Bedford County, Virginia Population 2024

81,970

Bedford County, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 81,970 with a growth rate of 0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bedford County, Virginia is the 26th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 population was 75,032 and has seen a growth of 9.25% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202984,7755610.67%
202884,2145610.67%
202783,6535610.68%
202683,0925610.68%
202582,5315610.68%
202481,9705610.69%
202381,4095610.69%
202280,8485610.7%
202180,2877340.92%
202079,5531220.15%
201979,4313160.4%
201879,1156700.85%
201778,4454210.54%
201678,0243710.48%
201577,6535990.78%
201477,0548651.14%
201376,1894340.57%
201275,7552000.26%
201175,5555230.7%
201075,032
199045,65610,72930.72%
198034,9278,19930.68%
197026,728-4,300-13.86%
196031,0281,4014.73%
195029,627-60-0.2%
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%
186025,0689884.1%
185024,0803,87719.19%
184020,203-43-0.21%
183020,2469414.87%
182019,3053,15719.55%
181016,1482,02314.32%
180014,1253,59434.13%
179010,531-74,244-87.58%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.69% (561)
County Website
Bedford County
County Seat
2010 Population
75,032
Area
760 mi²
Density
108 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
9.25% (6,938)
Founded
1754

Bedford County, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White69,56487.22%
Black or African American4,9256.17%
Two or more races3,2284.05%
Asian1,0101.27%
Other race9811.23%
Native American530.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bedford County, Virginia Population by Race

Bedford County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Bedford County, Virginia Median Age

46.8

Total

46.2

Male

47.4

Female

Bedford County, Virginia Adults

There are 64,139 adults, (17,681 of whom are seniors) in Bedford County, Virginia.

Bedford County, Virginia Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female40,30950.54%
Male39,45249.46%

Bedford County, Virginia Population by Age

Bedford County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All32,5102.4484.315.7
Married19,2222.9492.27.8
Non Family9,5991.2175.124.9
Female2,3963.1364.935.1
Male1,2932.7669.130.9
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2.88

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

84.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bedford County, Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bedford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bedford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 49.91%.

Bedford County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,423

Average Earnings

$60,346

Average Male

$40,244

Average Female

Bedford County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bedford County, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bedford County, Virginia Language

96.57% of Bedford County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.72% of the population.

Bedford County, Virginia Language

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White67,9625,7198.41%
Black4,73993319.69%
Asian1,00827126.88%
Multiple3,2101946.04%
Hispanic2,049321.56%
Other981121.22%
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9.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.34%

Male Poverty Rate

9.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Virginia is Asian, with 26.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Virginia is Other, with 1.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14%.

Bedford County, Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.4%
High School9.67%
Some College6.9%
Bachelors or Greater3.44%
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Bedford County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed22.17%
Female Unemployed5.54%
Female Employed4.32%
Male Employed3.9%
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Bedford County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bedford County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bedford County, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.1%

Male Marriage Rate

58.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Bedford County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Bedford County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bedford County, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,311

Number of Veterans

5,772

Male Veterans

539

Female Veterans

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Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford County, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bedford County, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bedford County, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bedford County, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.34%

Born in Bedford County, Virginia

97.34%

Native Born

2.66%

Foreign Born

1.22%

Non Citizen

1.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.34% of Bedford County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 63.34% having been born in Virginia. 1.22% 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

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