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Encyclopedia > Bedford, Texas

Bedford is a suburban city located in northeast Tarrant County, Texas in the "mid-cities" area between Dallas and Fort Worth. The population was 47,152 at the 2000 census. Bedford is part of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 660 miles (1,065 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... ·· Flag Seal Nickname: Big D Location Location in the state of Texas Government Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Kaufman County Rockwall County Mayor Laura Miller Geographical characteristics Area     City 997. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Cowtown Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government Counties Tarrant County Denton County Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Geographical characteristics Area     City 298. ... Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is a K-12 public school district in the Fort Worth, TX area. ...

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Geography

Location of Bedford, Texas

Bedford is located at 32°50′48″N, 97°8′23″W (32.846790, -97.139630)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias TX county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.9 km² (10.0 mi²). 25.9 km² (10.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.10% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Neighboring cities include Hurst and Euless, with which Bedford forms the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. Hurst is a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. ... Euless is a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. ...


Prominent highways include state highway 121 and state highway 183, also known as Airport Freeway (a reference to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, called so because this was the main thoroughfare to the airport in the early years of its history). Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is the busiest airport in Texas and third busiest airport in the world in terms of operations. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 47,152 people, 20,251 households, and 12,515 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,820.5/km² (4,713.6/mi²). There were 21,113 housing units at an average density of 815.2/km² (2,110.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.63% White, 3.65% African American, 0.51% Native American, 3.62% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 2.44% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.22% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 20,251 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.93. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $54,436, and the median income for a family was $71,017. Males had a median income of $45,938 versus $33,012 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,466. About 2.4% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Tax rollback of 2005

In 2004 the Bedford city council determined that after years of cost cutting, a property tax increase would be necessary. The rate adopted was above the state allowed 'trigger' allowing for a petition. The council adopted a tax rate a few cents higher than that recommended by the city manager, who had suggested splitting the rate increase over two years. This allowed residents to use a provision of state law calling for a tax rollback election by petition. The petitioners gathered enough signatures and the election was held in March 2005. The rollback provision passed by 10 votes with the highest turnout ever in a city election. The new rate brought the property tax levels down below the rate originally recommended by the city manager, forcing budget cuts and layoffs. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The city council was forced to revise the budget immediately due to the lack of funds, as they had already begun spending based on the higher tax rate. Although the new tax rate was higher than that of the previous year by approximately one tenth or a percent, it forced the council to close several city services, including both of the city's swimming pools, their recreational center and the city library. Municipal library closings in the United States are exceptionally rare, and the news made national headlines and was especially noted by library associations. This was the first library in Texas to close since records had been kept, and the first library in the United States to close since 1989. A few months later, an anonymous donation of $300,000 allowed the reopening of the library, one pool, the rec center and senior center.


In May 2005 a regular city council election resulted in the unseating of two incumbent councilpersons who had been supporters of the tax rate. In response, the mayor, Rick Hurt, who had opposed the rollback, chose to resign. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The new and current mayor, Jim Story, was elected on August 31, 2005. This temporary term of office lasted 8 months. He was then reelected to a full three year term in 2006.


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Handbook of Texas Online: (818 words)
Bedford, bisected by State Highway 121, is northeast of Fort Worth in the northeast quadrant of Tarrant County, north of the West Fork of the Trinity River.
Bedford apartment zoning, however, began in 1968, and in 1969 the Bedford Chamber of Commerce merged with the Hurst-Euless chamber and the three towns established a hospital district.
Policy Agreement Produced in partnership with the University of Texas Libraries and the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin.
Bedford, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (807 words)
Bedford is a suburban city located in northeast Tarrant County, Texas in the "mid-cities" area between Dallas and Fort Worth.
Bedford is part of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District.
In 2004 the Bedford city council determined that after years of cost cutting, a property tax increase would be necessary.
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