Welcome to Bedford ...
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Bedford has a population of 6,536 people<1> (see below for details).
The city of Bedford is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Bedford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Bedford: (540)
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Bedford had a population of 6,222 people.
The population of Bedford represents 0.08% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 6,222 people, the population of Bedford decreased 1.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,299 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bedford had an population of 6,536 people. This is an increase of 5.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.76% since the 2000 Census).
Communities near Bedford ...
The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bedford and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Bedford.
Communities Also Named Bedford ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Bedford: This one is located in Bedford City and the other is located in Shenandoah County.
Beyond Virginia, there are 32 communities that are also named Bedford - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Missouri, Montana (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bedford.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.
- We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bedford. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
- Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bedford. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
- We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bedford. Our list includes 6 papers.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bedford:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bedford ...
Looking for more information about Bedford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Bedford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bedford.
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bedford.|
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|<2>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bedford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
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|<3>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Bedford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bedford) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bedford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bedford
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bedford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3343, Longitude: -79.5231 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Bedford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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