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Bedford is an independent city, in the Lynchburg metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for John Russell, Duke of Bedford.
The latitude of Bedford is 37.334N. The longitude is -79.523W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,004 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,339.
On D Day 1944, the community suffered more casualties per capita than any other community in the nation; 23 men died.
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10% of Bedford residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bedford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bedford was $15,423, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Bedford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Bedford include Bedford Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Bedford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $760.
Libraries in Bedford include Bedford Central Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bedford include Bedford Bulletin
Bedford City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bedford political report.
The average commute time for Bedford workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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