Bedford County VA Information


Bedford County Subdivisions

Bedford County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 73,435
Population in Households 73,165
Population in Familes 62,607
Population in Group Qrtrs 270
Population Density1 98
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 29,162
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 21,440
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 34,135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,264 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,898 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,973 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $198,978
Average Home Value $260,526


Median Household Income $56,114
Average Household Income $72,587
Per Capita Income $28,942
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 1.08%
Households 0.96% 1.01%
Families 0.86% 0.94%
Median Household Income   -0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bedford County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bedford County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 80th
Population Density1 # 72 47th
Diversity Index2 # 110 19th
Median Household Income # 43 69th
Per Capita Income # 40 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.