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Bedford, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Bedford had a population of 6,659 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 6,659
Population in Households 6,345
Population in Familes 4,877
Population in Group Qrtrs 314
Population Density2 761
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $40,192
Average Household Income $55,960
Per Capita Income $25,317


Total Housing Units 3,191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,490 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,348 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 353 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $157,603
Average Home Value $203,605


Total Households 2,838
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,702
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.44% 0.61%
Households 0.57% 0.65%
Families 0.39% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   3.6%

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, 2018 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 # 167 72nd
Population Density # 298 50th
Diversity Index # 322 46th
Median Household Income # 445 25th
Per Capita Income # 350 41st

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