Nelson County, Kentucky

Nelson County: County in Virginia, United States of America


Nelson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,437 and a population density of 35 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 46,450 inhabitants. Its county seat is Lovingston. The county was created 217 years ago in 1806.

Nelson County locator map
Location of Nelson County on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Nelson County

Population : 46,450 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Nelson County, Nelson County
Area : 1228 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.7%
Land as percent of area : 99.3%
Named for : Thomas Nelson
Altitude : 614 feet / 187 meters
Capital : Lovingston
Establishment : January 01, 1807
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 09:26:44 (22nd June 2024)
Density : 38 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.49% (2010-2020)
Nelson Co Courthouse Dec 08 image
Nelson Co Courthouse Dec 08
Nelson Co Courthouse Dec 08 image


Nelson County is located at 37°48'18"N 85°27'58"W (37.8051300, -85.4659900). It has 6 neighbors: Albemarle County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Augusta County, Buckingham County and Rockbridge County.

Nelson County map

The largest city of Nelson County is Bardstown with a population of 13,302. Other cities include, Bloomfield population 1,083 and New Haven population 900. See all Nelson County cities & populated places.

Nelson County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Nelson County.

City Name Population Title
Bardstown 13,302 City in Kentucky
Bloomfield 1,083 City in Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
New Haven 900 City in Kentucky

Nelson County has 6 neighbours.


The population of Nelson County increased by 6.49% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 43,437 - census
2011 44,062 1.42% estimation process
2012 44,401 0.76% estimation process
2013 44,540 0.31% estimation process
2014 44,858 0.71% estimation process
2015 45,114 0.57% estimation process
2016 45,497 0.84% estimation process
2017 45,591 0.21% estimation process
2018 45,813 0.48% estimation process
2019 46,233 0.91% estimation process
2020 46,450 0.47% estimation process

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People born in Nelson County (13)

People born in Nelson County, including politician Thomas Montgomery, United States general Walter M. Robertson, historian and author Alexander Brown, .


Other places with the same name (3)

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