Bedford County is located in central Virginia. The County Seat is Bedford and the largest city is Bedford. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.bedfordcountyva.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 76,583 and the 2010 census population was 74,866. The land area is 753.02 square miles and there are 91.2 persons per square mile.
91.3% of the population is White, 5.9% is Black or African American, 1.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 87.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 25% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $195,400, there are 27,233 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,697, the median household income is $57,596, and 8.2% of the persons in Bedford County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,647. Retail sales (in $1000) were $466,545, and sales per capita were $7,029. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.3%.
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