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Nelson County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2019: 14,973 (all rural); it was 14,445 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,947
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,104
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,758
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,345 (it was 1,129 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 472 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Nelson County: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 7%
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  • Races in Nelson County, VA (2019)
    • 11,99080.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,94613.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6464.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1651.1%Two or more races
    • 920.6%Some other race alone
    • 340.2%Asian alone
Median resident age:

51.8 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years
Males: 7,317  (48.9%)
Females: 7,656  (51.1%)
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Average household size:
Nelson County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $66,248 ($36,769 in 1999)
This county:

$66,248
Virginia:

$76,456

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $601 (lower quartile is $419, upper quartile is $758)
This county:

$601
State:

$1091


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $248,510 (it was $94,000 in 2000)
Nelson:

$248,510
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $121,015 - $367,353

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $325,969
Here:

$325,969
State:

$377,025

Townhouses or other attached units: $280,586
Here:

$280,586
State:

$384,010

Mobile homes: $85,107
Here:

$85,107
State:

$76,756

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,377
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $406

Institutionalized population: 60

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 54
  • Thefts: 202
  • Auto thefts: 11

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 52
  • Thefts: 159
  • Auto thefts: 20
Nelson County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 127 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 1998: 126 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 1999: 140 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2000: 112 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2001: 116 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2002: 120 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2003: 157 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2004: 201 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2005: 216 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2006: 156 buildings, average cost: $305,000
  • 2007: 123 buildings, average cost: $273,200
  • 2008: 77 buildings, average cost: $232,000
  • 2009: 51 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2010: 51 buildings, average cost: $233,700
  • 2011: 45 buildings, average cost: $255,800
  • 2012: 43 buildings, average cost: $247,900
  • 2013: 52 buildings, average cost: $273,000
  • 2014: 50 buildings, average cost: $285,800
  • 2015: 57 buildings, average cost: $238,700
  • 2016: 51 buildings, average cost: $263,000
  • 2017: 51 buildings, average cost: $254,600
  • 2018: 45 buildings, average cost: $317,800
  • 2019: 46 buildings, average cost: $317,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Nelson, VA residents
Average permit cost in Nelson, VA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,631 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,340 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Nelson, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Nelson, VA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Nelson, VA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.2%
Nelson County:

12.2%
Virginia:

9.9%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.1% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 51.8 years old
(Males: 47.8 years old, Females: 53.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.8 years old, Black residents: 55.7 years old, American Indian residents: 35.9 years old, Asian residents: 43.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.2 years old, Other race residents: 17.2 years old)

Area name: Charlottesville, VA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Nelson County is $643 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $761 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $986 a month.

Cities in this county include: Nellysford, Arrington, Lovingston, Shipman, Schuyler, Wintergreen.

Nelson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Elliott County, Kentucky , Hanover County , Johnson County, Kentucky , New Kent County , Vanderburgh County, Indiana , Stanton County, Kansas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Virginia:

4.6%

Unemployment by year in Nelson, VA
County total employment by year in Nelson, VA
County average yearly wages by year in Nelson, VA

Current college students: 393
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 447 (38.9% naturalized citizens)

Nelson County:

3.0%
Whole state:

12.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 312010 or later
  • 1342000 to 2009
  • 561990 to 1999
  • 511980 to 1989
  • 491970 to 1979
  • 91Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 41.0%

Nelson County marital status for males Nelson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,183
  • One, attached: 319
  • Two: 29
  • 3 or 4: 275
  • 5 to 9: 363
  • 10 to 19: 484
  • 20 to 49: 76
  • 50 or more: 25
  • Mobile homes: 1,480

Housing units in Nelson County with a mortgage: 2,784 (61 second mortgage, 305 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,199

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

67.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Nelson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,86726
Mainline Protestant1,52215
Catholic6071
Other4311
Black Protestant2942
None7,299-
Nelson County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Nelson County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Nelson County:

8.54 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Nelson County:

10.2%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Nelson County:

26.2%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Nelson County:

Average size of farms: 186 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,590
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $281.86
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.50%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $17,458
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.37%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,229
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.16%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.89
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.07%
Corn for grain: 173 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 208 harvested acres
Vegetables: 281 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,237 acres

Earthquake activity:

Nelson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 51.5 miles away from Nelson County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 152.7 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 50.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 54.5 miles away from Nelson County center
On 8/24/2011 at 00:04:36, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML) earthquake occurred 50.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4512-VA: April 2, 2020, FEMA Id: 4512, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Virginia Hurricane Florence, Incident Period: September 8, 2018 - September 21, 2018, FEMA Id: 4401, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 01, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4072: July 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4072, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1905: April 27, 2010, FEMA Id: 1905, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1874: February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 01, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1491: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Heard Mountain Fire Complex, Incident Period: November 19, 2001 to December 09, 2001, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 20, 2001, FEMA Id: 2394, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Nelson County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Nelson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,470 (69.4%)
  • Carpooled: 492 (9.8%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 26 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 117 (2.3%)
  • Bicycle: 21 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 79 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 795 (15.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (27%)
  • Mexico (19%)
  • Nigeria (11%)
  • Switzerland (10%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Bolivia (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Nelson County


  • American (20%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Nelson County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 80 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 59 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 15 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Nelson County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 60 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 32 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,603.

6.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($67,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Virginia average:

9.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.14% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($52,391 average AGI)
1.31% relocated from other states ($15,165 average AGI)
Nelson County:

1.31%
Virginia average:

3.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Albemarle County, VA  1.29% ($55,313 average AGI)
from Amherst County, VA  0.68% ($33,000)
from Charlottesville city, VA  0.37% ($47,391)


5.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Virginia average:

9.76%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.75% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($36,662 average AGI)
1.17% relocated to other states ($12,261 average AGI)
Nelson County:

1.17%
Virginia average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Albemarle County, VA  1.24% ($59,711 average AGI)
to Amherst County, VA  0.65% ($36,450)
to Waynesboro city, VA  0.46% ($49,214)
to Charlottesville city, VA  0.39% ($44,542)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Nelson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Nelson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Nelson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Nelson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Nelson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Nelson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Nelson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Nelson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Nelson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,136 (2,675 aged, 461 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 382 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Nelson County, Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (243)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (215)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (103)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (24)
  • Unspecified dementia (22)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (11)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 973
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 993
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,973
  • Male householders: 3,304 (682 living alone), Female householders: 3,197 (931 living alone)
  • 3,453 spouses (3,418 opposite-sex spouses), 404 unmarried partners, (392 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,247 children (2,913 natural, 62 adopted, 281 stepchildren), 495 grandchildren, 125 brothers or sisters, 68 parents, 0 foster children, 322 other relatives, 278 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 103

Size of family households: 2,741 2-persons, 547 3-persons, 706 4-persons, 268 5-persons, 208 6-persons, 93 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,611 1-person, 315 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 12 5-persons.

1,490 married couples with children.
559 single-parent households (141 men, 418 women).

95.8% of residents of Nelson speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $109,364,000 ($7,339 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,596,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $53,936,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,551,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $444,000
Federal grants: $16,529,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,408,000 ($10,728,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,495,000 ($39,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,503,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,956,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,748,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 843
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 879
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +12
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +698
Here:

+46 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Nelson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.20 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.4

Year house built in Nelson County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Nelson County, Virginia
  • 2502014 or later
  • 1842010 to 2013
  • 1,6042000 to 2009
  • 2,0861990 to 1999
  • 1,7811980 to 1989
  • 1,5201970 to 1979
  • 2671960 to 1969
  • 6111950 to 1959
  • 4401940 to 1949
  • 1,4461939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Nelson County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Nelson County, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Nelson County, Virginia
  • 131 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1943 rooms
  • 4294 rooms
  • 9765 rooms
  • 8386 rooms
  • 7887 rooms
  • 6728 rooms
  • 1,0479+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nelson County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nelson County, Virginia
  • 231 room
  • 712 rooms
  • 1503 rooms
  • 2844 rooms
  • 4105 rooms
  • 1326 rooms
  • 2767 rooms
  • 858 rooms
  • 879+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Nelson County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Nelson County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Nelson County, Virginia
  • 12no bedroom
  • 1861 bedroom
  • 7942 bedrooms
  • 2,7183 bedrooms
  • 9454 bedrooms
  • 2745+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nelson County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nelson County, Virginia
  • 22no bedroom
  • 2181 bedroom
  • 4722 bedrooms
  • 5353 bedrooms
  • 1914 bedrooms
  • 885+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 137no vehicle
  • 9361 vehicle
  • 1,7662 vehicles
  • 1,2613 vehicles
  • 3674 vehicles
  • 5165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Nelson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 240no vehicle
  • 5161 vehicle
  • 4682 vehicles
  • 2193 vehicles
  • 454 vehicles
  • 545+ vehicles

93.2% of Nelson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Virginia.

Nelson County:

93.2%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 10,415
  • Other state: 3,992
  • Northeast: 1,450
  • Midwest: 440
  • South: 1,684
  • West: 416
Year householders moved into unit in Nelson County, VA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Nelson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 66.4%Electricity
  • 13.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.8%Wood
  • 8.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.2%Electricity
  • 12.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.2%Wood
  • 11.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 122
Here:

9.4%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 88
Here:

12.8%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

5.3%
Virginia:

20.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Nelson County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $275,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,636,000
  • Charges - Other: $567,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $538,000
    Solid Waste Management: $147,000
    Sewerage: $147,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $4,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $1,346,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,283,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $835,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,402,000
    General - Other: $2,314,000
    Police Protection: $1,563,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,087,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,049,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,009,000
    Financial Administration: $947,000
    Housing and Community Development: $938,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $801,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $729,000
    Local Fire Protection: $653,000
    General Public Buildings: $612,000
    Regular Highways: $344,000
    Water Utilities: $299,000
    Libraries: $296,000
    Health - Other: $258,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $232,000
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000
    Sewerage: $187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,760,000
    Public Welfare: $447,000
    Housing and Community Development: $289,000
    Education: $114,000
    Highways: $55,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
    Natural Resources: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,536,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $574,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $565,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $923,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,653,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,668,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,985,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $838,000
    Interest Earnings: $838,000
    General Revenue - Other: $722,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $251,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $502,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,956,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $109,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $191,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,225,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,548,000
    Other: $1,988,000
    Public Welfare: $335,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,289,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,600,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,203,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $803,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $544,000
    Other License: $206,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $38,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,296,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $50,000

Nelson County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $275,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,636,000
  • Charges - Other: $567,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $538,000
    Solid Waste Management: $147,000
    Sewerage: $147,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $4,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $1,346,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,283,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $835,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,402,000
    General - Other: $2,314,000
    Police Protection: $1,563,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,087,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,049,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,009,000
    Financial Administration: $947,000
    Housing and Community Development: $938,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $801,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $729,000
    Local Fire Protection: $653,000
    General Public Buildings: $612,000
    Regular Highways: $344,000
    Water Utilities: $299,000
    Libraries: $296,000
    Health - Other: $258,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $232,000
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000
    Sewerage: $187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,760,000
    Public Welfare: $447,000
    Housing and Community Development: $289,000
    Education: $114,000
    Highways: $55,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
    Natural Resources: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,536,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $574,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $565,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $923,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,653,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,668,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,985,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $838,000
    Interest Earnings: $838,000
    General Revenue - Other: $722,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $251,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $502,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,956,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $109,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $191,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,225,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,548,000
    Other: $1,988,000
    Public Welfare: $335,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,289,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,600,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,203,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $803,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $544,000
    Other License: $206,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $38,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,296,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $50,000

Nelson County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $275,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,636,000
  • Charges - Other: $567,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $538,000
    Solid Waste Management: $147,000
    Sewerage: $147,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $4,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $1,346,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,283,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $835,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,402,000
    General - Other: $2,314,000
    Police Protection: $1,563,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,087,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,049,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,009,000
    Financial Administration: $947,000
    Housing and Community Development: $938,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $801,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $729,000
    Local Fire Protection: $653,000
    General Public Buildings: $612,000
    Regular Highways: $344,000
    Water Utilities: $299,000
    Libraries: $296,000
    Health - Other: $258,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $232,000
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000
    Sewerage: $187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,760,000
    Public Welfare: $447,000
    Housing and Community Development: $289,000
    Education: $114,000
    Highways: $55,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
    Natural Resources: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,536,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $574,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $565,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $923,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,653,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,668,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,985,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $838,000
    Interest Earnings: $838,000
    General Revenue - Other: $722,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $251,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $502,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,956,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $109,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $191,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,225,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,548,000
    Other: $1,988,000
    Public Welfare: $335,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,289,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,600,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,203,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $803,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $544,000
    Other License: $206,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $38,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,296,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $50,000

Nelson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $275,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,636,000
  • Charges - Other: $567,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $538,000
    Solid Waste Management: $147,000
    Sewerage: $147,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $4,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $1,346,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,283,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $835,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,402,000
    General - Other: $2,314,000
    Police Protection: $1,563,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,087,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,049,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,009,000
    Financial Administration: $947,000
    Housing and Community Development: $938,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $801,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $729,000
    Local Fire Protection: $653,000
    General Public Buildings: $612,000
    Regular Highways: $344,000
    Water Utilities: $299,000
    Libraries: $296,000
    Health - Other: $258,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $232,000
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000
    Sewerage: $187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,760,000
    Public Welfare: $447,000
    Housing and Community Development: $289,000
    Education: $114,000
    Highways: $55,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
    Natural Resources: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,536,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $574,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $565,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $923,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,653,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,668,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,985,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $838,000
    Interest Earnings: $838,000
    General Revenue - Other: $722,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $251,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $502,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,956,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $109,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $191,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,225,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,548,000
    Other: $1,988,000
    Public Welfare: $335,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,289,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,600,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,203,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $803,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $544,000
    Other License: $206,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $38,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,296,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $50,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 339
  • Number of aged recipients: 67
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 272
  • Number of recipients under 18: 18
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 183
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 138
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 180
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 157
Businesses in Nelson County, VA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx2Rite Aid1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Subway1
McDonald's1True Value1
Nike1U-Haul1