Nelsonia, Virginia Population 2024

138

Nelsonia is a city located in Accomack County Virginia. Nelsonia has a 2024 population of 138. Nelsonia is currently declining at a rate of -38.94% annually and its population has decreased by -71.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 490 in 2020.

The average household income in Nelsonia is $88,296 with a poverty rate of 27.07%. The median age in Nelsonia is 41 years: 41.6 years for males, and 8.8 years for females.

Nelsonia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Nelsonia was:

  • White: 73.89%
  • Black or African American: 26.11%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
79.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-71.84% (-352)
The current population of Nelsonia, Virginia is 138 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 490.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23273.89%
Black or African American8226.11%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Nelsonia Population by Race

Nelsonia Population Pyramid 2024

Nelsonia Median Age

41

Total

41.6

Male

8.8

Female

Nelsonia Adults

There are 224 adults, (38 of whom are seniors) in Nelsonia.

Nelsonia Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelsonia Sex Ratio

Female9931.53%
Male21568.47%

Nelsonia Population by Age

Nelsonia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1402.244555
Male1041.655050
Married304.5336.763.3
Non Family600100
Female0000

2.3

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

45.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Nelsonia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade62.68%
Associates Degree00%
Bachelors Degree00%
Graduate Degree6629.46%
High School Graduate2912.95%
Less Than 9th Grade10145.09%
Some College229.82%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Nelsonia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nelsonia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White10910352
Black8200
Hispanic331414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.5%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 47.71%.

Nelsonia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$39,014$39,014$0
Overall$50,208$50,208$0
Some College$0$0$0

$50,208

Average Earnings

$50,208

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Nelsonia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nelsonia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Nelsonia Language

51.27% of Nelsonia residents speak only English, while 48.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 26.11% of the population.

Nelsonia Language

Nelsonia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic8585100%

27.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

20%

Male Poverty Rate

42.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelsonia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelsonia is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nelsonia is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 60.32%.

Nelsonia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater21.21%
Less Than 9th Grade17.76%
High School0%
Some College0%

Nelsonia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed11.45%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Nelsonia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nelsonia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$84,808$91,512
Households$84,663$88,296
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families-$-999,999,999

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Nelsonia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.8%

Male Marriage Rate

75.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Nelsonia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Nelsonia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Nelsonia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Nelsonia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

65

Number of Veterans

65

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War52
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Nelsonia Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5452
65 to 7413
18 to 340
55 to 640
75+0

Nelsonia Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6545.77%

Nelsonia Veterans by Race

Nelsonia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelsonia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.4%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Nelsonia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Nelsonia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Nelsonia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

0%

Born in Nelsonia

67.83%

Native Born

32.17%

Foreign Born

32.17%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.83% of Nelsonia residents were born in the United States, with 0% having been born in Virginia. 32.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Nelsonia Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024138-88-38.94%
2023226-88-28.03%
2022314-209-39.96%
2021523336.73%
2020490367.93%
2019454-127-21.86%
2018581397.2%
201754224280.67%
2016300-67-18.26%
2015367-148-28.74%
2014515-103-16.67%
2013618-18-2.83%
2012636-91-12.52%
201172720439.01%
201052300%

Nelsonia Population by Year