Nelson, Wisconsin

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Nelson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NE of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Buffalo
Standard Zip Codes 54756
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.42
Longitude -92.008

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)
Station ALMA DAM 4
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 23 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 58 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station DODGE
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Nelson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 395 100%
Male 202 51.1%
Female 193 48.9%
Under 18 94 23.8%
18+ 301 76.2%
65+ 68 17.2%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 2.98
White 392 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.3%

Estimated Nelson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 380
Growth -15
Growth % -3.8%

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 42.7%
Norwegian 28%
Irish 8.5%
Polish 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
Italian 3.4%
US/American 2.5%
English 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Ukrainian 1.1%
Portuguese 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Dutch 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Nelson 395 $37,917
Alma 942 $45,625
Buffalo City 1,040 $48,906
Cochrane 435 $40,375
Durand 1,968 $42,260
Pepin 878 $41,250
Plum City 574 $46,607
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