Demographics

People

Total Population6,527
Male Share of the Population42.2%
Female Share of the Population57.8%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+2,626
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.6%
Median Earnings25+$29,034
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,234
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,463

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,332
% Above Poverty Level75.3%
% Below Poverty Level24.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$736
Median House Value$156,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.9%
English10%
Irish8.8%
German8.1%
West Indian2.2%
Haitian2.2%
Welsh1.9%
Italian1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Arab1%
Dutch0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Polish0.5%
Greek0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Russian0.3%
African0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Czech0.2%
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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
Altavista3,442$40,052
Buchanan1,179$68,125
Hurt1,478$48,580
Lynchburg80,131$58,661
Troutville455$52,750
Vinton8,074$61,023

Bedford Public Libraries

Bedford Public Library System
321 NORTH BRIDGE STREET
Bedford, Virginia
(540) 586-8911

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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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