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Nelson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Nelson had a population of 188 as of July 1, 2016. Nelson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nelson is located at latitude 45.8866 and longitude -95.2649 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nelson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,362 feet.

The City of Nelson (GNIS ID: 2395165) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nelson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nelson: City of Nelson, Dent.

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Nelson, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 188
Population in Households 188
Population in Familes 156
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 287
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 84
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $179,167
Average Home Value $200,342


Median Household Income $58,187
Average Household Income $64,308
Per Capita Income $25,825
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.21%
Households 0.0% 0.24%
Families 4.71% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Nelson, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelson to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 706 22nd
Population Density1 # 628 31st
Diversity Index2 # 842 7th
Median Household Income # 294 68th
Per Capita Income # 581 36th

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