If you're looking for a home in the Bedford City area, you've come to the right place. The 2020 population estimate for Bedford is 6,597. That's just over 1% more than the previous census estimate. This city is located in the Blue Ridge Region of Virginia. It is the 53rd most populous city in Virginia, and the 4093rd largest in the United States. Its median home price is 2.7x the median household income. The median age of the Bedford population is 38.7 years old, and the population density is 757 people per square mile.
The Bedford area has been home to legendary brownstones. It was built in the nineteenth century by the Dutch and German upper middle classes. Montrose Morris, the "starchitect" of the area, was credited with building the first apartment building in Brooklyn. Although he had built the first apartment building in Brooklyn, the aspiring middle class often associated apartments with poor, slum-like tenements.
The town's population began to grow as a manufacturing, agricultural, and commercial center. In the late 1800s, the city attracted several college preparatory schools. The city's growth led to the construction of the Randolph Macon Academy and the Virginia Business College. These schools brought new students and teachers to the area, which continued to grow as a thriving agricultural and manufacturing center. Over the years, the Bedford City area gradually grew to become a small cultural hub.