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Income/capita 27%
Household income 29%
Unemployment 51%
IndexBedfordIowaNational
Income per capita$21,653$28,872$29,829
Median household income$39,196$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$49,625$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,125$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$34,211$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$17,143$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level15.2%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Bedford is 27% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Bedford is 29% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Bedford is 51% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Bedford is 1% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $26,128$39,196$78,392
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Bedford median earnings by income bracket

      Bedford employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.5%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector32.1%4.5%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services8.2%11.7%
      Public administration8.8%2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%2.4%
      Education, health & social services10.7%54.4%
      Other23.3%14.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sharpsburg, IA113$45,00019%
      New Market, IA393$42,35623%
      Lenox, IA1,424$36,31334%
      Conway, IA19$36,25034%
      Gravity, IA157$35,00037%
      Bedford, IA1,446$39,19629%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Waverly, MN1,446$76,71939%
      Pine Mountain, GA1,446$24,65955%
      Eldridge, CA1,445$84,86153%
      Livermore Falls, ME1,445$31,95342%
      West Marion, NC1,447$40,69426%
      Bedford, IA1,446$39,19629%
      Source: The Bedford, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).