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Bedford County, VA&

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Population
76,933
0.61% growth
Median Age
45.6
Median Household Income
$56,725
0.73% growth
Poverty Rate
9.2%
Number of Employees
36,302
1.53% growth
Median Property Value
$196,900
0.2% growth

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Economy

The economy of Bedford County, VA employs 36,302 people. The economy of Bedford County, VA is specialized in Utilities; Manufacturing; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 1.88; 1.35; and 1.18 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bedford County, VA are Manufacturing (5,051), Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,965), and Retail trade (4,537), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,917), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,322), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,608).

Median household income in Bedford County, VA is $56,725. Males in Bedford County, VA have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,162. The income inequality of Bedford County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bedford County, VA. In Bedford County, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 63 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,206. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.

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Diversity

Bedford County, VA is home to a population of 76,933 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bedford County, VA is composed of 67,997 White residents (88.4%), 5,333 Black residents (6.93%), 1,512 Hispanic residents (1.97%), 1,045 Two+ residents (1.36%), and 960 Asian residents (1.25%). The most common foreign languages in Bedford County, VA are Spanish (826 speakers), Chinese (185 speakers), and Vietnamese (175 speakers), but compared to other places, Bedford County, VA has a relative high number of Thai (25 speakers), Korean (158 speakers), and Gujarati (50 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA awarded 151 degrees. The student population of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA is skewed N/A females, with 0 male students and 151 female students. Most students in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are White (125 and 82.8%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 5.3%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 4.64%), and American Indian (4 and 2.65%). The largest universities in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA by number of graduates are Sweet Briar College (151 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are General Business (23 and 15.2%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (12 and 7.95%), and General Biological Sciences (10 and 6.62%). The median tuition costs in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $35,800 and $35,800 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bedford County, VA is $196,900, which is 0.96 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $196,500 to $196,900, a 0.2% increase. The homeownership rate of Bedford County, VA is 81.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bedford County, VA have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bedford County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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Lynchburg, VA
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