Nelson, Minnesota Population 2021

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Nelson is a city located in Douglas County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 196, it is the 662nd largest city in Minnesota and the 16757th largest city in the United States . Nelson is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually and its population has increased by 4.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 187 in 2010. Nelson reached it's highest population of 196 in 2021. Spanning over 1 miles, Nelson has a population density of 298 people per square mile.

The average household income in Nelson is $44,294 with a poverty rate of 23.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $921 per month, and the median house value is $118,400. The median age in Nelson is 56.4 years, 49.8 years for males, and 59.3 years for females.

Nelson Demographics

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

  • White: 98.68%
  • Native American: 1.32%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Nelson, Minnesota is 196 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 193.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 187.

Nelson, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14998.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native21.32%
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Nelson Population by Race

Nelson Population Pyramid $2021

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Nelson Median Age

56.4


Total

49.8


Male

59.3


Female

Nelson Adults

There are 135 adults, (27 of whom are seniors) in Nelson.

Nelson Age Dependency

39.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelson Sex Ratio

Female

68

45.03%

Male

83

54.97%

Nelson Population by Age

Nelson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nelson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married91.4%8.6%
All72%28%
Non Family58.8%41.2%
Female14.3%85.7%

72.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nelson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All821.8472
Married352.3791.4
Non Family341.2158.8
Female71.5714.3
Male62.67100

2.29

Average Family Size

1.84

Average Household Size

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Nelson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10.79%
9th to 12th Grade97.09%
High School Graduate5845.67%
Some College3023.62%
Associates Degree1411.02%
Bachelors Degree1310.24%
Graduate Degree21.57%
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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
White1211119
Hispanic444
Native American222

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Nelson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,838$40,625$31,111
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$$44,583$
Some College$40,625$32,083$43,125
Bachelors Degree$31,563$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,838

Average Earnings

$40,625

Average Male

$31,111

Average Female

Nelson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nelson Language by Age

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Nelson Language

97.97% of Nelson residents speak only English, while 2.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.03% of the population.

Nelson Language

Nelson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1453423.45%
Native22100.00%

23.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.69%

Male Poverty Rate

26.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelson is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nelson is White, with 23.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 67.92%.

Nelson Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School53.45%
Bachelors or Greater20.00%
Some College4.55%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Nelson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Nelson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nelson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,000$44,294
Families-$46,023
Married Families--
Non Families$44,375$41,853
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Income by Household Type

Nelson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

57.4%

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 55-64.

Nelson Marital Status by Race

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Nelson Marital Status

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11

Number of Veterans

11

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5
Vietnam2
Korea1
World War II
First Gulf War

Nelson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 644
35 to 543
75+2
65 to 742
18 to 34

Nelson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White96.77%
Native American2100.00%

Nelson Veterans by Race

Nelson Veterans by Education

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27.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelson Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

2.5%

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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84.77%

Born in Nelson

98.01%

Native Born

1.99%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.01% of Nelson residents were born in the United States, with 84.77% having been born in Minnesota. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Nelson Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119610.51%
202019510.52%
201919410.52%
201819331.58%
201719021.06%
2016188-1-0.53%
201518921.07%
201418721.08%
20131850.00%
20121850.00%
2011185-1-0.54%
20101860.00%

Nelson Population by Year