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Bedford, New York - Basic Facts

The Bedford Census Designated Place had a population of 1,991 as of July 1, 2016. Bedford ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bedford is located at latitude 41.196 and longitude -73.6459 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the Bedford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 377 feet.

The Bedford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389190) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bedford Census Designated Place is located within Town of Bedford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Westchester County.

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, 2016.

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Bedford, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,991
Population in Households 1,973
Population in Familes 1,797
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 568
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 684
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 555
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 579 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,058,448


Median Household Income $178,119
Average Household Income $249,547
Per Capita Income $85,740
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.32% 1.1%
Households 1.17% 0.97%
Families 0.83% 0.89%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bedford, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bedford to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 611 49th
Population Density1 # 902 25th
Diversity Index2 # 504 58th
Median Household Income # 26 98th
Per Capita Income # 30 98th

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