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Encyclopedia > Bedford County, Virginia
Bedford County, VA
Founded 1754
State Virginia
County Seat Bedford
http://www.co.bedford.va.us/

Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population is 60,371. Its county seat is Bedford6. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Bedford is an independent city located within the confines of Bedford County in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Bedford is an independent city located within the confines of Bedford County in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


As an independent city, Bedford is not a part of Bedford County, despite being the county seat. An independent city is a city in the United States of America that does not belong to any county, but rather interacts directly with the state government. ...

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History

Bedford county was established on December 13, 1753 form parts of Luenburg County. The county is named for John Russell, the fourth Duke of Bedford, who was Secretary of State of Great Britain. In 1782, Campbell County was formed for parts of Bedford County. Also in 1786, Franklin County was formed from Bedford County. The National D-Day Monument was dedicated on June 6, 2001. President Bush was at the dedication. December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1753 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Lunenburg County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford (1710-1771), second son of Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Howland of Streatham, Surrey, was born on 30 September 1710. ... The titles of Earl or Duke of Bedford were created several times in the peerage of England. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Campbell County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Franklin County is a county located in the US state of Virginia. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... Order: 43rd President Vice President: Dick Cheney Term of office: January 20, 2001 – Present (Current Term will end on January 20, 2009. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,992 km² (769 mi²). 1,954 km² (754 mi²) of it is land and 38 km² (15 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.92% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 60,371 people, 23,838 households, and 18,164 families residing in the county. The population density is 31/km² (80/mi²). There are 26,841 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.18% White, 6.24% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 23,838 households out of which 32.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.40% are married couples living together, 7.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.80% are non-families. 20.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 2.89. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 27.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 99.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $43,136, and the median income for a family is $49,303. Males have a median income of $35,117 versus $23,906 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,582. 7.10% of the population and 5.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.30% of those under the age of 18 and 10.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns

Forest is a census-designated place located in Bedford County, Virginia. ...

External Links

  • Bedford County's Historical Markers


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Bedford County, Virginia - definition of Bedford County, Virginia in Encyclopedia (394 words)
Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia.
As an independent city, Bedford is not a part of Bedford County, despite being the county seat.
In the county, the population is spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 27.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who are 65 years of age or older.
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