Nelson County, Virginia Population 2019

Nelson County, Virginia's estimated population is 14,804 with a growth rate of 0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Nelson County, Virginia is the 99th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201814,836320.22%
201714,80440.03%
201614,800430.29%
201514,757-108-0.73%
201414,865660.45%
201314,799-2-0.01%
201214,801-217-1.44%
201115,018400.27%
201014,9782,20017.22%
199012,7785744.70%
198012,2045024.29%
197011,702-1,050-8.23%
196012,752-1,290-9.19%
195014,042-2,199-13.54%
194016,241-104-0.64%
193016,345-932-5.39%
192017,2774562.71%
191016,8217464.64%
190016,0757394.82%
189015,336-1,200-7.26%
188016,5362,63818.98%
187013,8988836.78%
186013,0152572.01%
185012,7584713.83%
184012,2871,0339.18%
183011,2541,11711.02%
182010,1374534.68%
18109,6840.00%

Nelson County, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White12,546
Black or African American1,898
Two or More Races179
Some Other Race146
Asian61
American Indian and Alaska Native33

Nelson County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Nelson County, Virginia Median Age

49.7


Total

47.4


Male

50.7


Female

Nelson County, Virginia Adults

There are 12,068 adults, (3,621 of whom are seniors) in Nelson County, Virginia.

Nelson County, Virginia Age Dependency

76

Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelson County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

7,639

51.40%

Male

7,224

48.60%

Nelson County, Virginia Households and Families

Nelson County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Nelson County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.6%19.4%
All71.8%28.2%
Non Family67.7%32.3%
Female57.7%42.3%
Male53.3%46.7%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5232.2671.8
Married3,1212.7480.6
Non Family2,1861.2767.7
Female9552.7857.7
Male2612.9253.3

2.7

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Nelson County, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7506.78%
9th to 12th Grade8367.55%
High School Graduate3,55932.16%
Some College1,84616.68%
Associates Degree6716.06%
Bachelors Degree1,75215.83%
Graduate Degree1,65414.94%

Nelson County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,2088,0823,095
Black1,411999196
Hispanic29126619
Multiple Races924820
Other Race6258
Asian545454
Native American333322

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,674$33,212$27,602
Less Than High School$21,984$22,183$
High School Grad$24,844$28,433$20,393
Some College$31,969$38,878$30,343
Bachelors Degree$44,419$52,944$34,911
Graduate Degree$56,028$80,060$54,167

$30,674

Average Earnings

$33,212

Average Male

$27,602

Average Female

Nelson County, Virginia Language

Nelson County, Virginia Language by Age

Nelson County, Virginia Language

95.52% of Nelson County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.26% of the population.

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,0501,67813.93%
Black1,86747625.50%
Hispanic575295.04%
Asian611219.67%

14.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.93%

Male Poverty Rate

15.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelson County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Virginia is Black, with 25.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Virginia is Hispanic, with 5.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.10%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.12%
Some College13.74%
High School10.58%
Bachelors or Greater4.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed62.98%
Male Unemployed48.39%
Male Employed7.19%
Female Employed4.51%

Nelson County, Virginia Income

Nelson County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,834$73,677
Families$64,225$85,470
Married Families$76,065-
Non Families$32,156$47,434

Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status

Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Nelson County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Nelson County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans

1,110

Number of Veterans

1,020

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam608
First Gulf War180
Second Gulf War93
Korea35
World War II27

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9018.78%
Black18111.86%
Hispanic3810.33%
2 or More2830.43%

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Education

6.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelson County, Virginia Employment Status

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

  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