Bedford, VA

Bedford profile

Living in Bedford

Bedford is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 6,657 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bedford is the 101st largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns 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 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.

As is often the case in a small town, Bedford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

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.