Nelson, Georgia

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Nelson, Georgia

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High Points

Nelson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Nelson Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 6% Nelson People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 11% Nelson Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Nelson Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Nelson, Georgia

Comparing Nelson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Georgia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Senior Citizens 6 8
Racial Diversity 6 1
Well-Paid Single Men 6 8
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 2
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Nelson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 74 miles NW of Jacksonville, Florida
County Cherokee
Metro Area Atlanta
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30151
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.23
Longitude -82.34

Nelson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 64 F
Apr Temp 51 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 82 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 54 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 62 F
Apr Temp 49 to 79 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 52.8 inches
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Nelson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 626 100%
Male 302 48.2%
Female 324 51.8%
Under 18 121 19.3%
18+ 505 80.7%
65+ 106 16.9%
Median Age 42
Average Family Size 2.88
White 563 89.9%
African-American 59 9.4%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Nelson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 761
Growth 135
Growth % 21.6%

Nelson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 41.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.8%
English 11.1%
German 6.8%
Irish 5.8%
European 5.1%
Scotch-Irish 4.1%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Polish 1.9%
Scottish 1.3%
Italian 1.3%
British 1.1%
Swedish 1.1%
Welsh 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Hungarian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Nelson 626 $51,806
Blackshear 3,283 $38,414
Hoboken 463 $33,750
Nahunta 930 $29,792
Offerman 403 $31,875
Patterson 627 $33,750
Waycross 15,333 $28,712
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