Nellysford, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nellysford, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Nellysford Census Designated Place had a population of 1,170 as of July 1, 2017. Nellysford ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Nellysford is located at latitude 37.9235 and longitude -78.8935 in Nelson County. The formal boundaries for the Nellysford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Nelson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 673 feet.

The Nellysford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584888) 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 Nellysford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nellysford: Nellys Ford.

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


Total Population 1,170
Daytime Population: Workers 490
Daytime Population: Residents 631
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,121
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 1,170
Population in Familes 961
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 122
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $70,890
Average Household Income $106,194
Per Capita Income $48,901


Total Housing Units 782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 490 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $503,846
Average Home Value $492,982


Total Households 580
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 413
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.16% 0.47%
Households 1.09% 0.44%
Families 0.58% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Nellysford, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nellysford to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 344 42nd
Population Density # 531 11th
Diversity Index # 500 16th
Median Household Income # 163 73rd
Per Capita Income # 64 89th

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