Nelson county is located close to the center of Virginia. Nelson county has 470.86 square miles of land area and 3.45 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Nelson county population is 14,892, which has grown 3.09% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 15.63% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Nelson county median household income is $50,131 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 36.34% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 38.81% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Nelson county median house value is $198,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 108.73% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 94.18% and is much higher 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 better than the state average in quality. The Nelson county area codes are 434, 540.
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