Bedford County, Virginia Population 2021

Bedford County, Virginia's estimated population is 79,227 with a growth rate of 0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bedford County, Virginia is the null largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 75,035 and has seen a growth of 5.59% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202179,2271150.15%
202079,1121150.15%
201978,9971150.15%
201878,8825040.64%
201778,3783850.49%
201677,9933640.47%
201577,6295950.77%
201477,0348571.13%
201376,1774270.56%
201275,7501960.26%
201175,5545190.69%
201075,03529,37964.35%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.15%
County Website
Founded
1754
County Seat
2010 Population
75,035
Growth Since 2010
5.59%
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Bedford County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White70,09089.43%
Black or African American5,3846.87%
Two or More Races1,6242.07%
Asian9431.20%
Some Other Race2830.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native420.05%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.01%
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Bedford County, Virginia Population By Race

Bedford County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2021

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Bedford County, Virginia Median Age

46.3


Total

45.5


Male

47


Female

Bedford County, Virginia Adults

There are 62,573 adults, (16,343 of whom are seniors) in Bedford County, Virginia.

Bedford County, Virginia Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Mujer

39,914

50.93%

Masculino

38,462

49.07%

Bedford County, Virginia Population by Age

Bedford County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bedford County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
All82.1%17.9%
Non Family74.8%25.2%
Mujer66.9%33.1%
Masculino61.8%38.2%

82.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bedford County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,3172.4982.1
Married18,5722.9289.2
Non Family8,7191.2374.8
Mujer2,6423.2666.9
Masculino1,3843.161.8

2.91

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Bedford County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8353.24%
9th to 12th Grade3,8206.74%
High School Graduate17,13830.23%
Some College12,37221.82%
Associates Degree4,9688.76%
Bachelors Degree9,86717.40%
Graduate Degree6,69111.80%
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Bedford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bedford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White50,66045,98915,005
Black3,8333,205785
Hispanic939775194
Asian678561322
2+ Races601526231
Other Race116866
Native American424213
Islander101010

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bedford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$41,556$48,696$34,534
Less Than 9th Grade$27,682$31,345$15,044
High School Graduate$34,306$39,473$26,126
Some College$40,176$50,051$30,650
Bachelors Degree$51,738$72,465$43,393
Graduate Degree$63,662$77,486$53,534

$41,556

Average Earnings

$48,696

Average Male

$34,534

Average Female

Bedford County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bedford County, Virginia Language by Age

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Bedford County, Virginia Language

95.61% of Bedford County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.49% of the population.

Bedford County, Virginia Language

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White68,3005,4357.96%
Black5,26791917.45%
Asian94224726.22%
Hispanic1,66222313.42%
Other28315454.42%
Multiple1,615935.76%

8.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.94%

Male Poverty Rate

9.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Virginia is Other, with 54.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Virginia is Multiple, with 5.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.08%.

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.81%
High School9.39%
Some College5.90%
Bachelors or Greater3.32%

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed25.11%
Female Unemployed11.13%
Female Employed4.64%
Male Employed2.95%

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bedford County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,199$82,748
Families$76,536$95,493
Married Families$84,768$103,538
Non Families$31,066$45,823
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Income by Household Type

Bedford County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.1%

Male Marriage Rate

57.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bedford County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Bedford County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Bedford County, Virginia Marital Status

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6,607

Number of Veterans

5,956

Male Veterans

651

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,627
First Gulf War1,219
Second Gulf War950
Korea559
World War II151

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,944
75+1,640
35 to 541,313
55 to 641,217
18 to 34493

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,31411.17%
Black2345.38%
Hispanic14012.06%
2+ Races465.99%
Native American1330.95%

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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5.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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59.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Bedford County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Bedford County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Bedford County, Virginia 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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64.59%

Born in Bedford County, Virginia

97.08%

Native Born

2.92%

Foreign Born

1.37%

Non Citizen

1.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.08% of Bedford County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 64.59% having been born in Virginia. 1.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bedford County, Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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