Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA

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2022 Population
127,440
0.693% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.6
0.219% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.2%
2.51% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,833
5.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$227,700
15.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
56,990
0.285% 1-year growth

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In 2022, Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA had a population of 127k people with a median age of 45.6 and a median household income of $69,833. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA grew from 126,563 to 127,440, a 0.693% increase and its median household income grew from $65,953 to $69,833, a 5.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), White (Hispanic) (1.22%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.976%).

2.83% of the households in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are Sweet Briar College (73 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was $227,700, and the homeownership rate was 81.3%.

Most people in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA is home to a population of 127k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.31% of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA residents were born outside of the country (2.95k people).

In 2022, there were 7.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.63k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are Spanish (1,731 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (317 households), and Japanese (220 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
65,506
Women
51.2%
62,512
Men
48.8%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 128,018 inhabitants, with 48.8% men, and 51.2% women.

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Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 502
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.6k ± 475
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.63k ± 558
2.57%
Hispanic Population
3.27k people

In 2022, there were 7.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.63k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.57% of the people in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are hispanic (3.27k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    468 ± 530 people
  2. Philippines
    271 ± 404 people
  3. India
    176 ± 325 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was Mexico, the natal country of 468 Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA residents, followed by Philippines with 271 and India with 176.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.95k people
2.42%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.06k people

As of 2022, 2.31% of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA residents (2.95k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was 2.42%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,731 households (1.43%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    317 households (0.261%)
  3. Japanese
    220 households (0.181%)

2.83% of the households in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was Spanish. 1.43% of the households in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,431 ± 365
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,690 ± 316
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,313 ± 251

Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA employs 57k people. The largest industries in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are Construction (4,160 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,109 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,678 people), and the highest paying industries are Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($169,345), Advertising, public relations & related services ($160,487), and Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing ($144,625).

Males in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,926. The income inequality in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.419, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
26,752
Women
47.5%
29,627
Men
52.5%

The workforce of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA in 2020 was 56,379 people, with 47.5% woman, and 52.5% men.

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Occupations

57k
2022 Value
0.285%
1 Year growth
± 0.285%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA grew at a rate of 0.285%, from 56.8k employees to 57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, are Other managers (1,583 people), Registered nurses (1,462 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,426 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

57k
2022 Value
0.285%
1 Year growth
± 0.285%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA grew at a rate of 0.285%, from 56.8k employees to 57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, are Construction (4,160 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,109 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,678 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, though some of these residents may live in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,631
Median earning men ± $1,382
$36,055
Median earning women ± $1,647

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($82,500), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($78,475), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,154).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,661), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,162), and Manufacturing ($46,875).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA awarded 73 degrees. The student population of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 460 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are White (56 and 81.2%), followed by Black or African American (5 and 7.25%), Unknown (4 and 5.8%), and Asian (2 and 2.9%).

The largest universities in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA by number of degrees awarded are Sweet Briar College (73 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA are General Biological Sciences (16 and 21.9%), General Psychology (8 and 11%), and General Business (7 and 9.59%).

The median tuition cost in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA for private four year colleges is $22,620.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 460 (0% men and 100% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 460 students enrolled in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, 0% men and 100% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 314 records, of which 100% were women and 0% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 7 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was General Business with 7 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
73 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sweet Briar College with 73 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA, which is 0 times less than the 73 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 56 degrees mean that there were 11.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,620) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($970) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.637% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.83% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (33.1k), Some college (23.1k), and Bachelors Degree (18k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was $227,700 in 2022, which is 0.808 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $196,900 to $227,700, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA is 81.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA is $69,833. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was Loudoun County (East Central)--Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA with a value of $192,093, followed by Fairfax County (Northeast)--McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA and Loudoun County (West & South)--Leesburg Town PUMA, VA, with respective values of $181,704 and $173,789.

Property

$227,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,643
$42,023
Median Property Taxes
±$1,442

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

81.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.3% of the housing units in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was Loudoun County (East Central)--Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA with a value of $192,093, followed by Fairfax County (Northeast)--McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA and Loudoun County (West & South)--Leesburg Town PUMA, VA, with respective values of $181,704 and $173,789.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$69,833
Median Household Income
± $2,260
51.7k
Number of Households
± 1,635

In 2022, the median household income of the 51.7k households in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA grew to $69,833 from the previous year's value of $65,953.

The following chart displays the households in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.419
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA
0.411
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was 0.419 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.03% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.51%)
  3. Carpooled (7.36%)

In 2022, 81.8% of workers in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.51%) and those who carpooled to work (7.36%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA (12.8k out of 126k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.2% of the population of Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1310 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1325 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1393 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 484 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,310 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,310 patients per year. This represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1,325 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.8%
Uninsured
48.8%
Employer Coverage
11.9%
Medicaid
17.1%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA declined by 7.96% from 7.39% to 6.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Virginia's Region 2000 (North)--Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox Counties & Bedford City PUMA, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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