Bedford County, Virginia Population 2018

Bedford County, Virginia's estimated population is 77,974 with a growth rate of 1.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bedford County, Virginia is the 26th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201777,9741,0411.35%
201676,933-895-1.15%
201677,8282660.34%
201577,5625270.68%
201477,0358401.10%
201376,1954370.58%
201275,7581980.26%
201175,5605200.69%
201075,04029,38464.36%
199045,65610,72930.72%
198034,9278,19930.68%
197026,728-4,300-13.86%
196031,0281,4014.73%
195029,627-60-0.20%
194029,6875962.05%
193029,091-1,578-5.15%
192030,6691,1203.79%
191029,549-807-2.66%
190030,356-857-2.75%
189031,21380.03%
188031,2055,87823.21%
187025,3272591.03%
186025,0689884.10%
185024,0803,87719.19%
184020,203-43-0.21%
183020,2469414.87%
182019,3053,15719.55%
181016,1482,02314.32%
180014,1253,59434.13%
179010,5310.00%

Bedford County, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White69,167
Black or African American5,345
Two or More Races1,133
Asian983
Some Other Race191
American Indian and Alaska Native93
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander21

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Bedford County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Bedford County, Virginia Median Age

45.6


Total

44.9


Male

46.4


Female

Bedford County, Virginia Adults

There are 60,854 adults, (14,848 of which are seniors) in Bedford County, Virginia.

Bedford County, Virginia Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

39,045

50.75%

Male

37,888

49.25%

Bedford County, Virginia Households and Families

Bedford County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bedford County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.5%9.5%
All81.3%18.7%
Male70.5%29.5%
Non Family69.8%30.2%
Female59.8%40.2%

81.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bedford County, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,8212.4881.3
Married18,3112.9990.5
Non Family9,0141.1869.8
Female2,5133.2259.8
Male9832.9870.5

2.97

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bedford County, Virginia Households

Bedford County, Virginia Education

Bedford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0623.74%
9th to 12th Grade4,0527.36%
High School Graduate16,85630.60%
Some College11,90221.60%
Associates Degree4,9018.90%
Bachelors Degree9,61917.46%
Graduate Degree5,69810.34%

Bedford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White49,48744,28414,188
Black3,7603,122544
Hispanic741579121
Asian639533286
Multiple Races440440153
Native American939346
Other Race6634
Islander21167

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 49.46%.

Bedford County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,381$44,399$29,328
Less Than High School$25,718$29,471$13,086
High School Grad$27,404$33,610$22,843
Some College$34,664$45,625$28,779
Bachelors Degree$49,192$69,575$41,017
Graduate Degree$59,815$81,250$46,976

$36,381

Average Earnings

$44,399

Average Male

$29,328

Average Female

Bedford County, Virginia Language

Bedford County, Virginia Language by Age

Bedford County, Virginia Language

96.43% of Bedford County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.57% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.41% of the population.

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White67,5785,1297.59%
Black5,2331,12121.42%
Hispanic1,48234523.28%
Multiple1,13123320.60%
Asian98321221.57%
Other19113570.68%

9.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.73%

Male Poverty Rate

9.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Virginia is Other, with 70.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Virginia is White, with 7.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.89%.

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.48%
High School9.13%
Some College7.28%
Bachelors or Greater2.30%

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.59%
Male Unemployed27.24%
Female Employed5.57%
Male Employed3.43%

Bedford County, Virginia Income

Bedford County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,725$72,696
Families$70,859$86,254
Married Families$78,885$
Non Families$29,087$37,125

Bedford County, Virginia Marital Status

Bedford County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.8%

Male Marriage Rate

57.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Bedford County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Bedford County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Bedford County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by War

6,854

Number of Veterans

6,293

Male Veterans

561

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,794
First Gulf War948
Second Gulf War836
Korea692
World War II287

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,118
35 to 541,566
75+1,530
55 to 641,223
18 to 34417

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,38611.57%
Black3638.55%
Hispanic15014.93%
2 or More7214.69%
Indian2830.11%
Hawaiian523.81%

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Education

7.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford County, Virginia Employment Status

Bedford County, Virginia Employment by Age

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Bedford County, Virginia Employment by Race

Bedford County, Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Bedford County, Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bedford65546615610.93%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990