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People

Total Population 499
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 30.5%
Employed Population 16+ 236
Age of the Population 56

Families

% of people married 55.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,917
% Above Poverty Level 84.3%
% Below Poverty Level 15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38%
Median Gross Rent $356
Median House Value $44,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
US/American 0%
English 12.4%
Irish 14%

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

Nelson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 84 miles SW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Nuckolls
Standard Zip Codes 68961
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.201
Longitude -98.067

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 SUPERIOR
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 28 inches
Station LOVEWELL DAM
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
Station HEBRON
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 29.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Davenport 270 $48,125
Edgar 472 $47,500
Hardy 153 $51,250
Lawrence 334 $58,750
Ruskin 116 $36,875
Superior 1,957 $49,375

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

Nelson Public Libraries

Library
Nelson Public Library
10 WEST 3RD STREET
Nelson, Nebraska
(402) 225-7111

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Nelson High Schools

LAWRENCE/NELSON SECONDARY SCH
402-225-3371
Serves 124 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

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