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People

Total Population 159
Male Share of the Population 56.6%
Female Share of the Population 43.4%
Senior Citizens 21.4%
Employed Population 16+ 85
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 61.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,438
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.6%
Median Gross Rent $930
Median House Value $104,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.1%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 15.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALEXANDRIA CHANDLER AP
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
Station LONG PRAIRIE
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
Station MELROSE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alexandria 11,614 $55,548
Carlos 506 $67,596
Garfield 251 $50,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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