Bedford has the 608th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Bedford is part of the Dallas metro area. Unemployment in the Dallas area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Dallas has the 4th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Bedford is below average at $50,480, and the median cost of a home in Bedford is $161,700, which is below the national average. 35% of workers in Bedford hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Bedford. 82% of Bedford workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Bedford spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.