Bedford is a somewhat small city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 6,561 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bedford is the 105th largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bedford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bedford is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bedford who work in office and administrative support (18.02%), sales jobs (16.50%), and teaching (9.23%).
Bedford is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Bedford is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.09% of adults 25 and older in Bedford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bedford in 2010 was $19,230, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,920 for a family of four.
Bedford is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Bedford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.