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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population49,082
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+26,506
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.4%
Median Earnings25+$42,905
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,617
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,675

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,500
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$996
Median House Value$179,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.9%
German15.7%
Irish12.8%
English9.9%
Italian3.8%
African3.3%
French Except Basque3.2%
Scottish2.2%
Polish1.5%
Swedish0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Czech0.9%
Welsh0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Swiss0.6%
Nigerian0.4%
Kenyan0.4%
Arab0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Sudanese0.4%
Liberian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Russian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Bedford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tarrant County
Standard Zip Codes76021, 76022
P.O. Box Zip Codes76095
Phone Area Codes682
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.84
Approximate Longitude-97.13

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)

StationDALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 54 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationBENBROOK DAM
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colleyville25,557$177,143
Euless54,135$68,813
Hurst38,813$70,421
North Richland Hills69,039$80,140
Richland Hills8,036$61,630

Bedford Public Libraries

Bedford Public Library
2424 FOREST RIDGE DR
Bedford, Texas
(817) 952-2332

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Bedford Hospitals

Texas Health Springwood Hospital Hurst-euless-bedford
(Non-profit)
2717 Tibbets Drive
Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital Mid-cities
(Proprietary)
2304 State Highway 121
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-euless-bedford
(Non-profit)
1600 Hospital Parkway

Bedford Public Schools

Bedford Heights El
1000 Cummings Dr
ZIP: 76021
(817) 788-3150
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Bedford J H
325 Carolyn Dr
ZIP: 76021
(817) 788-3101
Middle
Total Enrollment 834
Harwood J H
3000 Martin Dr
ZIP: 76021
(817) 354-3360
Middle
Total Enrollment 998
Meadow Creek El
3001 Harwood
ZIP: 76021
(817) 354-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Shady Brook El
2601 Shady Brook Dr
ZIP: 76021
(817) 354-3513
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Spring Garden El
2400 Cummings Rd
ZIP: 76021
(817) 354-3395
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Bell Manor El
1300 Winchester Way
ZIP: 76022
(817) 354-3370
Primary
Total Enrollment 763
Buinger Cte Academy
1849e Central Dr
ZIP: 76022
(817) 354-3542
High
Stonegate El
900 Bedford Euless Rd
ZIP: 76022
(817) 285-3250
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Transition Program
1849f Central Dr
ZIP: 76022
(817) 354-3537
Other
Total Enrollment 44

Bedford Private Schools

New Beginnings Montessori School
2816 Spring Valley Dr
ZIP: 76021
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Primrose School Of Bedford
3916 Central Dr
ZIP: 76021
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
St Vincent's School
1300 Forest Ridge
ZIP: 76022
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 113
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