Bedford, VA 24523 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24523: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bedford, VA 24523

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Bedford County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.335, Longitude -79.522
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 759
  • PO Box Addresses: 352
  • Residential Addresses: 8,254
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 392
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,862

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Bedford, VA 24523 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,140
Daytime Population: Workers 7,171
Daytime Population: Residents 11,256
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,427
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 19,719
Population in Familes 16,012
Population in Group Qrtrs 421
Population Density2 87
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $45,045
Average Household Income $58,545
Per Capita Income $24,984


Total Housing Units 9,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,922 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,445 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,136 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $170,210
Average Home Value $224,054


Total Households 8,367
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 5,628
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 0.61% 0.84%
Households 0.63% 0.81%
Families 0.45% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Bedford, VA 24523 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24523 to the other 870 ZIP Codes 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 # 154 82nd
Population Density # 414 53rd
Diversity Index # 517 41st
Median Household Income # 568 35th
Per Capita Income # 488 44th

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