Bedford, Kentucky
Main Street in Bedford, Kentucky
Main Street in Bedford, Kentucky
Location of Bedford in Trimble County, Kentucky.
Location of Bedford in Trimble County, Kentucky.
Coordinates: 38°35′31″N 85°19′2″W / 38.59194°N 85.31722°W / 38.59194; -85.31722
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyTrimble
Government
 • MayorJoe Robinson
Area
 • Total0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Land0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
902 ft (275 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total526
 • Density1,933.82/sq mi (746.15/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
40006
Area code502
FIPS code21-04816
GNIS feature ID0486653

Bedford is a home rule-class city in Trimble County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 574 at the 2020 Census. It is the second largest city and county seat of Trimble County.[2]

It is located at the junction of U.S. Routes 42 and 421.

History

Bedford was founded in 1816 and first incorporated in 1999. Following its loss of city status, it was reincorporated in 1946.[3] The Coleman House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1850285
1860251−11.9%
1870200−20.3%
1880197−1.5%
189025026.9%
190030722.8%
1910269−12.4%
1920240−10.8%
193028619.2%
194038735.3%
195053337.7%
196071734.5%
19707808.8%
19808357.1%
1990761−8.9%
2000677−11.0%
2010599−11.5%
2020526−12.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

At the 2000 census there were 677 people in 282 households, including 183 families, in the city. The population density was 1,690.3 inhabitants per square mile (652.6/km2). There were 297 housing units at an average density of 741.5 per square mile (286.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.93% White, 0.15% African American, 1.77% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.36%.[6]

Of the 282 households 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 20.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 28.7% of households were one person and 13.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.96.

The age distribution was 28.5% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% 65 or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.1 males.

The median household income was $31,528 and the median family income was $36,250. Males had a median income of $30,341 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,818. About 12.9% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Trimble County's sole high school, Trimble County High School, is located within Bedford. The city is also home to Bedford Elementary School.

Bedford has a public library, the Trimble County Public Library.[7]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Bedford, Kentucky". Accessed 15 July 2013.
  4. ^ William Gus Johnson (Fall 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: House Coleman". National Park Service. Retrieved May 17, 2018. With accompanying six photos from 1982
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  7. ^ "Kentucky Public Library Directory". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Archived from the original on January 11, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2019.