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Nelson County, KY

Nelson County is in the Bluegrass region.The county was named for Thomas Nelson, signer of the Declaration of Independence

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The county is in the Louisville metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 40,406. This was an increase of  7.82% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$39,010
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Nelson County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Nelson County was $25,732. This was an increase of 22.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 83% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Bardstown

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13% of Nelson County residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nelson County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Nelson County include Bardstown Cemetery, Beeler-Vittitow Cemetery, Dugan Family Cemetery, Fairfield Cemetery, Greenwell Cemetery, Highview Cemetery, Holy Trinity Cemetery, Johnson Cemetery, Little Brick Cemetery, Maple Grove Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Nelson County include Balltown, Bardstown, Bloomfield, Fairfield, Nazareth, New Haven ... View communities

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School districts in Nelson County include Bardstown Ind, Nelson County ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries in Nelson County include Bloomfield Branch, Nelson County Public Library, New Haven Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Nelson County include Kentucky Standard ... View newspapers

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Nelson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nelson County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Nelson County include Americas Best Value Inn-Bardstown, Best Western, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Ramada Inn

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