Total Population324
Male Share of the Population55.2%
Female Share of the Population44.8%
Senior Citizens20.4%
Employed Population 16+166
Age of the Population45


% of people married57.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.6%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$48,333
% Above Poverty Level87.3%
% Below Poverty Level12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone38.6%
Median Gross Rent$650
Median House Value$120,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.7%

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

Nelson Almanac

Nearest Medium City 35 miles NE of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City64 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
Standard Zip Codes54756
Phone Area Codes715
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Nelson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

StationALMA DAM 4
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp7 to 23 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 58 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp4 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches
Distance30.1 miles
Jan Temp2 to 26 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp58 to 85 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buffalo City1,035$66,250

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

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