Nelson County, Virginia Population 2022

Nelson County, Virginia's estimated population is 15,134 with a growth rate of 0.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Nelson County, Virginia is the 99th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 14,978 and has seen a growth of 1.04% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18109,6840.00%
182010,1374534.68%
183011,2541,11711.02%
184012,2871,0339.18%
185012,7584713.83%
186013,0152572.01%
187013,8988836.78%
188016,5362,63818.98%
189015,336-1,200-7.26%
190016,0757394.82%
191016,8217464.64%
192017,2774562.71%
193016,345-932-5.39%
194016,241-104-0.64%
195014,042-2,199-13.54%
196012,752-1,290-9.19%
197011,702-1,050-8.23%
198012,2045024.29%
199012,7785744.70%
201014,9782,20017.22%
201115,020420.28%
201214,802-218-1.45%
201314,800-2-0.01%
201414,863630.43%
201514,760-103-0.69%
201614,805450.30%
201714,800-5-0.03%
201814,862620.42%
201914,930680.46%
202014,998680.46%
202115,066680.45%
202215,134680.45%
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Nelson County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,55384.75%
Black or African American1,93213.04%
Asian450.30%
Some Other Race1561.05%
Two or More Races1260.85%
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Nelson County, Virginia Population by Race

Nelson County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Nelson County, Virginia Median Age

51.3


Total

47.6


Male

53.6


Female

Nelson County, Virginia Adults

There are 12,203 adults, (4,009 of whom are seniors) in Nelson County, Virginia.

Nelson County, Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

48.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelson County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

7,382

49.84%

Male

7,430

50.16%

Nelson County, Virginia Population by Age

Nelson County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nelson County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.5%12.5%
Male75.2%24.8%
All75.1%24.9%
Non Family65.1%34.9%
Female45%55%

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nelson County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3982.375.1
Married3,4112.9487.5
Male2262.5775.2
Female7352.3345
Non Family2,0261.1965.1

2.77

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Nelson County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5294.76%
9th to 12th Grade1,1059.95%
High School Graduate4,01836.17%
Some College1,44312.99%
Associates Degree5835.25%
Bachelors Degree1,97417.77%
Graduate Degree1,45713.12%
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Nelson County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nelson County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,1777,9443,077
Asian454514
2+ Races504314
Black1,5131,153305
Hispanic32727621
Other Race7541

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.53%.

Nelson County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,064$42,431$34,034
Less Than 9th Grade$23,396$24,375$21,705
High School Graduate$33,781$39,782$26,114
Some College$37,109$41,971$27,182
Bachelors Degree$50,569$54,167$43,398
Graduate Degree$62,155$85,694$54,438

$40,064

Average Earnings

$42,431

Average Male

$34,034

Average Female

Nelson County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nelson County, Virginia Language by Age

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Nelson County, Virginia Language

95.23% of Nelson County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.95% of the population.

Nelson County, Virginia Language

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian451431.11%
Black1,93242021.74%
Hispanic6457711.94%
White11,9431,1769.85%
Other21NaN%

11.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.29%

Male Poverty Rate

13.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelson County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Virginia is Asian, with 31.11% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.20%.

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.85%
High School11.73%
Some College7.34%
Bachelors or Greater4.78%

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.54%
Male Unemployed27.61%
Female Employed1.15%
Female Unemployed63.10%

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nelson County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,203$87,252
Families$78,953$105,139
Married Families$84,621-
Non Families$34,478$45,576
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Income by Household Type

Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

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 35-44.

Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status

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1,162

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War209
First Gulf War238
Vietnam551
Korea25
World War II9

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3451
35 to 54173
55 to 64339
65 to 74387
75+212

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9318.91%
Black20212.85%
2+ Races2958.00%
Hispanic10622.36%

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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56.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Nelson County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Nelson County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Nelson County, Virginia Employment by Education

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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68.55%

Born in Nelson County, Virginia

96.50%

Native Born

3.50%

Foreign Born

1.69%

Non Citizen

1.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.50% of Nelson County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 68.55% having been born in Virginia. 1.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Nelson County, Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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