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Time Zone: Bedford County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Shelbyville is the Seat for Bedford County.

Bedford County was founded in 1807 and was created by taking area from RutherfordCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bedford had a population of 45,947 people. This is an increase of 22.24% since the last Census (which gave a population of 37,586 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bedford represented 0.66% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 38th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201045,058+19.88%-1.93% since 2009
200945,947+22.24%+1.24% since 2008
200845,384+20.75%+1.92% since 2007
200037,586The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Bedford County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Bedford County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Shelbyville   20,14916,10525.11% increase  
Wartrace   61054811.31% increase  
Bell Buckle   4203917.42% increase  
Normandy   15614110.64% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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