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Bedford County, Virginia; Halifax County, Virginia

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Bedford County, Virginia
Halifax County, Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 78,747 34,120
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 78,747 34,120
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 74,936 36,243
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 5.1% -5.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 68,676 36,241
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.6%
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.8%
20.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.3%
24.4%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
52.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
89.6%
61.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.1%
36.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.3%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.3%
2.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.7%
59.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 6,514 2,338
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 2.5% 1.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 36,997 18,193
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 81.4% 72.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $198,100 $110,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,292 $985
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $338 $296
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $816 $595
Building permits, 2018 82 42
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 30,927 14,084
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.48 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 88.2% 93.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.7% 3.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 82.8% 66.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 71.5% 52.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 89.6% 79.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 28.3% 15.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 9.6% 13.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.0%
11.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 60.6% 53.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 55.0% 49.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 28,890 35,956
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 82,397 159,946
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 573,433
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 265,148 99,184
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 521,240 358,082
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,490 $9,989
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 26.9 25.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $59,405 $39,233
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $30,633 $21,155
Persons in poverty, percent
9.0%
17.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 1,6761 697
Total employment, 2016 15,4011 9,771
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 572,6451 347,459
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -0.7%1 -0.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 5,305 1,822
All firms, 2012 4,688 2,257
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,592 1,271
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,385 745
Minority-owned firms, 2012 311 433
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 4,257 1,726
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 567 241
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,799 1,922
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 91.2 44.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 753.02 817.84
FIPS Code 51019 51083
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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