Nelsonia, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Nelsonia, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Nelsonia Census Designated Place had a population of 554 as of July 1, 2016. Nelsonia ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nelsonia is located at latitude 37.8225 and longitude -75.5895 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Nelsonia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Nelsonia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584889) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nelsonia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Nelsonia, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 554
Population in Households 553
Population in Familes 450
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 318
Diversity Index2 76
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 209
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $119,318
Average Home Value $171,812
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,870
Average Household Income $54,334
Per Capita Income $20,493
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 0.64%
Households 1.12% 0.75%
Families 1.3% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Nelsonia, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelsonia to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 437 27th
Population Density1 # 428 28th
Diversity Index2 # 48 92nd
Median Household Income # 327 45th
Per Capita Income # 464 22nd

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