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Bedford County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2019: 78,997 (22% urban, 78% rural); it was 60,371 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 15,592
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,639
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,640
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,234 (it was 3,198 in 2000)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

33%

Land area: 755 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 105 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Bedford County: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.2%), Manufacturing (14.0%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Bedford County, VA (2019)
    • 68,55087.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,5107.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,7982.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,5261.9%Two or more races
    • 9451.2%Asian alone
    • 500.06%Some other race alone
    • 270.03%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 80.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

46.2 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years
Males: 38,875  (49.2%)
Females: 40,122  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Bedford County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $69,125 ($43,136 in 1999)
This county:

$69,125
Virginia:

$76,456

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $691 (lower quartile is $567, upper quartile is $834)
This county:

$691
State:

$1091


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $211,900 (it was $116,100 in 2000)
Bedford:

$211,900
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $134,900 - $329,100
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,177
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $349

Institutionalized population: 225

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 45
  • Burglaries: 139
  • Thefts: 558
  • Auto thefts: 33

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 41
  • Burglaries: 145
  • Thefts: 500
  • Auto thefts: 35
Bedford County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 494 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 1998: 502 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 1999: 520 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2000: 468 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 2001: 433 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2002: 532 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2003: 615 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2004: 685 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2005: 704 buildings, average cost: $214,300
  • 2006: 738 buildings, average cost: $237,600
  • 2007: 528 buildings, average cost: $252,800
  • 2008: 282 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2009: 222 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2010: 245 buildings, average cost: $243,100
  • 2011: 171 buildings, average cost: $240,500
  • 2012: 223 buildings, average cost: $244,100
  • 2013: 285 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2014: 250 buildings, average cost: $235,900
  • 2015: 302 buildings, average cost: $230,600
  • 2016: 283 buildings, average cost: $258,400
  • 2017: 168 buildings, average cost: $259,300
  • 2018: 29 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2019: 36 buildings, average cost: $232,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bedford, VA residents
Average permit cost in Bedford, VA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,053 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,060 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Bedford, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bedford, VA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Bedford, VA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.4%
Bedford County:

8.4%
Virginia:

9.9%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.2% for Black residents, 12.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.2% for other race residents, 6.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.2 years old
(Males: 44.9 years old, Females: 47.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.3 years old, Black residents: 57.9 years old, American Indian residents: 57.5 years old, Asian residents: 35.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.0 years old, Other race residents: 37.1 years old)

Area name: Lynchburg, VA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bedford County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $534 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $658 a month.

Cities in this county include: Forest, Bedford, Montvale, Big Island.

Bedford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Edwards County, Kansas , Dickenson County , Kiowa County, Kansas , Reno County, Kansas , Seward County, Kansas , Sumner County, Kansas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Virginia:

4.6%

Unemployment by year in Bedford, VA
County total employment by year in Bedford, VA
County average yearly wages by year in Bedford, VA

Current college students: 1,752
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,796 (55.7% naturalized citizens)

Bedford County:

2.3%
Whole state:

12.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7942010 or later
  • 7132000 to 2009
  • 2721990 to 1999
  • 2601980 to 1989
  • 1351970 to 1979
  • 420Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 22.5%

Bedford County marital status for males Bedford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 27,761
  • One, attached: 1,337
  • Two: 1,324
  • 3 or 4: 332
  • 5 to 9: 361
  • 10 to 19: 378
  • 20 to 49: 249
  • 50 or more: 214
  • Mobile homes: 5,092

Housing units in Bedford County with a mortgage: 14,914 (0 second mortgage, 1,678 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,550

Here:

56.0% with mortgage
State:

67.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bedford County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,82264
Mainline Protestant5,05240
Catholic2,1192
Other13-
None40,670-
Bedford County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Bedford County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This 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.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bedford County:

8.6%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Bedford County:

27.1%
State:

26.7%

Agriculture in Bedford County:

Average size of farms: 155 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $15,031
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $68.47
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.37%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.59%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,034
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,030
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.44
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.94%
Corn for grain: 746 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 441 harvested acres
Vegetables: 15 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 368 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bedford County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from Bedford County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 102.8 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from Bedford County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 248.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4512-VA: April 2, 2020, FEMA Id: 4512, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 01, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4072: July 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4072, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1874: February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 01, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1491: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Tornado, Incident Period: April 28, 2002 to May 03, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1411: May 05, 2002, FEMA Id: 1411, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 05, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1135: September 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1086: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Virginia Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: June 22, 1995 to July 07, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1059: July 01, 1995, FEMA Id: 1059, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bedford County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Bedford

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,187 (79.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,711 (8.4%)
  • Bus: 16 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 17 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 292 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 422 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,632 (8.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (9%)
  • India (8%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Brazil (5%)
  • England (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bedford County


  • American (27%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (7%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Bedford County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 148 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 93 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 88 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Bedford County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 127 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 75 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 46 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $71,970.

7.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Virginia average:

9.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.80% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($37,008 average AGI)
1.99% relocated from other states ($16,771 average AGI)
Bedford County:

1.99%
Virginia average:

3.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lynchburg city, VA  1.59% ($57,044 average AGI)
from Campbell County, VA  0.89% ($48,235)
from Roanoke County, VA  0.69% ($43,673)
from Roanoke city, VA  0.65% ($30,799)
from Franklin County, VA  0.29% ($46,398)
from Amherst County, VA  0.20% ($55,627)
from Botetourt County, VA  0.18% ($41,463)


6.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,213 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
Virginia average:

9.76%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.89% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($32,169 average AGI)
2.02% relocated to other states ($21,045 average AGI)
Bedford County:

2.02%
Virginia average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lynchburg city, VA  1.14% ($46,738 average AGI)
to Campbell County, VA  0.74% ($40,384)
to Roanoke city, VA  0.62% ($30,984)
to Roanoke County, VA  0.59% ($47,011)
to Franklin County, VA  0.29% ($53,989)
to Amherst County, VA  0.16% ($51,408)
to Botetourt County, VA  0.15% ($48,804)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Births per 1000 population in Bedford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Bedford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Bedford County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bedford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Bedford County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bedford County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bedford County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bedford County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Bedford County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,720 (9,649 aged, 2,071 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,704 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Bedford County, Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (910)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (575)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (574)
  • Unspecified dementia (524)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (475)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (405)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (372)
  • Congestive heart failure (223)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (177)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (171)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 960
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 728
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 31

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 132.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 89.2
  • Other - 43.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 78,997
  • Male householders: 17,466 (3,053 living alone), Female householders: 13,924 (4,664 living alone)
  • 17,794 spouses (17,701 opposite-sex spouses), 2,130 unmarried partners, (2,067 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 21,417 children (20,302 natural, 287 adopted, 828 stepchildren), 1,340 grandchildren, 668 brothers or sisters, 1,322 parents, 342 foster children, 1,231 other relatives, 918 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 445

Size of family households: 12,789 2-persons, 4,540 3-persons, 3,290 4-persons, 1,098 5-persons, 738 6-persons, 236 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,717 1-person, 859 2-persons, 123 3-persons.

10,647 married couples with children.
3,500 single-parent households (731 men, 2,769 women).

95.5% of residents of Bedford speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $268,154,000 ($4,204 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,471,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $187,186,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $39,112,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $365,000
Federal grants: $23,205,000
Federal procurement contracts: $11,278,000 ($4,889,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,008,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $944,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $37,520,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,901,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,225
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,582
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +135
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,235
Here:

+65 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Bedford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.44 millions of gallons per day (10% from ground, 90% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Bedford County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Bedford County, Virginia
  • 1,3762014 or later
  • 9202010 to 2013
  • 5,6962000 to 2009
  • 8,7381990 to 1999
  • 7,8561980 to 1989
  • 4,3511970 to 1979
  • 2,6191960 to 1969
  • 3,4171950 to 1959
  • 2001940 to 1949
  • 1,8751939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bedford County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bedford County, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bedford County, Virginia
  • 1431 room
  • 1182 rooms
  • 2883 rooms
  • 1,9324 rooms
  • 4,6095 rooms
  • 6,6026 rooms
  • 4,5307 rooms
  • 3,2288 rooms
  • 5,0149+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bedford County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bedford County, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2753 rooms
  • 1,8164 rooms
  • 1,5035 rooms
  • 5196 rooms
  • 3117 rooms
  • 4278 rooms
  • 759+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bedford County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bedford County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bedford County, Virginia
  • 143no bedroom
  • 3011 bedroom
  • 4,2932 bedrooms
  • 15,0923 bedrooms
  • 5,2654 bedrooms
  • 1,3705+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bedford County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bedford County, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2041 bedroom
  • 2,4592 bedrooms
  • 1,8963 bedrooms
  • 2384 bedrooms
  • 1295+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Bedford County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Bedford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bedford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 542no vehicle
  • 5,1781 vehicle
  • 10,3272 vehicles
  • 7,8563 vehicles
  • 1,7484 vehicles
  • 8135+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Bedford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bedford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 626no vehicle
  • 2,1431 vehicle
  • 1,7812 vehicles
  • 3763 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.0% of Bedford County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Virginia.

Bedford County:

87.0%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 51,954
  • Other state: 24,456
  • Northeast: 7,292
  • Midwest: 4,968
  • South: 11,175
  • West: 1,021
Year householders moved into unit in Bedford County, VA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bedford County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 78.2%Electricity
  • 7.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.8%Wood
  • 2.4%Utility gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 84.5%Electricity
  • 4.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Wood
  • 2.9%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,376
Here:

18.6%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,029
Here:

22.7%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 915
Here:

35.2%
Virginia:

20.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Bedford County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $94,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,713,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,016,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,092,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $420,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $64,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $25,197,000
    Police Protection: $2,933,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $106,089,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,223,000
    Police Protection: $8,589,000
    General - Other: $5,496,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $5,461,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,456,000
    Health - Other: $3,360,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,653,000
    Financial Administration: $2,497,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,468,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,280,000
    Libraries: $1,664,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,513,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,449,000
    Housing and Community Development: $797,000
    Central Staff Services: $765,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $418,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $390,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $7,394,000
    Public Welfare: $3,101,000
    Other: $640,000
    General Local Government Support: $51,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,207,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $42,556,000
    Other: $567,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,333,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,640,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,693,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,800,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,600,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $200,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,723,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,469,000
    Sale of Property: $389,000
    Rents: $232,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $230,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,638,000
    General - Other: $4,246,000
    Solid Waste Management: $584,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $103,685,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,384,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $68,392,000
    Other: $7,515,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,118,000
    Public Welfare: $2,169,000
    Health and Hospitals: $85,000
    Highways: $22,000
  • Tax - Property: $68,204,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,894,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,586,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,385,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,175,000
    Other License: $611,000
    Public Utility License: $99,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $62,173,000

Bedford County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $94,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,713,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,016,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,092,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $420,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $64,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $25,197,000
    Police Protection: $2,933,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $106,089,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,223,000
    Police Protection: $8,589,000
    General - Other: $5,496,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $5,461,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,456,000
    Health - Other: $3,360,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,653,000
    Financial Administration: $2,497,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,468,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,280,000
    Libraries: $1,664,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,513,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,449,000
    Housing and Community Development: $797,000
    Central Staff Services: $765,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $418,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $390,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $7,394,000
    Public Welfare: $3,101,000
    Other: $640,000
    General Local Government Support: $51,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,207,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $42,556,000
    Other: $567,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,333,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,640,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,693,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,800,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,600,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $200,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,723,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,469,000
    Sale of Property: $389,000
    Rents: $232,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $230,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,638,000
    General - Other: $4,246,000
    Solid Waste Management: $584,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $103,685,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,384,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $68,392,000
    Other: $7,515,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,118,000
    Public Welfare: $2,169,000
    Health and Hospitals: $85,000
    Highways: $22,000
  • Tax - Property: $68,204,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,894,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,586,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,385,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,175,000
    Other License: $611,000
    Public Utility License: $99,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $62,173,000

Bedford County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $94,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,713,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,016,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,092,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $420,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $64,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $25,197,000
    Police Protection: $2,933,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $106,089,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,223,000
    Police Protection: $8,589,000
    General - Other: $5,496,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $5,461,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,456,000
    Health - Other: $3,360,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,653,000
    Financial Administration: $2,497,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,468,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,280,000
    Libraries: $1,664,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,513,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,449,000
    Housing and Community Development: $797,000
    Central Staff Services: $765,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $418,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $390,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $7,394,000
    Public Welfare: $3,101,000
    Other: $640,000
    General Local Government Support: $51,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,207,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $42,556,000
    Other: $567,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,333,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,640,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,693,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,800,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,600,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $200,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,723,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,469,000
    Sale of Property: $389,000
    Rents: $232,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $230,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,638,000
    General - Other: $4,246,000
    Solid Waste Management: $584,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $103,685,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,384,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $68,392,000
    Other: $7,515,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,118,000
    Public Welfare: $2,169,000
    Health and Hospitals: $85,000
    Highways: $22,000
  • Tax - Property: $68,204,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,894,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,586,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,385,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,175,000
    Other License: $611,000
    Public Utility License: $99,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $62,173,000

Bedford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $94,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,713,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,016,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,092,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $420,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $64,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $25,197,000
    Police Protection: $2,933,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $106,089,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,223,000
    Police Protection: $8,589,000
    General - Other: $5,496,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $5,461,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,456,000
    Health - Other: $3,360,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,653,000
    Financial Administration: $2,497,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,468,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,280,000
    Libraries: $1,664,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,513,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,449,000
    Housing and Community Development: $797,000
    Central Staff Services: $765,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $418,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $390,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $7,394,000
    Public Welfare: $3,101,000
    Other: $640,000
    General Local Government Support: $51,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,207,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $42,556,000
    Other: $567,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,333,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,640,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,693,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,800,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,600,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $200,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,723,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,469,000
    Sale of Property: $389,000
    Rents: $232,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $230,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,638,000
    General - Other: $4,246,000
    Solid Waste Management: $584,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $103,685,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,384,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $68,392,000
    Other: $7,515,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,118,000
    Public Welfare: $2,169,000
    Health and Hospitals: $85,000
    Highways: $22,000
  • Tax - Property: $68,204,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,894,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,586,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,385,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,175,000
    Other License: $611,000
    Public Utility License: $99,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $62,173,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 235
  • Number of aged recipients: 22
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 213
  • Number of recipients under 18: 41
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 144
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 50
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 109
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 93
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED233$164,365405$217,4172,158$199,483116$76,2674$634,000278$281,18398$92,061
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$123,33326$197,808139$205,8427$83,5710$023$295,87015$92,733
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$139,36851$184,647554$199,33970$66,9710$065$280,55464$92,656
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$139,83336$189,056303$181,05020$98,8500$037$227,35123$96,174
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$172,81310$261,90095$192,7378$69,2500$015$212,0679$104,778
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED57$241,63246$238,0433$295,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$231,10020$224,7003$112,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$225,40015$251,6671$150,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$205,40010$180,1000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$314,0001$313,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bedford, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bedford, VA - Value
Most common first names in Bedford County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William6472.9 years
John5974.0 years
Mary4679.8 years
Robert4471.4 years
James4269.2 years
Dorothy2780.5 years
Charles2675.5 years
Thomas2272.5 years
George2072.2 years
Helen1878.0 years
Most common last names in Bedford County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown2779.0 years
Smith2177.8 years
White2082.0 years
Witt1970.3 years
Anderson1873.1 years
Johnson1774.9 years
Overstreet1679.3 years
Wilson1671.8 years
Jones1570.1 years
Wright1580.7 years
Businesses in Bedford County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Macy's1
AMF Bowling1Marriott2
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets8
Advance Auto Parts3Maurices1
Aeropostale1Mazda1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's6
Applebee's2Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's3Motherhood Maternity1
Ashley Furniture1New Balance1
AutoZone2New York & Co1
Barnes & Noble1Nike7
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pac Sun1
Burger King4Panera Bread1
CVS6Papa John's Pizza2
Catherines1Payless2
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A4PetSmart1
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut3
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Curves2RadioShack3
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster1
Days Inn2Ruby Tuesday2
Decora Cabinetry4Rue211
Domino's Pizza2SONIC Drive-In2
Dunkin Donuts2Sam's Club1
Extended Stay America1Sears4
Famous Footwear1Sleep Inn1
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx9Sprint Nextel3
Finish Line1Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks3
Ford1Subaru1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop3Super 83
H&R Block4T-Mobile3
Hardee's3T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton2T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell4
Hot Topic1Talbots1
IHOP1Target1
JCPenney1Toyota1
JoS. A. Bank1Toys"R"Us1
Jones New York2U-Haul5
Journeys1U.S. Cellular5
Justice1UPS20
KFC3Vans1
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless2
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Volkswagen1
Kroger5Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy4Walgreens4
Lane Bryant1Walmart2
Lane Furniture3Wendy's3
Little Caesars Pizza2Wet Seal1
Long John Silver's3Wingate1
Lowe's2YMCA3

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  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"