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Time Zone: Nelson County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Bardstown is the Seat for Nelson County.

Nelson County was founded in 1784 and was created by taking area from JeffersonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Nelson had a population of 43,550 people. This is an increase of 16.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 37,477 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Nelson represented 0.93% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 120 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201043,437+15.9%-0.26% since 2009
200943,550+16.2%+1.04% since 2008
200843,101+15.01%+1.57% since 2007
200037,477The Last Census

More information can be found on the Nelson County Census Page for Nelson County.


Below are some of the communities located in Nelson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Nelson County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bardstown   11,29810,3748.91% increase  
Bloomfield   8978554.91% increase  
New Haven   8868494.36% increase  
Fairfield   78728.33% increase  

Websites for Nelson County

Official Website:   www.nelsoncountyky.com

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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