Bedford County VA Information


Bedford County Subdivisions

Bedford County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 80,346
Daytime Population: Workers 20,743
Daytime Population: Residents 43,200
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 63,943
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 79,795
Population in Familes 67,546
Population in Group Qrtrs 551
Population Density2 106
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $55,768
Average Household Income $72,286
Per Capita Income $29,140


Total Housing Units 37,781 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,661 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,487 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,633 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $201,959
Average Home Value $266,151


Total Households 32,148
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 23,191
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.97% 1.08%
Households 0.92% 1.04%
Families 0.79% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.64%


Bedford County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bedford County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 26 81st
Population Density # 67 50th
Diversity Index # 105 22nd
Median Household Income # 45 67th
Per Capita Income # 43 68th

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