Nelson, Nebraska

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Nelson, Nebraska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 2% trophy Nelson Affordability of Rents
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Top 3% trophy Nelson Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Nelson Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 7% Nelson Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Nelson, Nebraska

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
People Above Poverty 6 5
College Educated Adults 6 4
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Nelson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 587 100%
Male 262 44.6%
Female 325 55.4%
Under 18 119 20.3%
18+ 468 79.7%
65+ 183 31.2%
Median Age 49.8
Average Family Size 2.73
White 584 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.2%

Estimated Nelson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 539
Growth -48
Growth % -8.2%

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 47.1%
US/American 10.8%
English 7.4%
Danish 6.5%
Czech 6.2%
Irish 6.2%
Swedish 3.1%
Scottish 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Norwegian 1.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Dutch 1%
French Canadian 1%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Nelson 587 $40,469
Davenport 339 $33,958
Edgar 539 $39,286
Hardy 179 $31,250
Lawrence 312 $30,750
Ruskin 195 $31,250
Superior 2,055 $35,074

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Nelson Public Library
Nelson, Nebraska
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Nelson High Schools (2004)

Serves 124 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

Nelson Colleges

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