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Population (year 2000): 6,299. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,211 (-1.4% change)
Males: 2,995 (47.5%), Females: 3,304 (52.5%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 40.9 years
Median household income: $28,792 (year 2000)
Median house value: $90,400 (year 2000)

Bedford, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Bedford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.7%)
  • Black (22.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (12.4%), English (12.2%), German (7.9%), Irish (6.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), French (1.9%).Virginia

Elevation: 1017 feet

Land area: 6.9 square miles

Bedford,

For population 25 years and over in Bedford

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bedford city

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-0.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Lynchburg, (24.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (89.1 miles pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (352.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA (17.2 miles Buchanan, Corner, VA (17.6 miles Westlake VA (17.8 miles Forest, VA (18.9 miles Timberlake, Shore, VA (19.0 miles North Ridge, VA (20.3 miles Blue VA Glasgow, (21.2 miles VA (21.9 miles Altavista,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 13 buildings, average cost: $64,800
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $64,600
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $77,600

Latitude: 37.33 N, Longitude: 79.52 W

Area code: 540

Bedford, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.9%), Educational,health and social services (19.1%), Retail trade (14.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,650 (+57.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,346 (55.6%)

Crime in Bedford by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 11 4 4
    per 100,000 63.5 174.6 63.5 63.5
Robberies 3 5 2 4
    per 100,000 47.6 79.4 31.8 63.5
Assaults 20 15 22 15
    per 100,000 317.5 238.1 349.3 238.1
Burglaries 18 29 30 24
    per 100,000 285.8 460.4 476.3 381.0
Thefts 147 165 178 191
    per 100,000 2333.7 2619.5 2825.8 3032.2
Auto thefts 6 7 8 4
    per 100,000 95.3 111.1 127.0 63.5
224.2 287.2 261.3 245.1

Average climate in Bedford, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bedford,

Bedford-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/15/1996, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the Bedford city center caused $140,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category 2 tornado 9.2 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Caleb Buchanan - College basketball player (Air Force Falcons).


Hospital/medical center in Bedford:
  • CARILION BEDFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1613 OAKWOOD STREET BOX 688)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bedford:
  • VIRGINIA BAPTIST HOSP & LYNCHBURG GENL (about 23 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • CENTRAL VIRGINIA TRAINING CENTER (about 25 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • CARILION MEDICAL CENTER (about 30 miles; ROANOKE, VA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bedford:
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 23 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; ID: LYH)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 31 miles; ROANOKE, VA; ID: ROA)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 55 miles; DANVILLE, VA; ID: DAN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bedford:
  • NEW LONDON (about 14 miles; FOREST, VA; ID: W90)
  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 17 miles; MONETA, VA; ID: W91)
  • FALWELL (about 29 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; ID: W24)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 21 $61,660 $35,234 3 $585
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   1 $2,245
Other Government Administration 7 $30,516 $52,313 14 $2,803
Financial Administration 13 $42,387 $39,126 2 $864
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $966
Streets and Highways 11 $29,772 $32,478 0 $0
Health 1 $2,632 $31,584 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 4 $9,412 $28,236 0 $0
Sewerage 15 $36,916 $29,532 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $17,225 $34,450 4 $958
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $2,573 $30,876 0 $0
Water Supply 7 $18,062 $30,963 0 $0
Electric Power 20 $64,693 $38,815 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 7 $12,483 $21,399 6 $375
Police - Other 2 $4,408 $26,448 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 15 $29,867 $23,893 2 $1,878
Totals for Government 130 $362,606 $33,471 33 $10,674
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bedford:
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; FT enrollment: 2,063)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; ROANOKE, VA; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 39 miles; SALEM, VA; FT enrollment: 2,382)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 59 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 25,754)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 73 miles; RADFORD, VA; FT enrollment: 8,034)
  • LONGWOOD COLLEGE (about 79 miles; FARMVILLE, VA; FT enrollment: 3,557)
Public high school in Bedford:
  • LIBERTY HIGH (Students: 1,019; Location: 100 LIBERTY MINUTEMEN DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bedford:
  • BEDFORD ELEM. (Students: 620; Location: 806 BURKS HILL RD; Grades: 02 - 06)
  • BEDFORD MIDDLE (Students: 552; Location: 503 LONGWOOD AVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • BEDFORD PRIMARY (Students: 253; Location: 807 COLLEGE ST; Grades: PK - 01)
  • BODY CAMP ELEM. (Students: 213; Location: 3420 BODY CAMP RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Location: 600 EDMUND ST; Grades: 00 - 00)
Library in Bedford:
  • BEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,475,499; Location: 321 NORTH BRIDGE STREET; 175,796 books; 7,276 audio materials; 4,026 video materials; 208 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Bedford: Bedford City-County Museum (A), Bedford County Courthouse (B), Bedford Public Library (C), Elks National Home (D).

Shopping Center: Westgate Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Bedford include: Saint Johns Episcopal Church (A), Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church (B), Saint Philips Episcopal Church (C), Bedford Baptist Church (D), Bedford Christian Church (E), Bedford Presbyterian Church (F), Trinity Baptist Church (G), Washington Street Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Longwood Cemetery (1), Otey Street Cemetery (2), Fairmount Cemetery (3).

Creeks: South Fork Little Otter Creek (A), Middle Fork Little Otter Creek (B).

Park in Bedford: Bedford Historic District (1).

Post office: (A).  


Bedford compared to Virginia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bedford:
  • WBLT (1350 AM; 1 kW; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: WBLT, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WCQV (880 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MONETA, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKPA (1170 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: SEVEN HILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bedford:
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WREL-FM (96.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • W229AE (93.7 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
TV broadcast stations around Bedford:
  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WTLU-CA (Channel 19; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • W40BM (Channel 40; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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