Virginia Nelson County Public Libraries

By | January 2, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Nelson County, Virginia. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Virginia Nelson County.

Street Address: 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949
Phone Number: (434) 263-5904 Nelson N/A N/A

Overview of Nelson County, Virginia

According to countryaah, Nelson County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 14,445. Its county seat is Lovingston. It is also home to wintergreen resort, a local ski area.


The Tye River flows through the mountains and low hills of Nelson County.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,228 km² (474 mi²). 1,223 km² (472 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.41% water.


The public education system consists of two elementary schools, one high school, and one middle school. The middle and high schools are located just outside Lovingston, Virginia.


As of the census of 2000, there are 14,445 people, 5,887 households, and 4,144 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km² (31/mi²). There are 8,554 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 82.65% White, 14.89% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 2.11% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,887 households out of which 27.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% are married couples living together, 10.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% are non-families. 25.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.88.

In the county, the population is spread out with 21.70% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 29.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $36,769, and the median income for a family is $42,917. Males have a median income of $29,684 versus $24,153 for females. The per capita income for the county is $22,230. 12.10% of the population and 8.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.40% are under the age of 18 and 14.60% are 65 or older.

Map of Nelson County Virginia