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 July

  • July 7 Bedford Parks Department - Under the Lights Swimming & Dive in Movie 
  • July 7 The Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services - Garden Walk 
  • July 8 Purdue Extension - "Discover Nature's Playground" at Spring Mill State Park's Lakeview Act 
  • July 10 July 10: Bedford Public Library -"All About Jane: Remembering Jane Austen on the 200th Ann 
  • July 11 Purdue Extension - Master Gardener Information Session 
  • July 15 Bedford Parks Department - Car Show & Corn Hole Tournament at Harp Commons 
  • July 17 Bedford Parks Department - Ball Park Days, Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals 
  • July 31 Bedford Parks Department - Swim for Independence 

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