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

The community of Lovingston is the Seat for Nelson County.

Nelson County was founded in 1808.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Nelson had a population of 15,487 people. This is an increase of 7.21% since the last Census (which gave a population of 14,445 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Nelson represented 0.2% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 67th most populous county (out of 134 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
201015,020+3.98%-3.02% since 2009
200915,487+7.21%+1.05% since 2008
200815,326+6.1%+0.66% since 2007
200014,445The Last Census

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


Websites for Nelson County

Official Website:   www.nelsoncounty.com/

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<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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