Nelson, Georgia Population 2021

1,375
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Nelson is a city located in Cherokee County Georgia. With a 2020 population of 1,375, it is the 271st largest city in Georgia and the 9056th largest city in the United States . Nelson is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually but its population has increased by 4.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,314 in 2010. Nelson reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Nelson has a population density of 902 people per square mile.

The average household income in Nelson is $82,779 with a poverty rate of 7.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $908 per month, and the median house value is $176,300. The median age in Nelson is 33.6 years, 33.2 years for males, and 34.2 years for females.

Nelson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Nelsonwas:

  • White: 90.51%
  • Black or African American: 4.58%
  • Two or more races: 3.68%
  • Other race: 0.97%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Nelson, Georgia is 1,375 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,377.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,314.

Nelson, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,40290.51%
Black or African American714.58%
Two or More Races573.68%
Some Other Race150.97%
Asian40.26%
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Nelson Population by Race

Nelson Population Pyramid $2021

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Nelson Median Age

33.6


Total

33.2


Male

34.2


Female

Nelson Adults

There are 1,065 adults, (183 of whom are seniors) in Nelson.

Nelson Age Dependency

75.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelson Sex Ratio

Female

712

45.97%

Male

837

54.03%

Nelson Population by Age

Nelson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nelson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male0%0%
Female47.5%52.5%
Non Family61.4%38.6%
All71.7%28.3%
Married78.7%21.3%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nelson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5232.9671.7
Married3433.6978.7
Non Family1401.1861.4
Female402.9847.5
Male00

3.59

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

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Nelson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade303.01%
9th to 12th Grade10210.23%
High School Graduate32032.10%
Some College21121.16%
Associates Degree11611.63%
Bachelors Degree17317.35%
Graduate Degree454.51%
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Nelson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nelson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White854767192
Black6737
2+ Races544926
Hispanic188
Other Race155
Asian44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 48.15%.

Nelson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,697$52,150$29,167
Less Than 9th Grade$34,145$34,667$
High School Graduate$38,269$50,500$23,684
Some College$44,625$58,472$27,847
Bachelors Degree$80,682$92,059$43,750
Graduate Degree$60,486$$51,875

$42,697

Average Earnings

$52,150

Average Male

$29,167

Average Female

Nelson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nelson Language by Age

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Nelson Language

98.10% of Nelson residents speak only English, while 1.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.69% of the population.

Nelson Language

Nelson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,381936.73%
Black711419.72%
Multiple57915.79%

7.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.29%

Male Poverty Rate

7.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelson is Black, with 19.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nelson is White, with 6.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.00%.

Nelson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.18%
Some College7.95%
Bachelors or Greater5.05%
High School3.75%

Nelson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed8.71%
Male Employed2.08%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Nelson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nelson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$75,987$82,779
Families$86,964$95,955
Married Families$92,946-
Non Families$38,000$45,865
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Income by Household Type

Nelson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

66.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.5%

Male Marriage Rate

74.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Nelson Married by Age and Sex

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Nelson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Nelson Marital Status by Race

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Nelson Marital Status

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70

Number of Veterans

70

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War31
Vietnam21
First Gulf War11
World War II
Korea

Nelson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3431
55 to 6420
65 to 7419
75+
35 to 54

Nelson Veterans by Age

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Nelson Veterans by Race

Nelson Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelson Veterans by Education

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72.6%

Labor Force Participation

69.7%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Nelson Employment by Age

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Nelson Employment by Race

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Nelson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.31%

Born in Nelson

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Nelson residents were born in the United States, with 76.31% having been born in Georgia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Nelson Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,375-1-0.07%
20201,376-1-0.07%
20191,377-1-0.07%
20181,37870.51%
20171,371161.18%
20161,355161.19%
20151,33950.37%
20141,334120.91%
20131,32250.38%
20121,31710.08%
20111,316-1-0.08%
20101,3170.00%

Nelson Population by Year