Bedford, VA
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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, Bedford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bedford are a mix 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 (16.25%), sales jobs (13.37%), and teaching (7.97%).

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

The education level of Bedford citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.04% of adults 25 and older in Bedford have a college degree.

The per capita income in Bedford in 2010 was $18,644, which is low income relative to Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,576 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 English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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