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People

Total Population 153
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 5.2%
Employed Population 16+ 55
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,321
% Above Poverty Level 84.7%
% Below Poverty Level 15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $675
Median House Value $67,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 3.9%

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

Nelson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles SW of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Lee
P.O. Box Zip Codes 61058
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.796
Longitude -89.601

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 DIXON 1 NW
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station MOUNT CARROLL
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station PRINCETON
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Grand Detour (61021)

Prairieville (61021)

Walton (61021)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coleta 212 $47,500
Dixon 15,196 $61,356
Harmon 122 $57,708

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

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Historic Nelson

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Rock River near Nelson c1898.

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Rock River near Nelson c1898.

Bridge near Nelson ca. 1898

Rock River Bridge near Nelson c1898.

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