Bedford, Virginia Population 2020

6,621
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Bedford is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 6,621, it is the 52nd largest city in Virginia and the 4067th largest city in the United States. Bedford is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually and its population has increased by 6.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,222 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Bedford has a population density of 760 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bedford is $52,844 with a poverty rate of 24.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $736 per month, and the median house value is $156,800. The median age in Bedford is 38.1 years, 42.2 years for males, and 33.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 73.1 males.

Bedford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bedford was:

  • White: 74.69%
  • Black or African American: 21.86%
  • Two or more races: 2.73%
  • Asian: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Bedford, Virginia is 6,621, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,585.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,222.

Bedford, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,87574.69%
Black or African American1,42721.86%
Two or More Races1782.73%
Asian410.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.09%
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Bedford Population Pyramid 2020

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Bedford Median Age

38.1


Total

42.2


Male

33.8


Female

Bedford Adults

There are 4,946 adults, (1,254 of whom are seniors) in Bedford.

Bedford Age Dependency

76.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford Sex Ratio

Female

3,770

57.76%

Male

2,757

42.24%

Bedford Households and Families

Bedford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bedford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.3%28.7%
All49.4%50.6%
Non Family38.5%61.5%
Male31.2%68.8%
Female15.4%84.6%

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4932.5349.4
Married1,0863.2571.3
Non Family8941.2138.5
Female2983.115.4
Male2153.5431.2

3.2

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Bedford Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1553.59%
9th to 12th Grade59713.83%
High School Graduate1,57136.40%
Some College1,01923.61%
Associates Degree2585.98%
Bachelors Degree56713.14%
Graduate Degree1493.45%
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Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,2872,740622
Black94676066
Asian412828
Multiple Races3636
Hispanic111111
Islander6

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,034$40,156$25,836
Less Than High School$25,234$$
High School Grad$17,463$24,063$15,347
Some College$34,439$41,392$27,090
Bachelors Degree$46,563$74,327$31,324
Graduate Degree$60,577$55,804$

$29,034

Average Earnings

$40,156

Average Male

$25,836

Average Female

Bedford Language

Bedford Language by Age

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Bedford Language

97.22% of Bedford residents speak only English, while 2.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.82% of the population.

Bedford Poverty

Bedford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,7181,05822.42%
Black1,37347834.81%
Asian411331.71%
Multiple17873.93%

24.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.41%

Male Poverty Rate

29.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Black, with 34.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Multiple, with 3.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.02%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.91%
High School24.36%
Bachelors or Greater1.40%
Some College0.00%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed17.54%
Female Employed15.75%
Male Employed11.42%
Male Unemployed11.11%

Bedford Income

Bedford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,958$52,844
Families$62,332$66,536
Married Families$72,763-
Non Families$21,453$26,814
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Bedford Marital Status

Bedford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Bedford Married by Age and Sex

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Bedford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bedford Marital Status by Race

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Bedford Veterans

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472

Number of Veterans

396

Male Veterans

76

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam187
Korea58
Second Gulf War57
World War II42
First Gulf War42
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Age Group Veterans
75+139
55 to 64139
65 to 74102
18 to 3453
35 to 5439
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Name Veterans % of Total
White43811.92%
Black282.41%
Hawaiian6100.00%

Bedford Veterans by Education

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16.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford Employment Status

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54.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.09%

Born in Virginia

98.58%

Native Born

1.42%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.58% of Bedford residents were born in the United States, with 75.09% having been born in Virginia. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,621180.27%
20196,603180.27%
20186,585290.44%
20176,556180.28%
20166,538130.20%
20156,525380.59%
20146,487620.96%
20136,425-21-0.33%
20126,446-59-0.91%
20116,505-60-0.91%
20106,5652660.41%
20006,2992260.37%
19906,073820.14%
19805,991-20-0.03%
19706,011900.15%
19605,9211,8603.84%
19504,061880.22%
19403,9732600.68%
19303,7134701.36%
19203,2437352.60%
19102,508-389-0.72%
18902,8970.00%