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Welcome to Bedford ...

Bedford is located in Hillsborough County<1>.


The location of Bedford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Bedford, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bedford has a population of 22,665 people<3> (see below for details).

Bedford is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bedford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Bedford: (603)

Websites for Bedford ...

Official Website: www.bedfordnh.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bedford had an population of 22,665 people. This is an increase of 6.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bedford had a population of 21,203 people (or 5.29% of the total population of Hillsborough County). This makes Bedford the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Bedford represents 1.61% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,203 people, the population of Bedford increased 16.03% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,274 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bedford.

Communities Also Named Bedford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 32 communities that are also named Bedford - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Missouri, Montana (2), New Brunswick, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (2), Washington and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bedford.

Communities near Bedford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bedford.

  • Nashua
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua is located in Hillsborough County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua <5>
  • Concord
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Derry
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
    • Derry is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry <5>
  • Salem
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,641 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem <5>
  • Londonderry
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Londonderry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Londonderry
    • Londonderry is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,646 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Londonderry <5>
  • Hudson
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
    • Hudson is located in Hillsborough County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,620 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson <5>
  • Goffstown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goffstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goffstown
    • Goffstown is located in Hillsborough County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,136 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goffstown <5>
  • Milford
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
    • Milford is located in Hillsborough County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,515 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford <5>
  • Windham
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
    • Windham is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,865 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windham <5>
  • Hooksett
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bedford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bedford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bedford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bedford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bedford. See our Newspapers Page for Bedford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bedford ...

Looking for more information about Bedford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bedford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bedford.

Adding Bedford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bedford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bedford was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Bedford in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bedford.

The official website for Bedford: www.bedfordnh.org/

The official website for Hillsborough County: www.hillsboroughcountynh.org/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Hillsborough, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bedford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bedford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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