Profile of Bedford

Miss Indiana Statue

Bedford is home to about 14,000 people. For demographic profile, click here. Our lifestyle is in many ways a bit more relaxed and inviting than that of our neighbors in larger markets. We have easy access to just about anything we could need or want – good schools, quality health care, shopping and dining experiences, and cultural amenities – without the challenges of city life. We enjoy lots of open parks and green spaces, beautiful recreational areas, and breathtaking scenery. And when we crave a taste of city life, it’s just a short drive away.

Living here has lots of perks. Our cost of living is significantly lower than national and state averages. Median home prices are far lower than those in comparable markets throughout the U.S. Property tax rates are considerably lower, as well.

And lower population density means more space for each of us, whether we’re driving to work, looking for a parking spot, using a library, or visiting a playground.

Our traditional Mid-Western values make us a friendly, supportive community. Those same values translate into crime rates that consistently rank well below national and state averages. Those are comforting statistics.

Bedford is a safe, pleasant and affordable community in which to build a business and raise a family.

Life is good here.

We are Bedford…

And we are a great community.


Events for March

  • March 4 The Mitchell Opera House presents Victoria Banks 
  • March 4 Legend of French Lick presents Thompson Station 
  • March 6 The Bedford Public Library invites you to Tie a Celtic Heart Necklace 
  • March 7 Bedford Public Library hosts Create Your Own Virtual Reality for Teens 
  • March 9 The Bedford Public Library hosts Teen Animanga 
  • March 9 Bedford Public Library hosts Normal Aging/Non-Normal Aging presented by IU Health Alzheime 
  • March 11 The Mitchell Opera House presents Jake & Courtney 
  • March 14 The Bedford Public Library presents Preschool Discovery: St. Patrick's Day 
  • March 14 Bedford Public Library invites you to Create Your Own Virtual Reality for ages 9-11  
  • March 16 Bedford Public Library hosts Experiments in Art for ages 6-9 
  • March 16 Bedford Public Library hosts Writer's Meet-up 
  • March 18 Z102 presents a LIVE on Location @ The Gift Factory 
  • March 21 Bedford Public Library prestents Pop + Art for ages 12-17 
  • March 23 Bedford Public Library offers Free Device Help 
  • March 24 The Bedford Public Library hosts Family Movie Night 
  • March 24 Lawrence County Art Association - March Exhibit Opening Night Reception 
  • March 25 Bedford Rotary Club invites you to their Scholarship Dinner  
  • March 25 Southern Indiana LIVE on Stage presents Melinda Doolittle 
  • March 25 The Mitchell Opera House presents Christy Miller 
  • CANCELLED  March 25 Stone Bridge Health Campus - Spring Break Carnival 
  • March 25 WBIW/Super Oldies/Z102's Women's Expo 
  • March 28 The Bedford Public Library hosts Starting Vegetables 
  • March 28 Bedford Parks Department - Spend the afternoon at the Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack 
  • March 28 Purdue Extension presents Safe Sleep 

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