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Bedford, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Bedford had a population of 12,657 as of July 1, 2018. Bedford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bedford is located at latitude 41.3921 and longitude -81.5347 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bedford (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 948 feet.

The City of Bedford (GNIS ID: 1085951) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bedford: Pilgerruh.

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Bedford, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,657
Population in Households 12,626
Population in Familes 9,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 2,364
Diversity Index2 57


Median Household Income $42,285
Average Household Income $53,534
Per Capita Income $26,005


Total Housing Units 6,853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,130 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,006 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 717 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $96,071
Average Home Value $114,137


Total Households 6,136
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 3,198
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.39% -0.4%
Households -0.25% -0.29%
Families -0.55% -0.45%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   3.38%

Bedford, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bedford to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 147 88th
Population Density # 177 86th
Diversity Index # 27 98th
Median Household Income # 978 20th
Per Capita Income # 564 54th

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