Nelson County, Virginia
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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 census2 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.