Bedford County, Virginia Population 2020

Bedford County, Virginia's estimated population is 79,763 with a growth rate of 0.64% 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
202079,7635080.64%
201979,2555080.65%
201878,7475080.65%
201778,2393280.42%
201677,9113130.40%
201577,5985520.72%
201477,0468591.13%
201376,1874280.56%
201275,7592020.27%
201175,5575120.68%
201075,04529,38964.37%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.64%
County Website
Founded
1754
County Seat
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Bedford County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White69,76789.55%
Black or African American5,3006.80%
Two or More Races1,3941.79%
Asian1,0881.40%
Some Other Race3030.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native390.05%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.02%
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Bedford County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Bedford County, Virginia Median Age

46.2


Total

45.4


Male

46.9


Female

Bedford County, Virginia Adults

There are 62,146 adults, (15,857 of whom are seniors) in Bedford County, Virginia.

Bedford County, Virginia Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

39,602

50.83%

Male

38,306

49.17%

Bedford County, Virginia Households and Families

Bedford County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bedford County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.7%10.3%
All81.6%18.4%
Non Family71.6%28.4%
Female65.3%34.7%
Male65%35%

81.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,2062.4881.6
Married18,6352.989.7
Non Family8,6731.2471.6
Female2,6583.2965.3
Male1,2403.1165

2.9

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Bedford County, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7773.15%
9th to 12th Grade3,9587.02%
High School Graduate17,66531.34%
Some College11,74620.84%
Associates Degree4,9568.79%
Bachelors Degree9,90117.56%
Graduate Degree6,36611.29%
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Bedford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White50,30645,55214,891
Black3,8683,302748
Hispanic910733171
Asian720570315
Multiple Races577495124
Other Race8262
Native American393918
Islander171111

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 64.71%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,489$46,042$31,574
Less Than High School$27,329$30,279$15,417
High School Grad$31,624$36,996$25,390
Some College$37,008$48,000$29,298
Bachelors Degree$50,094$71,691$41,260
Graduate Degree$62,019$84,181$51,587

$39,489

Average Earnings

$46,042

Average Male

$31,574

Average Female

Bedford County, Virginia Language

Bedford County, Virginia Language by Age

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Bedford County, Virginia Language

95.90% of Bedford County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.50% of the population.

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White68,0465,4528.01%
Black5,18091417.64%
Asian1,08726524.38%
Hispanic1,59921713.57%
Multiple1,39221315.30%
Other30313343.89%

9.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.29%

Male Poverty Rate

9.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Virginia is Other, with 43.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Virginia is White, with 8.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.21%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.08%
High School9.29%
Some College6.89%
Bachelors or Greater2.96%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.40%
Female Unemployed22.12%
Female Employed4.46%
Male Employed3.38%

Bedford County, Virginia Income

Bedford County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,541$78,489
Families$72,997$90,950
Married Families$80,823$98,054
Non Families$30,553$42,932
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Bedford County, Virginia Marital Status

Bedford County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.0%

Male Marriage Rate

58.1%

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 Veterans

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6,517

Number of Veterans

5,980

Male Veterans

537

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,656
First Gulf War1,101
Second Gulf War792
Korea647
World War II175
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,062
75+1,597
35 to 541,345
55 to 641,130
18 to 34383
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,24111.11%
Black2064.80%
Hispanic877.85%
2 or More466.25%
Indian1846.15%
Hawaiian635.29%

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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6.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford County, Virginia Employment Status

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60.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

4%

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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64.35%

Born in Virginia

97.18%

Native Born

2.82%

Foreign Born

1.42%

Non Citizen

1.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.18% of Bedford County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 64.35% having been born in Virginia. 1.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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