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Welcome to Bedford ...

The city of Bedford is located

Bedford is located in Tarrant County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bedford, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1877.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bedford has a population of 48,905 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Bedford is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Bedford: (817) & (682)<4>

The ZIP codes for Bedford: 76021-76022, 76095<5>

Websites for Bedford ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bedford had an population of 48,905 people. This is an increase of 4.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bedford had a population of 46,979 people. This makes Bedford the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Bedford represents 0.19% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 63rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 46,979 people, the population of Bedford has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 47,152 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 Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, 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.

  • Dallas
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Fort Worth
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Arlington
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Irving
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irving have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irving
    • Irving is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 240,916 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Irving
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irving <6>
  • Grand Prairie
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Carrollton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
    • Carrollton is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 139,892 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Carrollton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton <6>
  • Lewisville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Flower Mound
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flower Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flower Mound
    • Flower Mound is located in Denton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,482 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Flower Mound
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flower Mound <6>
  • Mansfield
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Grapevine
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)

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 on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Bedford in the book titled .<8> From that list, the Bedford post office opened in 1877.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bedford.

The official website for Bedford:

The official website for Tarrant County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Tarrant, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bedford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bedford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (682) is an overlay for area code (817).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bedford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bedford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Bedford includes: 76021 & 76022.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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