Nelson, Minnesota

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Nelson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles NW of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Douglas
Standard Zip Codes 56355
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.889
Longitude -95.263

Nelson Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 17 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.3 inches
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Nelson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 172 100%
Male 94 54.7%
Female 78 45.3%
Under 18 41 23.8%
18+ 131 76.2%
65+ 17 9.9%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 2.96
White 169 98.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 1.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.6%

Estimated Nelson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 167
Growth -5
Growth % -2.9%

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
German 34.2%
Norwegian 24%
US/American 11%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.2%
Swedish 6.8%
Polish 3.4%
Finnish 2.7%
Czech 2.7%
Irish 1.4%
English 1.4%
Scottish 1.4%
Scandinavian 1.4%
Danish 1.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Nelson 172 $35,694
Alexandria 8,820 $38,245
Carlos 329 $44,250
Garfield 281 $35,714
Miltona 279 $38,958
Osakis 1,567 $38,864
Villard 244 $33,214
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