Nelson County, Virginia Population 2021

Nelson County, Virginia's estimated population is 15,066 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 0.59% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202115,066680.45%
202014,998680.46%
201914,930680.46%
201814,862620.42%
201714,800-5-0.03%
201614,805450.30%
201514,760-103-0.69%
201414,863630.43%
201314,800-2-0.01%
201214,802-218-1.45%
201115,020420.28%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.45%
County Website
Founded
1807
County Seat
2010 Population
14,978
Growth Since 2010
0.59%
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Nelson County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,53984.55%
Black or African American1,92112.95%
Some Other Race1711.15%
Two or More Races1671.13%
Asian330.22%
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Nelson County, Virginia Population by Race

Nelson County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Nelson County, Virginia Median Age

51.4


Total

47.5


Male

53.2


Female

Nelson County, Virginia Adults

There are 12,077 adults, (3,853 of whom are seniors) in Nelson County, Virginia.

Nelson County, Virginia Age Dependency

80.3

Age Dependency Ratio

46.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelson County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

7,588

51.16%

Male

7,243

48.84%

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
Married88.7%11.3%
All76.4%23.6%
Male67.9%32.1%
Female62.3%37.7%
Non Family61.2%38.8%

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nelson County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4192.2976.4
Married3,4512.7988.7
Non Family1,8981.2261.2
Female8182.5662.3
Male2522.7567.9

2.69

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Nelson County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6055.45%
9th to 12th Grade9768.80%
High School Graduate3,90435.20%
Some College1,64214.80%
Associates Degree5965.37%
Bachelors Degree1,89417.08%
Graduate Degree1,47413.29%
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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
White9,1267,9573,058
Black1,5481,183263
Hispanic30625616
Other Race8150
2+ Races745817
Asian333314

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 asian people with a rate of 42.42%.

Nelson County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,272$40,967$31,035
Less Than 9th Grade$22,051$23,125$
High School Graduate$31,848$38,007$25,953
Some College$33,152$34,783$27,459
Bachelors Degree$44,613$52,045$42,255
Graduate Degree$68,958$85,500$58,448

$36,272

Average Earnings

$40,967

Average Male

$31,035

Average Female

Nelson County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nelson County, Virginia Language by Age

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Nelson County, Virginia Language

95.68% of Nelson County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.21% of the population.

Nelson County, Virginia Language

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,8971,38811.67%
Black1,91141221.56%
Hispanic6189515.37%
Other1713118.13%
Asian331442.42%

12.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.21%

Male Poverty Rate

14.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelson County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Virginia is Asian, with 42.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, Virginia is White, with 11.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.19%.

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.50%
Some College11.03%
High School9.41%
Bachelors or Greater4.31%

Nelson County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed64.35%
Male Unemployed48.15%
Male Employed4.70%
Female Employed2.39%

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$64,313$82,523
Families$78,043$96,941
Married Families$85,014-
Non Families$31,556$44,352
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Income by Household Type

Nelson County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.6%

Male Marriage Rate

55.3%

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 Marital Status

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1,207

Number of Veterans

1,082

Male Veterans

125

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam617
First Gulf War283
Second Gulf War201
Korea24
World War II19

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74417
55 to 64354
75+185
35 to 54171
18 to 3480

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9379.08%
Black22914.57%
Hispanic6818.84%
2+ Races4155.41%

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelson County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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58%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

3.5%

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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69.32%

Born in Nelson County, Virginia

97.07%

Native Born

2.93%

Foreign Born

1.81%

Non Citizen

1.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.07% of Nelson County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 69.32% having been born in Virginia. 1.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

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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