Nelson county is located close to the center of Kentucky. Nelson county has 417.51 square miles of land area and 6.56 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Nelson county population is 44,254, which has grown 18.08% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 8.45% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Nelson county median household income is $45,655 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 17.03% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 28.72% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Nelson county median house value is $125,200 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 43.74% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 40.25% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Nelson county is close to the state average in quality. The Nelson county area code is 502.
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