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Nelson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

Nelson is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Nelson.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Douglas County at latitude 45.8894 and longitude -95.2642. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,362 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Nelson (see map) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nelson: City of Nelson.

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Also See: Nelson, MN ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Nelson, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelson to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 708 22nd
Population Density1 # 630 31st
Diversity Index2 # 856 6th
Median Household Income # 342 62nd
Per Capita Income # 390 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Nelson, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 184
Population in Households 184
Population in Familes 153
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 281
Diversity Index2 4
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 84
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $181,667
Average Home Value $211,301
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,616
Average Household Income $65,620
Per Capita Income $26,595
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.38% -0.33%
Households 0.0% -0.24%
Families 7.0% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.82%
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.

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