Nelson County, Virginia Population 2020

Nelson County, Virginia's estimated population is 14,900 with a growth rate of 0.22% 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
202014,900320.22%
201914,868320.22%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.22%
County Website
Founded
1807
County Seat
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Nelson County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,47984.25%
Black or African American1,90912.89%
Some Other Race1931.30%
Two or More Races1300.88%
Asian540.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native470.32%
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Nelson County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Nelson County, Virginia Median Age

50.1


Total

47.6


Male

51.6


Female

Nelson County, Virginia Adults

There are 12,085 adults, (3,727 of whom are seniors) in Nelson County, Virginia.

Nelson County, Virginia Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelson County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

7,614

51.40%

Male

7,198

48.60%

Nelson County, Virginia Households and Families

Nelson County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nelson County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84%16%
All74.3%25.7%
Non Family67.2%32.8%
Male64.9%35.1%
Female57.9%42.1%

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4452.2874.3
Married3,2612.7284
Non Family1,9591.2667.2
Female9172.6857.9
Male3082.9464.9

2.67

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Nelson County, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6185.51%
9th to 12th Grade9968.88%
High School Graduate3,52931.48%
Some College1,82316.26%
Associates Degree6505.80%
Bachelors Degree1,91817.11%
Graduate Degree1,67814.97%
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Nelson County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,3228,1313,248
Black1,4421,066254
Hispanic32226116
Other Race11273
Multiple Races544625
Native American474725
Asian474728

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 asian people with a rate of 59.57%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,118$36,806$29,671
Less Than High School$20,704$21,585$2,500
High School Grad$26,647$29,973$21,546
Some College$32,213$34,313$30,857
Bachelors Degree$43,359$51,563$41,754
Graduate Degree$59,896$95,529$48,365

$32,118

Average Earnings

$36,806

Average Male

$29,671

Average Female

Nelson County, Virginia Language

Nelson County, Virginia Language by Age

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Nelson County, Virginia Language

95.47% of Nelson County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.61% of the population.

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,9741,25710.50%
Black1,88647925.40%
Hispanic6016210.32%
Other1933920.21%
Asian541425.93%

12.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.66%

Male Poverty Rate

13.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelson County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Virginia is Asian, with 25.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Virginia is Hispanic, with 10.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.61%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.78%
Some College11.52%
High School7.11%
Bachelors or Greater2.73%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed74.69%
Male Unemployed58.06%
Male Employed5.06%
Female Employed2.83%

Nelson County, Virginia Income

Nelson County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,446$82,363
Families$74,787$97,235
Married Families$83,780-
Non Families$30,675$44,956
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Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status

Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Nelson County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Nelson County, Virginia Veterans

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1,222

Number of Veterans

1,113

Male Veterans

109

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam670
First Gulf War266
Second Gulf War126
World War II43
Korea34
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74442
55 to 64304
75+216
35 to 54194
18 to 3466
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Name Veterans % of Total
White9709.47%
Black23114.92%
Hispanic358.97%
2 or More2138.89%

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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4.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelson County, Virginia Employment Status

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59%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.21%

Born in Virginia

96.60%

Native Born

3.40%

Foreign Born

2.55%

Non Citizen

0.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.60% of Nelson County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 68.21% having been born in Virginia. 2.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

  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