Bedford County, Virginia Population 2018

Bedford County, Virginia's estimated population is 77,974 with a growth rate of 0.19% 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
201777,319-655-0.84%
201777,9741460.19%
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
White69,294
Black or African American5,408
Two or More Races1,129
Asian1,026
Some Other Race310
American Indian and Alaska Native140
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander12

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Bedford County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

5001,0001,5002,0002,5003,0003,500 Male Population5001,0001,5002,0002,5003,0003,500 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Bedford County, Virginia Median Age

45.9


Total

45.1


Male

46.8


Female

Bedford County, Virginia Adults

There are 61,362 adults, (15,336 of whom are seniors) in Bedford County, Virginia.

Bedford County, Virginia Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

39,307

50.84%

Male

38,012

49.16%

Bedford County, Virginia Households and Families

Bedford County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Bedford County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
All81.4%18.6%
Non Family71.8%28.2%
Male69.8%30.2%
Female61%39%

81.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bedford County, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,9272.4881.4
Married18,7982.9389.2
Non Family8,4031.1971.8
Female2,6343.1461
Male1,0923.1869.8

2.92

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

3.7%

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 Grade1,9633.54%
9th to 12th Grade3,7976.84%
High School Graduate17,01430.65%
Some College12,23022.03%
Associates Degree4,8228.69%
Bachelors Degree9,82617.70%
Graduate Degree5,86110.56%

Bedford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White49,80644,92314,455
Black3,7413,135617
Hispanic808657119
Asian668552322
Multiple Races425425111
Native American14014081
Other Race10465
Islander1288

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 66.67%.

Bedford County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,693$45,844$29,908
Less Than High School$25,512$30,286$11,691
High School Grad$30,302$36,438$23,933
Some College$35,331$46,941$28,848
Bachelors Degree$50,286$70,269$41,440
Graduate Degree$61,152$76,250$49,575

$37,693

Average Earnings

$45,844

Average Male

$29,908

Average Female

Bedford County, Virginia Language

Bedford County, Virginia Language by Age

Bedford County, Virginia Language

96.30% of Bedford County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.70% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.22% of the population.

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White67,7305,0077.39%
Black5,3131,23123.17%
Hispanic1,55626917.29%
Asian1,02624023.39%
Other31017656.77%
Multiple1,127948.34%

8.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.72%

Male Poverty Rate

10.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Virginia is Other, with 56.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Virginia is White, with 7.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.24%.

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.84%
High School8.43%
Some College7.11%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed27.46%
Female Unemployed22.64%
Female Employed5.70%
Male Employed2.78%

Bedford County, Virginia Income

Bedford County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,405$75,608
Families$71,534$88,289
Married Families$79,272$
Non Families$30,047$38,631

Bedford County, Virginia Marital Status

Bedford County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

60.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.0%

Male Marriage Rate

58.4%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by War

6,514

Number of Veterans

5,918

Male Veterans

596

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,617
Second Gulf War890
First Gulf War808
Korea652
World War II239

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,067
75+1,531
35 to 541,237
55 to 641,202
18 to 34477

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,08910.97%
Black3157.42%
Hispanic15114.29%
2 or More5510.44%
Indian5136.43%
Hawaiian433.33%

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Education

7.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford County, Virginia Employment Status

Bedford County, Virginia Employment by Age

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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