Bedford, VA Population

Population: 6,299. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,211 (-1.4% change)
Males: 2,995 (47.5%), Females: 3,304 (52.5%)

Zip code: 24523

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

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%).

Elevation: 1017 feet

Land area: 6.9 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bedford:

  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 23 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 31 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 55 miles; DANVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: DAN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bedford:

  • NEW LONDON (about 14 miles; FOREST, VA; Abbreviation: W90)
  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 17 miles; MONETA, VA; Abbreviation: W91)
  • FALWELL (about 29 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: W24)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 39 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 59 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 73 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • LONGWOOD COLLEGE (about 79 miles; FARMVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,557)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)