Bedford County, Virginia

Bedford County: County in Virginia, United States


Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 68,676 and a population density of 34 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 79,811 inhabitants. Its county seat is Bedford. The county was created 270 years ago in 1752.

Bedford County locator map
Location of Bedford County on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Bedford County

Population : 79,811 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
Different from : Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford County
Area : 1992 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.1%
Land as percent of area : 97.9%
Named for : John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford
Capital : Bedford
Establishment : January 01, 1753
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 08:19:48 (1st October 2023)
Density : 40 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 13.95% (2010-2020)
Weather : 78℉ Sunny 7-days weather
Bedford VA - county courthouse image
Bedford VA - county courthouse
Bedford VA - county courthouse image


Bedford County is located at 37°18'54"N 79°31'27"W (37.3149400, -79.5242200). It has 8 neighbors: Amherst County, Botetourt County, Campbell County, Franklin County, Lynchburg, Pittsylvania County, Roanoke County and Rockbridge County.

Bedford County map

Bedford County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Bedford County.

City Name Population Title
Forest 9,106 Census-designated place in Bedford County, Virginia, United States
Bedford 6,644 Town in Bedford County, Virginia, United States


Bedford County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 78. more

Bedford County has 8 neighbours.

  • Bedford


The population of Bedford County increased by 13.95% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 68,676 - census
2011 75,554 9.1% estimation process
2012 75,750 0.26% estimation process
2013 76,177 0.56% estimation process
2014 77,034 1.11% estimation process
2015 77,629 0.77% estimation process
2016 77,993 0.47% estimation process
2017 78,378 0.49% estimation process
2018 78,882 0.64% estimation process
2019 78,997 0.15% estimation process
2020 79,811 1.02% estimation process

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People born in Bedford County (23)

People born in Bedford County, including politician Philip Doddridge, politician Matthew Talbot, politician James Clark, .


Other places with the same name (3)

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