Nelson County VA Information


Nelson County Subdivisions

Nelson County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,100
Daytime Population: Workers 4,264
Daytime Population: Residents 8,234
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,498
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 14,998
Population in Familes 12,043
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density2 32
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $52,480
Average Household Income $67,576
Per Capita Income $28,882


Total Housing Units 10,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,908 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,498 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,867 (37.6%)
Median Home Value $214,286
Average Home Value $295,828


Total Households 6,406
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 4,261
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% -0.07%
Households 0.02% -0.1%
Families -0.13% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.4%


Nelson County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelson County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 99 26th
Population Density # 120 11th
Diversity Index # 85 37th
Median Household Income # 54 60th
Per Capita Income # 46 66th

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