Nelson County, Virginia is a rural county located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The county has a population of approximately 15,000 people and covers an area of 477 square miles.
The economy of Nelson County is largely based on agriculture, with the top crops being hay, corn, and soybeans. The county also has a strong tourism industry, with attractions such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, and numerous wineries. The median household income in Nelson County is $48,843, which is slightly below the national average of $55,322.
Demographically, Nelson County is predominantly white, with a population that is 85.3% Caucasian. The county also has a large Latino population, making up 8.3% of the population. The median age in Nelson County is 44.5 years, which is slightly higher than the national median age of 38.7 years.
Education in Nelson County is provided by the Nelson County Public Schools system, which consists of seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The county also has several private schools and a community college. The high school graduation rate in Nelson County is 87.7%, which is slightly higher than the national average of 84.6%.
Real estate in Nelson County is relatively affordable, with the median home value being $250,000. This is slightly lower than the national median home value of $267,000. The median rent in Nelson County is $1,100, which is slightly higher than the national median rent of $1,062. The median property tax rate in Nelson County is 0.86%, which is slightly lower than the national median property tax rate of 1.08%.