Bedford is a somewhat small city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 6,585 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bedford who work in sales jobs (13.37%), office and administrative support (9.92%), and healthcare (8.56%).
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 citizens of Bedford are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.59% of adults in Bedford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Bedford in 2010 was $21,167, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,668 for a family of four. However, Bedford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, German, Haitian, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Bedford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Arabic.