Bedford, Virginia Population 2021

6,597
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Bedford is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 6,597, it is the 53rd largest city in Virginia and the 4083rd largest city in the United States . Bedford is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 6.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,222 in 2010. Bedford reached it's highest population of 6,597 in 2018. Spanning over 9 miles, Bedford has a population density of 757 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bedford is $51,813 with a poverty rate of 26.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $766 per month, and the median house value is $144,800. The median age in Bedford is 34.5 years, 32.8 years for males, and 34.9 years for females.

Bedford Demographics

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

  • White: 76.30%
  • Black or African American: 20.34%
  • Two or more races: 2.83%
  • Asian: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Bedford, Virginia is 6,597 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,597.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,222.

Bedford, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,00776.30%
Black or African American1,33520.34%
Two or More Races1862.83%
Asian340.52%
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Bedford Population by Race

Bedford Population Pyramid $2021

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Bedford Median Age

34.5


Total

32.8


Male

34.9


Female

Bedford Adults

There are 4,942 adults, (1,244 of whom are seniors) in Bedford.

Bedford Age Dependency

77.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford Sex Ratio

Female

3,603

54.91%

Male

2,959

45.09%

Bedford Population by Age

Bedford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bedford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71%29%
All46.4%53.6%
Non Family38.7%61.3%
Male31.6%68.4%
Female15.3%84.7%

46.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bedford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6582.3846.4
Married1,0013.0371
Non Family9421.1538.7
Female4302.815.3
Male2853.4931.6

2.96

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Bedford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2405.48%
9th to 12th Grade59713.62%
High School Graduate1,36931.23%
Some College1,13025.78%
Associates Degree2756.27%
Bachelors Degree58313.30%
Graduate Degree1894.31%
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Bedford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,3182,731636
Black87967662
2+ Races15212459
Asian341515
Hispanic222

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

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

Bedford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,429$39,672$27,674
Less Than 9th Grade$25,598$33,083$
High School Graduate$21,570$24,455$15,927
Some College$38,984$41,893$31,528
Bachelors Degree$45,909$83,056$32,292
Graduate Degree$56,071$55,679$

$31,429

Average Earnings

$39,672

Average Male

$27,674

Average Female

Bedford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bedford Language by Age

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Bedford Language

97.70% of Bedford residents speak only English, while 2.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Bedford Language

Bedford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,8351,16023.99%
Black1,27950639.56%
Asian341955.88%
Multiple178105.62%

26.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.12%

Male Poverty Rate

32.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Asian, with 55.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford is Multiple, with 5.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.96%.

Bedford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.72%
High School27.85%
Bachelors or Greater4.15%
Some College1.41%

Bedford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.38%
Female Employed16.21%
Male Employed14.98%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Bedford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bedford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,364$51,813
Families$56,923$62,697
Married Families$65,653-
Non Families$22,234$28,601
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Income by Household Type

Bedford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bedford Marital Status by Race

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Bedford Marital Status

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398

Number of Veterans

315

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam114
Second Gulf War65
Korea56
First Gulf War46
World War II38

Bedford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64137
75+127
18 to 3450
65 to 7445
35 to 5439

Bedford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3719.91%
Black272.67%

Bedford Veterans by Race

Bedford Veterans by Education

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4.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford Veterans by Education

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56.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Bedford Employment by Age

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Bedford Employment by Race

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Bedford Employment by Education

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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78.86%

Born in Bedford

98.29%

Native Born

1.71%

Foreign Born

0.70%

Non Citizen

1.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.29% of Bedford residents were born in the United States, with 78.86% having been born in Virginia. 0.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bedford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,5970.00%
20206,5970.00%
20196,5970.00%
20186,597290.44%
20176,568220.34%
20166,546180.28%
20156,528400.62%
20146,488620.96%
20136,426-20-0.31%
20126,446-60-0.92%
20116,506-60-0.91%
20106,5662670.42%
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%

Bedford Population by Year