Bedford employment information

IndexBedfordVirginiaNational
Income per capita$20,393$34,967$29,829
Median household income$39,701$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,625$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,829$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$31,586$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$13,049$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level21.5%11.4%15.1%
The Bedford, VA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Bedford is $20,393, which is 42% lower than than the Virginia average and 32% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $39,701, which is 40% lower than than the Virginia average and 28% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Bedford is 3%, which is 28% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Bedford is 22% which is 42% higher than than the national average.
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$Input your household income
$26,464$39,701$79,402
City
$44,094$66,149$132,298
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Bedford is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Bedford is 28% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Bedford is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Bedford is 42% higher than the national average.

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Bedford median earnings by income bracket

Bedford employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry2.3%1.7%
Manufacturing sector9.0%0.6%
Financial & insurance services2.6%3.5%
Wholesale & retail services12.4%22.2%
Public administration5.5%5.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.1%1.5%
Education, health & social services22.9%32.5%
Other31.2%29.0%

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Montvale, VA493$36,40634%
Altavista, VA3,478$34,25038%
Bedford, VA6,543$39,70128%

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Elsa, TX6,542$22,69359%
Belle Isle, FL6,542$75,13536%
Lemoore Station, CA6,544$42,75023%
Hudson, NY6,549$31,04244%
Camp Swift, TX6,550$50,7508%
Bedford, VA6,543$39,70128%
Source: The Bedford, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).