Town of


10 Mudge Way Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: 781-275-1111

Town Manager:

Matthew Hanson

Select Board:

Daniel Brosgol
Shawn Hanegan
Bopha Malone
Emily Mitchell
Paul Mortenson

Annual Town Meeting:

March 25, 2024
March, 4th Monday

Municipal Election:

March 9, 2024
March, 2nd Saturday


Population Density1,036
Registered Voters10,217
Income Per Capita$82,483
EQV Per Capita$327,264
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate70.6%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$718,800
Median Gross Rent$2,094
Total Households5,540
Average Household Size2.51

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$12.48
Commercial Tax Rate$28.16
Average Tax Bill$10,454
Total Expenditures$101,871,065
Total Tax Levy$76,158,940
State Aid$9,466,037
Local Receipts$10,673,212
CPA Year Enacted2001
CPA Surcharge3.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential
Town Hall of Bedford

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Bedford is home of the Bedford Flag, the oldest complete flag known to exist in the United States. Today, Bedford hosts a growing life sciences cluster and major institutions including a VA Hospital and a Middlesex Community College campus.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1729
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Manager
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board5
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area13.7 mi2
Public Roads85 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMetropolitan Area Planning Council


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Katherine Clark
Seth Moulton

Mass. Senate

Michael Barrett

Mass. House

Kenneth Gordon

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