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Bedford Livability #76 ranked city in Texas#2,464 ranked city in the USARanks better than 91% of areas

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      Living in Bedford, TX

      Located in the state of Texas, Bedford is a mid-sized city with a population of 48,864 people. In Bedford, there are 4,878 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (80% White). Given that fact, Bedford could be considered less diverse than other cities. Bedford has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 73% of the population is classified as married and 66% have kids.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Bedford could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Finding the best places to live in Bedford and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, health & safety, education, housing and other important metrics.

      With a livability score of 77/100, Bedford is ranked #2,464 in the United States and #76 in Texas. Clearly, Bedford is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Bedford has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Bedford ranks well for amenities (B-), cost of living (A), education (B+), employment (B+) and housing (A+).

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Bedford can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      Assuming that Bedford meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Bedford. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Bedford are simply unattainable. The median home price for Bedford homes is $169,700, which is 18.9% higher than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bedford, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 3.8% higher than the Texas average.

      Bedford transportation information

      Statistic Bedford Texas National
      Average one way commute25min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.2%80.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.4%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home5.3%4.3%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Bedford, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).