Bedford County (Virginia)

Bedford County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In 2000, the County had 60 371 inhabitants and a population density of 31 inhabitants / km ². The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Bedford.


Bedford County is situated just south-west of the geographic center of Virginia, about 60 km and 65 km to the south of North Carolina is in the west away and has an area of ​​1992 square kilometers, of which 38 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Amherst County, Campbell County, Pittsylvania County, Franklin County, Roanoke County, Botetourt County and Rockbridge County.


Made it in 1753 from parts of Albemarle County and Lunenburg County and named after John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, a Foreign Secretary of Britain. From the Bedford County Campbell County and 1786, Franklin County was formed in 1782.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000, lived in Bedford County 60 371 people in 23 838 households, and 18,164 families. The population density was 31 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 92.18 percent White, 6.24 percent African American, 0.20 percent Native American, 0.43 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.20 percent from other races groups; 0.74 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.74 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 23 838 households out of which 32.5 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 65.4 percent were married couples living together, 7.5 percent were single mothers, 23.8 percent were non-families, 20.2 percent of all households and 7.3 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.89.

Based on the county the population was spread out 24.0 percent of residents under the age of 18, 5.8 percent between 18 and 24 years, 29.9 percent between 25 and 44 years, 27.5 percent between 45 and 64 years and 12.8 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 43,136, and the median income for a family was $ 49,303. Males had a median income of $ 35,117, women $ 23,906. The per capita income was $ 21,582. 5.2 percent of families and 7.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 8.3 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 10.5 percent of those 65 years.

Cities and Towns

  • Bellevue
  • Hardy
  • Huddleston
  • Moneta