Virginia Nelson County Public Schools

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Overview for Nelson County, VA
Part of: Charlottesville VA, Metropolitan Area
Map of Nelson County, VANelson County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 472.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 32.0 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 23.4%. On the 2000 census form, 98.7% of the population reported only one race, with 14.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.1% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.42 persons compared to an average family size of 2.88 persons.

In 2005 accommodation and food services was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $19,312. Per capita income grew by 24.4% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 15,101 Covered Employment 3,480
Growth (%) since 1990 18.2% Average wage per job $25,660
Households (2000) 5,887 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 6.4%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 7,711 Average wage per job $29,999
Unemployment Rate (2005) 3.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $28,255 Average wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $38,638 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 11.2 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 69.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.3%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 20.8 Average wage per job $32,757

1. NELSON County
Enrollment: HIGH
Address: 6919 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 22949
Phone: (434) 263-8317
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 568
Grades: 9-12

2. NELSON MIDDLE
Address: 6925 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949
Phone: (434) 263-4801
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 439
Grades: 6-8

3. ROCKFISH RIVER ELEMENTARY
Address: 200 Chapel Hollow Rd, Afton, VA 22920
Phone: (434) 361-1791
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 418
Grades: PK-5

4. TYE RIVER ELEMENTARY
Address: 5198 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Arrington, VA 22922
Phone: (434) 263-8960
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 510
Grades: PK-5