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Demographics

People

Total Population6,500
Male Share of the Population43.6%
Female Share of the Population56.4%
Senior Citizens20.9%
Employed Population 16+2,487
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married43.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,039
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,455
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,657

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,100
% Above Poverty Level73.8%
% Below Poverty Level26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.1%
Median Gross Rent$710
Median House Value$150,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31%
English13.7%
Irish9%
German7.5%
French Except Basque1.8%
Welsh1.1%
Canadian1%
Italian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Polish0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Haitian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Jordanian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Slovak0.2%
African0.2%
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Bedford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bedford County
Standard Zip Codes24523
Phone Area Codes540
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.32
Approximate Longitude-79.52

Bedford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBEDFORD
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches
StationBUCHANAN
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 45 F
Apr Temp40 to 71 F
Jul Temp64 to 90 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches
StationROANOKE WOODRUM AP
Distance24.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 45 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altavista3,443$37,365
Buchanan1,101$65,000
Hurt1,541$49,625
Lynchburg79,237$54,491
Troutville527$52,333
Vinton8,069$53,042

Bedford Hospitals

Bedford Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1613 Oakwood Street
(540) 586-2440

Bedford Public Schools

Bedford County Alternative Education Center
600 Edmund Street
ZIP: 24523
(540) 586-1270
Bedford Elem
806 Burks Hill Rd
ZIP: 24523
(540) 586-0275
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Bedford Middle
503 Longwood Ave
ZIP: 24523
(540) 586-7735
Middle
Total Enrollment 554
Bedford Primary
807 College St
ZIP: 24523
(540) 586-8339
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Bedford Science And Technology Center
600 Edmund St
ZIP: 24523
(540) 586-3933
Body Camp Elem
3420 Body Camp Rd
ZIP: 24523
(540) 297-7391
Primary
Total Enrollment 178
Governor's Health Sciences Academy
600 Edmund Street
ZIP: 24523
(540) 586-3933
Liberty High
100 Liberty Minutemen Dr
ZIP: 24523
(540) 586-2541
High
Total Enrollment 879

Bedford Private Schools

Precept Schools Of Virginia
729 Blue Ridge Ave
ZIP: 24523
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
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