Nelson County VA Information


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  1. Nelson County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forNelson County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Nelson County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 15,178
Population in Households 15,076
Population in Familes 12,201
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density2 32
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $53,536
Average Household Income $69,275
Per Capita Income $29,574


Total Housing Units 10,319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,843 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,590 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,886 (37.7%)
Median Home Value $234,339
Average Home Value $323,601


Total Households 6,433
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 4,277
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.13% 0.09%
Households 0.07% 0.05%
Families -0.07% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.82%


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, 2018 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 # 48 65th

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