Nelson, New Hampshire

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Nelson, New Hampshire

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Nelson College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Nelson Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Nelson Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 16% Nelson Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Nelson, New Hampshire

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Age of the Population 6 5
Racial Diversity 6 9
Senior Citizens 2 4
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 2
People Above Poverty 5 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
Housing Recently Built 6 3
People Living Alone 5 8
Affordability of Rents 3 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 5

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Nelson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles W of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cheshire
Standard Zip Codes 03457
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.99
Longitude -72.131

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 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Nelson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 634 100%
Male 325 51.3%
Female 309 48.7%
Under 18 172 27.1%
18+ 462 72.9%
65+ 68 10.7%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 3.19
White 618 97.5%
African-American 4 0.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 9 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.6%

Estimated Nelson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 647
Growth 13
Growth % 2.1%

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
English 29.4%
German 11.2%
Irish 7.4%
French Canadian 6.8%
Italian 6.3%
Scottish 5.3%
Finnish 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
US/American 3.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.7%
Norwegian 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Welsh 2.2%
European 1.8%
Russian 1.6%
Polish 1.6%
British 1.4%
Swedish 1.2%
Nigerian 1%
Danish 0.8%
Portuguese 0.8%
Estonian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Basque 0.6%
Slavic 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Celtic 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Nelson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Sullivan (03445)
Munsonville (03457)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Nelson 634 $59,464
Dublin 1,476 $57,578
Hancock 1,739 $64,423
Harrisville 1,075 $55,083
Marlborough 2,009 $50,927
Stoddard 928 $48,125
Sullivan 746 $52,386

Nelson Public Libraries

Olivia Rodham Memorial Library
Nelson, New Hampshire
(603) 847-3214

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