Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA

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2019 Population
125,734
0.378% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
45.6
0.441% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
10.7%
1.65% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$60,856
5.32% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$180,800
1.01% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
56,070
1.73% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA had a population of 126k people with a median age of 45.6 and a median household income of $60,856. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA grew from 125,261 to 125,734, a 0.378% increase and its median household income grew from $57,783 to $60,856, a 5.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.24%), White (Hispanic) (1.75%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.858%). 3.67% of the households in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.8% of the residents in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are Sweet Briar College (30 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2019, the median property value in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was $180,800, and the homeownership rate was 80.3%. Most people in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA is home to a population of 126k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 4.48% of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA residents were born outside of the country (5.63k people).

In 2019, there were 7.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.81k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are Spanish (1,735 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (329 speakers), and Korean (260 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 233
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.2k ± 288
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.81k ± 367
2.18%
Hispanic Population
2.75k people

In 2019, there were 7.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.81k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.18% of the people in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are hispanic (2.75k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,735 speakers (1.45%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    329 speakers (0.276%)
  3. Korean
    260 speakers (0.218%)

3.67% of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was Spanish. 1.45% of the overall population of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are native Spanish speakers. 0.276% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.218% speak Korean, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.48%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.63k people
2.33%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.92k people

As of 2019, 4.48% of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA residents (5.63k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was 2.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was 45.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    361 ± 466 people
  2. Korea
    218 ± 362 people
  3. Mexico
    202 ± 349 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was Canada, the natal country of 361 Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA residents, followed by Korea with 218 and Mexico with 202.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2019 Citizenship
98.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.8% of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,991 ± 289
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,623 ± 313
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,344 ± 274

Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA is $60,856. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA with a value of $169,224, followed by McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA and Leesburg Town PUMA, VA, with respective values of $161,264 and $156,461.

Males in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,154. The income inequality in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.425, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA employs 56.1k people. The largest industries in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are Elementary & secondary schools (3,832 people), Construction (3,708 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,459 people), and the highest paying industries are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($173,417), Metalworking machinery manufacturing ($141,130), and Farming ($133,320).

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,856
2019 value
± $1,483
5.32%
1 Year Growth
± 3.43%

Households in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA have a median annual income of $60,856, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,783 in 2018, which represents a 5.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$61,718
Average Male Salary in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA
± $8,516
$46,154
Average Female Salary in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA
± $5,706

In 2019, full-time male employees in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA
  1. Asian
    $52,532 ± $54,688
  2. White
    $49,084 ± $5,359
  3. American Indian
    $47,552 ± $68,766

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA.

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Wage Distribution

0.425
2019 Wage GINI in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA
0.429
2018 Wage GINI in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA

In 2019, the income inequality in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was 0.425 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.11% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA with a value of $169,224, followed by McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA and Leesburg Town PUMA, VA, with respective values of $161,264 and $156,461.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA (13.3k out of 124k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    9,437 ± 706
  2. Black
    2,875 ± 405
  3. Two Or More
    499 ± 185

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

56.1k
2019 Value
1.73%
1 Year growth
± 1.73%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 55.1k employees to 56.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,712 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,610 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,445 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,712 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,610 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,445 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders (19.4 times higher than expected), Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers (6.7 times), and Library technicians (5.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, by average salary, are Chief executives & legislators ($162,496), Management analysts ($152,707), and Pharmacists ($145,318).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

56.1k
2019 Value
1.73%
1 Year growth
± 1.73%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 55.1k employees to 56.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,832 people), Construction (3,708 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,459 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, though some of these residents may live in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,832 people), Construction (3,708 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,459 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA has an unusually high number of Fuel dealers (7.43 times higher than expected), Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (6.93 times), and Fabric mills, except knitting mills (6.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, by average salary, are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($173,417), Metalworking machinery manufacturing ($141,130), and Farming ($133,320).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $35.1B
  2. $31.5B
  3. $30.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.5B) and Electronics ($30.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$307B
2018 Value in Virginia
$648B
Projected 2045 Value in Virginia
111% growth

In 2018, total outbound Virginia trade was $307B. This is expected to increase 111% to $648B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.8B
  2. $20B
  3. $11.7B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $21.8B, followed by North Carolina with $20B and Pennsylvania and $11.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 49.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.97%). The most partisan county was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Virginia
49.8% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 82% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA awarded 30 degrees. The student population of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA is skewed towards women, with 5 male students and 349 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are White (23 and 76.7%), followed by Black or African American (3 and 10%), Unknown (2 and 6.67%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 3.33%).

The largest universities in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA by number of degrees awarded are Sweet Briar College (30 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are General Business (6 and 20%), General Studies (3 and 10%), and Engineering Science (2 and 6.67%).

The median tuition costs in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are $21,420 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 3 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 6 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was General Studies with 3 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
30 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$21,420
Median Private

In 2019, the Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sweet Briar College with 30 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
30
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, which is 0 times less than the 30 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    23 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    2 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was White students. These 23 degrees mean that there were 7.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was $180,800 in 2019, which is 0.752 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $179,000 to $180,800, a 1.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA is 80.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$180,800
2019 Median
± $3,733
$179,000
2018 Median
± $3,348

In 2019, the median property value in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA grew to to $180,800 from the previous year's value of $179,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$60,856
Median Household Income
± $1,483
49.5k
Number of Households
± 1,450

In 2019, the median household income of the 49.5k households in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA grew to $60,856 from the previous year's value of $57,783.

The following chart displays the households in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.3%
2019 Homeownership
80.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 80.3% of the housing units in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA have a longer commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.96% of the workforce in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.07%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.24%)

In 2019, 83.8% of workers in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.07%) and those who worked at home (4.24%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

92.2% of the population of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA has health coverage, with 51% on employee plans, 9.61% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.455% increase from the previous year (1319 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1409 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 531 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, King and Queen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Virginia.
1,325 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.455% increase from the previous year (1,319 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Virginia.
$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$4,218
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,361
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,677
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.83%
Uninsured
51%
Employer Coverage
9.61%
Medicaid
17.1%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
2.15%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA declined by 9.68% from 8.67% to 7.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.5% prevalence
  3. 20.3% prevalence

Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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