Bedford is a town in Ohio with a population of approximately 13,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than they do nationally (14%). By a narrow 53%-47% margin, homeowners slightly outnumber renters in Bedford. With an average rent of $877 a month, exceeding the state average by $66 per month, relatively high rent costs could be a contributing factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Bedford has an average commute time of about 25 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical means of commuting to work, selected by 46% of residents, while public transportation isn't widely used. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.
Many Bedford residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 25% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of almost $56K, Bedford workers earn about $8,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Ohio. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Bedford has a relatively large concentration of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (7%). Further, 14% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.