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Overview

Introduction to Bedford, Texas

Bedford, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 5 miles E of North Richland Hills, Texas and 7 miles N of Arlington, Texas. The city is included in the Fort Worth- Arlington metropolitan area.

Bedford History

The first white settlers arrived in the present day city of Bedford in the 1850s. The first school in the settlement area was built in 1862. In the year 1877, a post office was opened in the region and the community was named Bedford. The town of Bedford was incorporated in 1953. At that time, Bedford's population was just 475.

Bedford and nearby Attractions

  • Trinity Arts Guild
  • Boys Ranch Park
  • Central Park
  • Bedford Parks & Recreation
  • Central Baptist Church of Bedford
  • Woodland Heights Baptist Church

Things To Do In Bedford

The city has several parks that are the ideal spots for a leisurely walk, sports and picnics. Many of the city's parks include a pool, or a lake where people can enjoy fishing.

Bedford Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International is the nearest major airport.

Bedford Higher Education

Students seeking higher education in Bedford can enroll at The University of Texas at Arlington or Texas Christian University.

People

Total Population 48,559
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 26,879
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 48.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.2%
Median Earnings25+ $41,920
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,935

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,268
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.2%
Median Gross Rent $912
Median House Value $164,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.5%
US/American 0%
English 11.8%
Irish 13.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bedford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles E of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles N of Arlington, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76021, 76022
P.O. Box Zip Codes 76095
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.843
Longitude -97.142

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)

Station DALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station DALLAS LOVE AP
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 96 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station BENBROOK DAM
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Colleyville 24,453 $166,868
Euless 53,220 $65,802
Hurst 38,458 $67,745

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bedford Public Libraries

Library
Bedford Public Library
1805 L DON DODSON DR
Bedford, Texas
(817) 952-2330
Library Web Site

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Bedford Hospitals

HARRIS METHODIST H E B HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1600 HOSPITAL PARKWAY
(817) 685-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Bedford High Schools

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TRANSITION PROGRAM
1849 CENTRAL DR
817-354-3537
A Special Education School
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

TARRANT CO J J A E P
1849 CENTRAL DR
817-283-4461
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.

HOMEBOUND
1849 CENTRAL DR
817-354-3537
A Non-traditional School

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