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Bedford County, Virginia

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Bedford County, Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 78,747
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 78,747
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 74,936
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 5.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 68,676
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.3%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
89.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 6,514
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 2.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 36,997
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 81.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $198,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,292
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $338
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $816
Building permits, 2018 82
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 30,927
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.48
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 88.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 82.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 71.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 89.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 28.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 9.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 60.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 55.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 28,890
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 82,397
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 265,148
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 521,240
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,490
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $59,405
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $30,633
Persons in poverty, percent
9.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 1,6761
Total employment, 2016 15,4011
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 572,6451
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -0.7%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 5,305
All firms, 2012 4,688
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,592
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,385
Minority-owned firms, 2012 311
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 4,257
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 567
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,799
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 91.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 753.02
FIPS Code 51019
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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