Overview

Introduction to Bedford, Ohio

Bedford, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 9 miles E of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 11 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. 

Bedford History

The Bedford Township was founded in 1797. It was initially part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. The community derived its name from the city of Bedford in New York. In 1837, the Village of Bedford was established. The late 1800s saw the development of the railroad network in this area. Among the notable personalities belonging to Bedford are Academy award winning actress Halle Berry and baseball hall of fame inductee Elmer Flick.

Bedford and Nearby Attractions

  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Bedford Branch Library
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Bedford Christian Church
  • Willis Picnic Area

Things To Do In Bedford

Visitors interested in learning more about the historical and cultural heritage of Bedford can take a trip to Bedford City Hall and Bedford Branch Library. Also nearby are the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, which was once home of the 20th President of the United States, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Ukrainian Museum-Archives and the Western Reserve Historical Society Museum. The Willis Picnic Area and the Meadow Brook Market Square Shopping Center are other popular tourist haunts in Bedford.

Bedford Transportation

Cuyahoga County-Airport provides air transportation facilities to residents of Bedford.

Bedford Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by John Carroll University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College District and Baldwin-Wallace College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,705
Male Share of the Population44.5%
Female Share of the Population55.5%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+6,144
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married33.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.5%
Median Earnings25+$35,073
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,559
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,698

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,775
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone44.9%
Median Gross Rent$841
Median House Value$92,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.3%
Polish5.6%
Irish5%
English4.6%
Italian4.5%
Hungarian3.3%
Slovak3%
African1.9%
Czech1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Croatian0.8%
Slovene0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
German0.1%
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Bedford Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyCuyahoga County
Standard Zip Codes44146
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.39
Approximate Longitude-81.53

Bedford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationAKRON
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationCHARDON
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bedford Heights10,633$61,696
Maple Heights22,539$47,970
North Randall1,023$43,583
Northfield3,677$68,359
Walton Hills2,215$82,841
Warrensville Heights13,258$38,647

Bedford Hospitals

Uhhs Bedford Medical Center
(Non-profit)
44 Blaine Avenue
(440) 735-3628

Bedford Public Schools

Bedford High School
481 Northfield Rd
ZIP: 44146
(440) 786-3522
High
Total Enrollment 1064
Carylwood Intermediate School
1387 Caryl Dr
ZIP: 44146
(440) 439-4509
Middle
Total Enrollment 388
Central Primary School
799 Washington St
ZIP: 44146
(440) 439-4225
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Columbus Intermediate School
23600 Columbus Rd
ZIP: 44146
(440) 786-3322
Middle
Total Enrollment 393
Glendale Primary School
400 W Glendale St
ZIP: 44146
(440) 439-4227
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Heskett Middle School
5771 Perkins Rd
ZIP: 44146
(440) 439-4450
Middle
Total Enrollment 532

Bedford Private Schools

Holy Spirit Academy
370 Center Rd
ZIP: 44146
Elementary
Total Enrollment 138
St Peter Chanel High School
480 Northfield Rd
ZIP: 44146
Secondary
Total Enrollment 250
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