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Bedford, Texas
Bedford
City
City of Bedford
Location of Bedford in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Bedford in Tarrant County, Texas
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Flag of Tarrant County, Texas.png Tarrant
Area
 • Total 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)
 • Land 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0.10%
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 46,979
 • Estimate (2013) 48,592
 • Density 4,698/sq mi (1,814/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76021, 76022, 76095
Area code(s) 817, 214, 972
FIPS code 48-07132
GNIS feature ID 1372463
Website www.bedfordtx.gov

Bedford is a city located in northeast Tarrant County, Texas, in the "Mid-Cities" area between Dallas and Fort Worth. It is a suburb of Fort Worth. The population was 46,979 at the 2010 census. Bedford is part of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District.

Geography

Bedford is located at 32°50′48″N 97°8′23″W / 32.84667°N 97.13972°W / 32.84667; -97.13972 (32.846790, -97.139630).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.0 square miles (26 km2), of which 0.10% is water.

Neighboring cities include Hurst and Euless, with which Bedford forms the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District.

Prominent highways include State Highway 121 and State Highway 183, also known as Airport Freeway (a reference to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, so called because this was the main thoroughfare to the airport in the early years of its history).

Surrounding municipalities

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 2,706
1970 10,049 271.4%
1980 20,821 107.2%
1990 43,762 110.2%
2000 47,152 7.7%
2010 46,979 −0.4%
Est. 2015 49,337 5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 47,152 people, 20,251 households, and 12,515 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,713.6 people per square mile (1,820.5/km²). There were 21,113 housing units at an average density of 2,110.6 per square mile (815.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.63% White, 3.65% African American, 0.51% Native American, 3.62% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 2.44% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.22% of the population.

There were 20,251 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,436, and the median income for a family was $71,017. Males had a median income of $45,938 versus $33,012 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,466. About 2.4% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.


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