Bedford, VA
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Bedford profile

Living in Bedford

Bedford is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 6,642 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bedford is the 101st largest community in Virginia.

Bedford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bedford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bedford who work in office and administrative support (14.08%), sales jobs (11.14%), and healthcare (9.43%).

Also of interest is that Bedford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Being a small town, Bedford does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Bedford is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.65% of adults 25 and older in Bedford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bedford in 2018 was $24,233, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,932 for a family of four. However, Bedford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bedford is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bedford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bedford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bedford include English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and African.

The most common language spoken in Bedford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Arabic.