Nelson County, Virginia Population 2018

Nelson County, Virginia's estimated population is 14,943 with a growth rate of 0.76% 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
201714,9431120.76%
201614,831-64-0.43%
201614,8951050.71%
201514,790-93-0.62%
201414,883800.54%
201314,8030.00%
201214,803-215-1.43%
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
White12,439
Black or African American1,929
Some Other Race234
Two or More Races143
Asian49
American Indian and Alaska Native37

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Nelson County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Nelson County, Virginia Median Age

48.7


Total

46.2


Male

49.7


Female

Nelson County, Virginia Adults

There are 11,894 adults, (3,456 of which are seniors) in Nelson County, Virginia.

Nelson County, Virginia Age Dependency

75.7

Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelson County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

7,660

51.65%

Male

7,171

48.35%

Nelson County, Virginia Households and Families

Nelson County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Nelson County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All72.9%27.1%
Male68.5%31.5%
Non Family67.9%32.1%
Female58.5%41.5%

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nelson County, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3782.3172.9
Married2,8332.7782.3
Non Family2,2941.3267.9
Female9563.0358.5
Male2953.268.5

2.78

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Nelson County, Virginia Households

Nelson County, Virginia Education

Nelson County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6375.87%
9th to 12th Grade8437.77%
High School Graduate3,69534.04%
Some College1,68715.54%
Associates Degree7306.73%
Bachelors Degree1,59414.69%
Graduate Degree1,66815.37%

Nelson County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,2678,1322,950
Black1,3141,018233
Hispanic128128
Other Race6660
Multiple Races621919
Asian404040
Native American373720

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%.

Nelson County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,015$33,601$26,461
Less Than High School$28,203$30,396$
High School Grad$25,526$30,357$19,145
Some College$31,311$38,750$28,718
Bachelors Degree$45,313$54,355$29,800
Graduate Degree$48,713$80,087$45,859

$30,015

Average Earnings

$33,601

Average Male

$26,461

Average Female

Nelson County, Virginia Language

Nelson County, Virginia Language by Age

Nelson County, Virginia Language

96.92% of Nelson County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.08% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 1.29% of the population.

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,9471,74214.58%
Black1,89634418.14%
Hispanic531264.90%
Asian491326.53%

14.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.18%

Male Poverty Rate

13.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelson County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Virginia is Asian, with 26.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Virginia is Hispanic, with 4.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.47%.

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.59%
Some College11.82%
High School10.38%
Bachelors or Greater5.86%

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.36%
Male Unemployed29.92%
Male Employed6.63%
Female Employed6.02%

Nelson County, Virginia Income

Nelson County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,994$68,000
Families$60,787$80,166
Married Families$72,075$
Non Families$29,688$42,764

Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status

Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by War

1,139

Number of Veterans

1,065

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam516
First Gulf War137
Korea129
Second Gulf War70
World War II40

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74373
55 to 64279
75+274
35 to 54149
18 to 3464

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9739.64%
Black16610.71%
Hispanic3014.15%

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Education

11.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelson County, Virginia Employment Status

Nelson County, Virginia Employment by Age

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Nelson County, Virginia Employment by Race

Nelson County, Virginia Employment by Education

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