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 May

  • May 3 Bedford Public Library hosts Hand Under Hand: Positive Physical Approach to Care for Careg 
  • May 4 Bedford Public Library - Writer’s Meet-up, 
  • May 5 Lawrence County Art Association - Paintings by Don Geyra: New and Ancient, Opening Recepti 
  • May 6 Bedford Lions Club-67th Annual Pancake Festival 
  • May 9 Bedford Public Library - Preschool Discovery: Story Favorites 
  • May 9 Bedford Parks Department - Downtown Car Show & Corn Hole Tournament at Harp Commons 
  • May 10 Bedford Parks Department - Indy Motor Speedway Tour 
  • May 11 Bedford Public Library - Teen Animanga 
  • May 12 24th Annual Golf Outing @ Otis Park 
  • May 13 Purdue Extension - A Moment Unplugged: Exploring Nature with Your Senses 
  • May 13 United Way - Day of Caring, Community Garden 
  • May 14 Spring Mill State Park - Mother's Day Buffet 
  • May 16 Bedford Public Library - Make a Floor Piano 
  • May 16 Lawrence County Museum of History - Brain Games XVI 
  • May 17 Bedford Public Library - Free Device Help 
  • May 18 Bedford Public Library - Balloon Blast 
  • May 18 Ribbon Cutting @ Milwaukee Train Depot 
  • May 18 Business After Hours @ JA Benefits 
  • May 20 Boys & Girls Club - Duck Derby 
  • May 24 Job Fair - hosted by WorkOne, Bedford Chamber of Commerce, & the Lawrence County Economic  
  • May 25 Bedford Public Library - Free Device Help 
  • May 26 Lawrence County Art Association - June Exhibit Opening Reception; Scenes of Lawrence Count 
  • May 27 Spring Mill State Park - Living History Weekend 

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