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Where is Nelson County, Kentucky?

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Nelson County is a county equivalent area found in Kentucky, USA. The county government of Nelson is found in the county seat of Bardstown.

With a total 1,098.35 sq. km of land and water area, Nelson County, Kentucky is the 2470th largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 44,812 people, Nelson County has a total 18365 households earning 43833 on average per year.

Nelson County, Kentucky - Quick Facts

FIPS Code 21179
Area Codes 502
Time Zone EST
Major Cities Bardstown (population: 28,818), Coxs Creek (population: 5,478), New Haven (population: 4,876), Bloomfield (population: 3,546), Boston (population: 2,108), Chaplin (population: 600), New Hope (population: 523), Nazareth (population: 115), Fairfield (population: 111)
Land Area 17,302 sq miles
Water Area 417 sq miles
Household Income $43,833
Housing Units 18,365
Median Home Value $124,500
High School Grads 87% of population
Holders of Bachelors Degrees 17% of population
Retail Spending $9,951 per capita

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This page was last updated on June 30, 2016.