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Population in 2012: 5,964 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 

Males: 2,666  (44.7%)
Females: 3,298  (55.3%)

Median resident age:  42.9 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24523.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,316 (it was $28,792 in 2000)
Bedford:

$36,316
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,935

Bedford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $145,440 (it was $89,800 in 2000)
Bedford:

$145,440
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $167,318; Detached houses: $174,274; Mobile homes: $26,859

Median gross rent in 2012: $648.

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  • White alone - 4,671 (75.1%)
  • Black alone - 1,245 (20.0%)
  • Hispanic - 134 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 112 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 41 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

Races in Bedford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bedford: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (17.8%), German (12.5%), Irish (10.7%), English (6.9%), Dutch (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1969

Elevation: 1017 feet

Land area: 6.89 square miles.

Population density: 866 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bedford:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bedford city:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

155 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.3% Asia).

This city:  2.5%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Bedford, Virginia as of September 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bedford to the number of sex offenders is 136 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,014 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,229 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (20.0 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (88.3 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (299.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Montvale, VA (3.5 miles ), Forest, VA (3.8 miles ), Timberlake, VA (3.9 miles ), Buchanan, VA (4.0 miles ), Blue Ridge, VA (4.0 miles ), Westlake Corner, VA (4.0 miles ), Big Island, VA (4.1 miles ), Laymantown, VA (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $64,600
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $71,500
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $218,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $49,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $110,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.33 N, Longitude: 79.52 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,854 (+46.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,692 (61.6%)

Area code: 540

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Crime rates in Bedford by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000010010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.015.80.00.016.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4114413524053
per 100,000 62.5169.563.562.515.847.880.431.963.10.079.448.0
Robberies 352484105413
per 100,000 46.977.031.762.5126.663.816.10.078.962.715.948.0
Assaults 2015221511154101111106
per 100,000 312.7231.1349.0234.3174.1239.164.4159.7173.6172.5158.896.0
Burglaries 182930241623192826223520
per 100,000 281.4446.8475.9374.9253.2366.7305.7447.3410.4345.0555.9320.1
Thefts 147165178191146163101191170194182176
per 100,000 2298.32542.42823.62983.42310.52598.41624.83051.12683.53042.22890.72816.5
Auto thefts 678439127103119
per 100,000 93.8107.9126.962.547.5143.5193.1111.8157.947.0174.7144.0
Arson 001101000100
per 100,000 0.00.015.915.60.015.90.00.00.015.70.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 230.8325.4269.0249.9216.9231.3172.7236.4241.9190.5252.2205.3

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Crime rate in Bedford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 24 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.36
Virginia average:

2.27

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Bedford, Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-0.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Printing workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/15/1996, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the Bedford city center caused $140,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F2 tornado 7.7 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bedford-area historical earthquake activity is below Virginia state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.6 miles away from Bedford center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 92.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from Bedford center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 78.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bedford County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bedford topographic map

Birthplace of: Creed Taylor - Record producer, Abram Trigg - Soldier, Caleb Buchanan - College basketball player (Air Force Falcons).


Hospitals/medical centers in Bedford:

  • BMA - BLUE RIDGE (Dialysis Facility, 838 OLE TURNPIKE DR)
  • BEDFORD HOSPICE CARE (Hospital, 815 SUMMIT STREET)
  • BEDFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1613 OAKWOOD STREET)
  • BEDFORD CO MEM HOSP (Nursing Home, OAKWOOD ST)
  • BEDFORD CO NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 1229 COUNTY FARM ROAD)
  • OAKWOOD MANOR BEDFORD MEM (Nursing Home, 1613 OAKWOOD STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Bedford, VA

Airports and heliports located in Bedford:


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Local government website: www.ci.bedford.va.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bedford:

  • Liberty University (about 20 miles; Lynchburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,053)
  • Lynchburg College (about 20 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 26 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • National College-Salem (about 28 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Washington and Lee University (about 32 miles; Lexington, VA; FT enrollment: 2,152)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 50 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • Radford University (about 59 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)

Public high school in Bedford:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bedford:

Private elementary/middle school in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 38; Location: 1987 BIG ISLAND HWY; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Bedford, School District: BEDFORD CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Bedford:

  • BEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,801,536; Location: 321 NORTH BRIDGE STREET; 164,507 books; 8,540 audio materials; 9,375 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 279 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bedford: Elks National Home (A), Bedford Public Library (B), Bedford County Courthouse (C), Bedford City-County Museum (D), Bedford Rescue Squad Number 1 (E), Bedford Fire Station Company Number 1 (F), Bedford Police Department (G), Bedford Rescue Squad Nunber 1 (H), Bedford Fire Station Company Nunber 1 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Westgate Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bedford include: Bedford Baptist Church (A), Bedford Christian Church (B), Bedford Presbyterian Church (C), Church of God (D), Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (F), Lovely Zion Baptist Church (G), Main Street Methodist Church (H), Pentecostal Holiness Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fairmount Cemetery (1), Longwood Cemetery (2), Otey Street Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: South Fork Little Otter Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Bedford: Bedford Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Avenel Plantation (Historical Places & Services; 413 Avenel Avenue).

Courts: Bedford County - Juvenile Court Service Unit- Magistrate (1000 Broad Street), Virginia Commonwealth - Conservation Recreation Dept- Forestry Div- (1015 Monroe Street), Court Street Pizza (302 Court), Fort Chiswell High School - Corrections Dept- Court Service Unit (Courthouse).

 
Bedford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 CO 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.6. This is about average.
City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.840
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.75
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.83. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.83
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.179. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.179
U.S.:

0.334

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bedford and their reported violations in the past:

FOREST CENTRAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 17300, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-17-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-18-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-22-2002), St Public Notif received (AUG-09-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-07-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-2000)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
GROSS POINT SUBDIVISION (Population served: 248, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-11-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-13-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-07-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
FORTY ACRES SUBDIVISION (Population served: 93, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-07-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-2000)
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
CASALOMA SUBDIVISION (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2001), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-28-2001), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-02-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2000)
MILLSTONE TEA ROOM (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
BEDFORD PLACE SUBDIVISION #2 (Population served: 28, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-07-2003), St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2003), St Public Notif received (APR-30-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-09-2002), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-15-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-20-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-16-2006)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between FEB-25-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-20-2006)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JAN-12-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2006)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between DEC-13-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2006)
  • 23 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bedford that have no violations reported:

  • BEDFORD, CITY OF (Population served: 6946, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.2%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for Black residents, 10.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 47.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.6%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bedford, VA

People in group quarters in Bedford in 2010:

  • 106 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 100 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 93 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 55 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Bedford in 2000:

  • 204 people in nursing homes
  • 201 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 123 people in other group homes
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Bedford compared to Virginia state average:

Bedford, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Bedford (2011 data):

  • Carter Bank & Trust: Moneta Branch, Forest Road Branch, Bedford Branch. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • StellarOne Bank: Bedford Branch at 125 West Main Street, branch established on 1935/11/06. Info updated 2008/06/06: Bank assets: $2,911.7 mil, Deposits: $2,404.3 mil, headquarters in Christiansburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Stellarone Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bedford Branch at 101 North Bridge Street, branch established on 1960/11/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Bank of Fincastle: Bedford Office Branch at 1387 American Way Court, branch established on 2005/08/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $180.4 mil, Deposits: $154.3 mil, headquarters in Fincastle, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • American National Bank and Trust Company: Bedford Office at 207 North Bridge Street, branch established on 2008/05/01. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $1,303.6 mil, Deposits: $1,060.7 mil, headquarters in Danville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: American National Bankshares Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank: Bedford Branch 496 at 115 West Main Street, branch established on 1974/04/18. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Bedford Wal-Mart Branch at 1126 Lunchburg Salem Turnpike, branch established on 2007/05/26. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Bank of the James: Bedford Branch at 1405 Ole Dominion Blvd, branch established on 2008/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $427.0 mil, Deposits: $375.0 mil, headquarters in Lynchburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of The James Financial Group, Inc.
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Bedford Branch at 130 East Main Street, branch established on 1961/09/18. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Virginia:

  • Super 8 Bedford, 842 Sword Beach Ln, Bedford, VA 24523 , Phone: (540) 587-0100, Fax: (540) 587-0808
  • Days Inn, 921 Blue Ridge Ave, Bedford, VA 24523 , Phone: (540) 586-8286, Fax: (540) 586-4435
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bedford, Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bedford travel time to work - commute


Bedford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Bedford County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Bedford County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Bedford County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bedford County:

27.1%
Virginia:

26.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$64,286$51,4292$2,161
Other Government Administration 15$37,653$30,1220$0
Police Protection - Officers 27$96,628$42,9460$0
Police - Other 3$7,109$28,4362$921
Firefighters 0$0 1$2,238
Fire - Other 0$0 1$886
Streets and Highways 18$51,123$34,0820$0
Health 1$3,418$41,0160$0
Solid Waste Management 4$11,254$33,7620$0
Sewerage 11$34,481$37,6160$0
Parks and Recreation 8$20,486$30,7294$1,913
Water Supply 6$18,943$37,8860$0
Electric Power 18$80,038$53,3590$0
Other and Unallocable 25$46,448$22,2950$0
Totals for Government 151$471,867$37,49910$8,119

Bedford government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,710,000 ($2298.79)
    Police Protection: $2,465,000 ($413.31)
    Water Utilities: $2,217,000 ($371.73)
    Regular Highways: $2,063,000 ($345.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,822,000 ($305.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $909,000 ($152.41)
    Financial Administration: $835,000 ($140.01)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $795,000 ($133.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $473,000 ($79.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $406,000 ($68.08)
    Health - Other: $374,000 ($62.71)
    Central Staff Services: $368,000 ($61.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $187,000 ($31.35)
    Public Welfare - Other: $184,000 ($30.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $150,000 ($25.15)
    General Public Buildings: $85,000 ($14.25)
    Corrections - Other: $31,000 ($5.20)
    Correctional Institutions: $31,000 ($5.20)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($1.34)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $820,000 ($137.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $292,000 ($48.96)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,789,000 ($970.66)
    General - Other: $31,000 ($5.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $26,000 ($4.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,553,000 ($931.09)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $198,000 ($33.20)

Bedford government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,045,000 ($175.22)
    All Other: $275,000 ($46.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $293,000 ($49.13)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,007,000 ($168.85)
    General Revenue, NEC: $140,000 ($23.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $85,000 ($14.25)
    Sale of Property: $26,000 ($4.36)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,600,000 ($2615.69)
    Water Utilities: $2,737,000 ($458.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $4,570,000 ($766.26)
    Highways: $987,000 ($165.49)
    All Other: $718,000 ($120.39)
    General Local Government Support: $356,000 ($59.69)
    Housing and Community Development: $312,000 ($52.31)
  • Tax - Property: $3,608,000 ($604.96)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,480,000 ($248.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $883,000 ($148.05)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $156,000 ($26.16)
    Amusements Sales: $52,000 ($8.72)
    Pari-mutuels Sales: $26,000 ($4.36)
    Other License: $25,000 ($4.19)

Bedford government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,429,000 ($5940.48)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,759,000 ($5660.46)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,392,000 ($2916.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,722,000 ($2636.15)

Bedford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,644,000 ($275.65)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,596,000 ($2615.02)

8.69% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.69%
Virginia average:

11.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lynchburg city, VA  1.38% ($59,065 average AGI)
from Roanoke city, VA  0.88% ($31,055)
from Campbell County, VA  0.76% ($41,317)


7.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Virginia average:

10.78%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($187 average AGI)
Bedford County:

0.05%
Virginia average:

0.22%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lynchburg city, VA  1.29% ($43,389 average AGI)
to Roanoke city, VA  0.87% ($25,799)
to Campbell County, VA  0.61% ($36,858)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WBLT (1350 AM; 1 kW; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: WBLT, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKPA (1170 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: SEVEN HILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCQV (880 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MONETA, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bedford:

  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W229AE (93.7 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W280DB (103.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bedford:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WTLU-CA (Channel 19; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • W40BM (Channel 40; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Bedford, Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 35
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 194
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 290
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 69
  • Fatalities: 212
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 446
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

See more detailed statistics of Bedford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 137
  • Hazardous Condition: 88
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 23

Incident types - Bedford


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bedford, VA

Most common first names in Bedford, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William26676.6 years
James23574.7 years
John22976.8 years
Mary18080.0 years
Robert15375.7 years
George11679.0 years
Charles11476.6 years
Harry8281.1 years
Thomas8174.6 years
Joseph8077.8 years
Most common last names in Bedford, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson14676.4 years
Overstreet13876.3 years
Smith7980.1 years
Carter7375.4 years
Wright7175.9 years
Witt6677.4 years
Jones5571.7 years
Saunders4776.7 years
Brown4773.2 years
Martin4580.7 years
Businesses in Bedford, VA
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS2RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS2
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Long John Silver's1
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