Nelson County Population 2018

Nelson County's estimated population is 45,640 with a growth rate of 0.28% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Nelson County is the 23rd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201745,6401280.28%
201645,5124090.91%
201545,1032460.55%
201444,8573130.70%
201344,5441370.31%
201244,4073470.79%
201144,0604351.00%
201043,62513,91546.84%
199029,7102,1267.71%
198027,5844,10717.49%
197023,4771,3095.90%
196022,1682,64713.56%
195019,5211,5178.43%
194018,0041,4538.78%
193016,5514142.57%
192016,137-693-4.12%
191016,8302431.47%
190016,5871701.04%
189016,417-192-1.16%
188016,6091,80512.19%
187014,804-995-6.30%
186015,7991,0106.83%
185014,7891,1528.45%
184013,637-1,295-8.67%
183014,932-1,341-8.24%
182016,2732,19515.59%
181014,0784,21242.69%
18009,866-1,449-12.81%
179011,3150.00%

Nelson County Population Growth

Population Data via

Nelson County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White41,65491.27%
Black or African American2,3535.16%
Two or More Races7511.65%
Asian2450.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native920.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.05%

Nelson County Population Pyramid

0k1k1k2k Male Population0k1k1k2k Female Population8580757065605550454035302520151050
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990