance 104 3.60%
8. Public Administration 87 3.01%
9. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 83 2.87%
10. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 69 2.39%
11. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 65 2.25%
12. Info Services and Data Processing 61 2.11%
13. Social Assistance 57 1.97%
14. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 54 1.87%
15. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 51 1.76%
16. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 47 1.63%
17. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 44 1.52%
18. Food and Beverage Stores 37 1.28%
19. Used Merchandise / Gift / Misc. Stores 37 1.28%
20. Other Transportation 25 0.87%

Bedford Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Computer Specialists 427 12.38%
2. Engineers 300 8.70%
3. Other Management Occupations 288 8.35%
4. Top Executives 234 6.79%
5. Business Operations Specialists 179 5.19%
6. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 101 2.93%
7. Operations Managers Non Finance 95 2.76%
8. Other Office and Admin Support 84 2.44%
9. Other Financial Specialists 83 2.41%
10. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 71 2.06%
11. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 70 2.03%
12. Accountants and Auditors 69 2.00%
13. Postsecondary Teachers 67 1.94%
14. Other Sales and Related Occupations 66 1.91%
15. Carpenters 64 1.86%
16. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 61 1.77%
17. Social Scientists and Related 58 1.68%
18. Vehicle Mechanics 57 1.65%
19. Lawyers 55 1.60%
20. Media and Communications Workers 55 1.60%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Computer Specialists 224 7.75%
2. Secretaries and Admins 212 7.34%
3. Other Management Occupations 200 6.92%
4. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 158 5.47%
5. Registered Nurses 135 4.67%
6. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 129 4.46%
7. Business Operations Specialists 126 4.36%
8. Accountants and Auditors 123 4.26%
9. Other Office and Admin Support 88 3.04%
10. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 78 2.70%
11. Media and Communications Workers 73 2.53%
12. Engineers 66 2.28%
13. Cashiers 63 2.18%
14. Other Sales and Related Occupations 62 2.15%
15. Waiters and Waitresses 55 1.90%
16. Financial Managers 54 1.87%
17. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 52 1.80%
18. Health Technologists and Technicians 48 1.66%
19. Operations Managers Non Finance 45 1.56%
20. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 44 1.52%

Bedford Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 5,351 54.10%
15-35 hours 1,401 14.16%
1-14 hours 338 3.42%
No regular hours 2,801 28.32%

Bedford Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 28 0.46%
5 AM-5:29 AM 81 1.33%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 126 2.08%
6 AM-6:29 AM 297 4.89%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 533 8.78%
7 AM-7:29 AM 1,212 19.97%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 1,168 19.24%
8 AM-8:29 AM 1,237 20.38%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 516 8.50%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 313 5.16%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 95 1.57%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 65 1.07%
Noon-3:59 PM 157 2.59%
4 PM-11:59 PM 242 3.99%

Bedford Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 147 2.42%
5-9 670 11.04%
10-14 970 15.98%
15-19 765 12.60%
20-24 789 13.00%
25-29 406 6.69%
30-34 949 15.63%
35-39 274 4.51%
40-44 255 4.20%
45-59 492 8.11%
60-89 300 4.94%
At least 90 53 0.87%

Bedford Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 18 0.30% 3,729 61.43%
30-44 0 0.00% 1,478 24.35%
45-59 37 0.61% 455 7.50%
At least 60 74 1.22% 279 4.60%

Bedford Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 14 0.22%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 381 5.97%
 Car / truck / van, solo 5,397 84.55%
 Motorcycle 8 0.13%
 Other 51 0.80%
 Public transportation 129 2.02%
 Walked 90 1.41%
 Worked at home 313 4.90%

Bedford Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Bedford Family Information

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Households (2000): 4,625 (12,011 people)
Families (2000): 3,456 (10,541 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 1,779
People at same address in 1995: 7,706

Bedford Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 122 2.64%
$10,000-$14,999 111 2.40%
$15,000-$19,999 87 1.88%
$20,000-$24,999 161 3.48%
$25,000-$29,999 115 2.49%
$30,000-$34,999 153 3.31%
$35,000-$39,999 102 2.21%
$40,000-$44,999 151 3.26%
$45,000-$49,999 81 1.75%
$50,000-$59,999 320 6.92%
$60,000-$74,999 496 10.72%
$75,000-$99,999 704 15.22%
$100,000-$124,999 688 14.88%
$125,000-$149,999 529 11.44%
$150,000-$199,999 383 8.28%
$200,000 or more 422 9.12%

Bedford Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 1,007 21.79%
 Family, 2 people 1,431 30.97%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 154 3.33%
 Family, 3 people 792 17.14%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 26 0.56%
 Family, 4 people 820 17.75%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 9 0.19%
 Family, 5 people 275 5.95%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 5 0.11%
 Family, 6 people 72 1.56%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 1 0.02%
 Family, 7 or more people 29 0.63%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 0 0.00%

Bedford Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 3,840 26.37%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 2,972 20.41%
Public Assistance 56 0.38%
Retirement 1,150 7.90%
Self Employment 765 5.25%
Social Security 1,307 8.98%
Supplemental Security 94 0.65%
Wage / Salary 3,695 25.38%
Other 681 4.68%

Bedford Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 1,702 55.91%
 With children under 18 1,342 44.09%

Bedford Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 266 5.42%
 Married 3,442 70.07%
 Never Married 1,047 21.32%
 Widowed 157 3.20%

Bedford Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 382 7.42%
 Married 3,157 61.34%
 Never Married 979 19.02%
 Widowed 629 12.22%

Bedford Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Bedford Education Information

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Bedford Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 101 1.05%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 484 5.03%
 High school diploma or equivalent 1,757 18.28%
 Some college, no degree 1,371 14.26%
 Associate degree 618 6.43%
 Bachelors degree 2,797 29.09%
 Graduate or professional degree 2,486 25.86%

Bedford Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 135 1.07% 241 1.91% 376 2.99%
Kindergarten 164 1.30% 15 0.12% 179 1.42%
Grades 1-4 686 5.45% 33 0.26% 719 5.71%
Grades 5-8 599 4.76% 7 0.06% 606 4.81%
Grades 9-12 613 4.87% 45 0.36% 658 5.22%
Undergrad college 255 2.02% 89 0.71% 344 2.73%
Graduate or professional school 57 0.45% 58 0.46% 115 0.91%
Total 2,509 19.92% 488 3.87% 2,997 23.80%

Bedford Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Bedford Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 542
Bedford Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Bedford Public Benefits Information

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Bedford Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 11,761 97.51%
 Below Poverty Level 300 2.49%

Bedford Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Bedford Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 8

Bedford Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 0.071 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.071 0.000 1.642 5.638 0.500 7.780
2000 6.147 0.452 0.010 1.488 8.097 0.000 8.220 10.590 5.582 24.392
2001 5.211 0.669 0.053 2.091 8.024 0.000 8.820 11.378 5.954 26.153
2002 0.078 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.078 0.000 0.157 2.823 0.235 3.215
2003 3.504 1.104 0.117 2.485 7.210 0.000 10.035 12.605 5.671 28.311
2004 7.074 0.533 0.053 2.663 10.324 0.288 9.503 19.891 4.773 34.167
2005 7.544 0.555 0.085 2.742 10.926 0.213 9.358 20.529 3.361 33.248
2006 8.488 0.619 0.075 3.022 12.204 0.406 8.990 19.923 4.612 33.525
2007 8.282 0.433 0.022 3.096 11.832 0.357 9.743 20.125 4.254 34.123

Bedford Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 91 253
2005 54 274
2006 52 292
2007 58 284

Bedford Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 110
2000 3,166
2001 3,220
2002 42

Bedford Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Bedford Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Bedford Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 1,716 13.62%
10-19 Years 1,419 11.27%
20-29 Years 772 6.13%
30-39 Years 1,895 15.05%
40-49 Years 2,212 17.56%
50-59 Years 1,612 12.80%
60-69 Years 1,228 9.75%
70-79 Years 1,023 8.12%
80-89 Years 558 4.43%
90+ Years 160 1.27%

Bedford Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 6,275 49.82%
 Female 6,320 50.18%

Bedford Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 11,324 89.91%
 Asian 678 5.38%
 Hispanic/Latino 227 1.80%
 African-American 204 1.62%
 Multiracial 123 0.98%
 Amerindian 24 0.19%
 Other Race 15 0.12%
 Pacific Islander 0 0.00%

Bedford Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Irish 2,918 21.45%
2. Italian 1,755 12.90%
3. English 1,692 12.44%
4. German 1,439 10.58%
5. United States Or American 637 4.68%
6. French Non-Basque 603 4.43%
7. Polish 457 3.36%
8. Scottish 430 3.16%
9. French Canadian 422 3.10%
10. Russian 307 2.26%

Bedford Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 10,318 87.55%
2. Chinese 219 1.86%
3. Hindi 199 1.69%
4. French 191 1.62%
5. German 113 0.96%
6. Italian 100 0.85%
7. Other Asian 100 0.85%
8. Greek 91 0.77%
9. Russian 76 0.64%
10. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 73 0.62%

Bedford Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 11,379 90.35%
 Naturalized immigrant 693 5.50%
 Not a citizen 523 4.15%

Bedford Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Bedford Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Bedford Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

01730