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Bedford, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Bedford had a population of 6,830 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bedford is located at latitude 37.3358 and longitude -79.5195 in Bedford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bedford (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Bedford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The Town of Bedford (GNIS ID: 1793650) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bedford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bedford: Bedford City, Bedford Court House, Liberty, Liberty Court House.

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


Total Population 6,830
Daytime Population: Workers 4,652
Daytime Population: Residents 4,172
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,824
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 6,517
Population in Familes 4,962
Population in Group Qrtrs 313
Population Density2 780
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $39,685
Average Household Income $54,851
Per Capita Income $24,793


Total Housing Units 3,282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,547 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,361 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 374 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $152,171
Average Home Value $193,609


Total Households 2,908
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,746
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 0.85% 1.09%
Households 0.98% 1.11%
Families 0.8% 0.98%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Bedford, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bedford to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 165 72nd
Population Density # 289 51st
Diversity Index # 323 46th
Median Household Income # 446 25th
Per Capita Income # 334 44th

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