Nelson, Illinois Population 2024

125

Nelson is a city located in Lee County Illinois. Nelson has a 2024 population of 125. Nelson is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -2.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 128 in 2020.

The average household income in Nelson is $58,005 with a poverty rate of 19.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Nelson is 41.5 years, 39.7 years for males, and 46.5 years for females.

Nelson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Nelson was:

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
Land Area (mi²)
0.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
579.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.34% (-3)
The current population of Nelson, Illinois is 125 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 128.

Nelson, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White136100%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Nelson Population by Race

Nelson Population Pyramid 2024

Nelson Median Age

41.5

Total

39.7

Male

46.5

Female

Nelson Adults

There are 118 adults, (21 of whom are seniors) in Nelson.

Nelson Age Dependency

40.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelson Sex Ratio

Female9267.65%
Male4432.35%

Nelson Population by Age

Nelson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All602.2771.728.3
Non Family251.726832
Married182.51000
Female152.934060
Male221000
showing: 5 rows

2.57

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Nelson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Nelson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nelson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 50%.

Nelson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,750

Average Earnings

$48,750

Average Male

$35,250

Average Female

Nelson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nelson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Nelson Language

97.04% of Nelson residents speak only English, while 2.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.96% of the population.

Nelson Language

Nelson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1322720.45%
showing: 1 rows

19.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.55%

Male Poverty Rate

27.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelson is White, with 20.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nelson is White, with 20.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.93%.

Nelson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade62.5%
Some College9.76%
High School3.13%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Nelson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed6.45%
showing: 4 rows

Nelson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nelson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Nelson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Nelson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Nelson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Nelson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Nelson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6

Number of Veterans

5

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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Nelson Veterans by War

count

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Nelson Veterans by Age

count

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Nelson Veterans by Race

Nelson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

66.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46%

Labor Force Participation

44.4%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Nelson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Nelson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Nelson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.82%

Born in Nelson

91.91%

Native Born

8.09%

Foreign Born

5.15%

Non Citizen

2.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.91% of Nelson residents were born in the United States, with 83.82% having been born in Illinois. 5.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Nelson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029120-1-0.83%
2028121-1-0.82%
2027122-1-0.81%
2026123-1-0.81%
2025124-1-0.8%
2024125-1-0.79%
2023126-1-0.79%
2022127-1-0.78%
2021128
2020128-31-19.5%
2019159-1-0.62%
2018160-1-0.62%
2017161
2016161
2015161-2-1.23%
2014163-1-0.61%
2013164-1-0.61%
2012165-2-1.2%
2011167-3-1.76%
2010170
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Nelson Population by Year