Nelson County is located in west central Virginia. The County Seat is Lovingston and the largest city is Nellysford. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 14,850 and the 2010 census population was 15,020. The land area is 470.86 square miles and there are 31.9 persons per square mile.
84.4% of the population is White, 12.6% is Black or African American, 3.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 80.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 26.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $192,900, there are 6,404 households, an average of 2.31 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,059, the median household income is $48,789, and 14.2% of the persons in Nelson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,927. Retail sales (in $1000) were $75,628, and sales per capita were $4,967. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.8%.
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