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Welcome to Bedford ...
The location of Bedford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Bedford has a population of 6,536 people<2> (see below for details).
The city of Bedford is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Bedford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The 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 total 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).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Bedford.
Communities near Bedford ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bedford and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.
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 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 for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bedford:
Websites 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Bedford: www.ci.bedford.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 08 Apr 2019