Nelson, Ohio Population 2024

3,118

Nelson is a city located in Geauga County, Portage County, and Trumbull County Ohio. Nelson has a 2024 population of 3,118. Nelson is currently growing at a rate of 0.13% annually and its population has increased by 0.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,098 in 2020.

The average household income in Nelson is $92,257 with a poverty rate of 1.57%. The median age in Nelson is 26.5 years: 28.5 years for males, and 22.9 years for females.

Nelson Demographics

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

  • White: 99.36%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
24.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
129.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.65% (20)
The current population of Nelson, Ohio is 3,118 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,098.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,09399.36%
Asian200.64%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Nelson Population by Race

Nelson Population Pyramid 2024

Nelson Median Age

26.5

Total

28.5

Male

22.9

Female

Nelson Adults

There are 2,135 adults, (261 of whom are seniors) in Nelson.

Nelson Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

13.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelson Sex Ratio

Female1,50048.19%
Male1,61351.81%

Nelson Population by Age

Nelson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9423.393.96.1
Married5584.0994.35.7
Non Family2181.1194.55.5
Female953.3786.313.7
Male713.681000

3.89

Average Family Size

3.3

Average Household Size

93.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Nelson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1016.17%
Associates Degree140.86%
Bachelors Degree24414.91%
Graduate Degree1197.27%
High School Graduate70242.88%
Less Than 9th Grade26316.07%
Some College19411.85%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,6351,271363
Hispanic220

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.2%.

Nelson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$67,594$59,135$67,875
Graduate Degree$81,289$0$81,250
High School Graduate$36,780$38,125$36,090
Less Than 9th Grade$57,070$57,070$0
Overall$54,245$54,500$53,558
Some College$53,143$54,107$41,827

$54,245

Average Earnings

$54,500

Average Male

$53,558

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

85.39% of Nelson residents speak only English, while 14.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 14.61% of the population.

Nelson Language

Nelson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,091491.59%

1.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.49%

Male Poverty Rate

1.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelson is White, with 1.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nelson is White, with 1.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.85%.

Nelson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College5.77%
High School5.27%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Nelson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.33%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed53.85%
Female Employed0%

Nelson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nelson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$92,578$97,750
Households$86,285$92,257
Married Families$89,792$-999,999,999
Non Families$57,422$64,578

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Nelson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

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

130

Number of Veterans

130

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam76
First Gulf War14
Second Gulf War13
Korea0
World War II0

Nelson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7476
35 to 5427
55 to 6427
18 to 340
75+0

Nelson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1306.09%

Nelson Veterans by Race

Nelson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

70%

Employment Rate

1.6%

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

89.3%

Born in Nelson

98.88%

Native Born

1.12%

Foreign Born

0.48%

Non Citizen

0.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.88% of Nelson residents were born in the United States, with 89.3% having been born in Ohio. 0.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Nelson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,13840.13%
20283,13440.13%
20273,13040.13%
20263,12640.13%
20253,12240.13%
20243,11840.13%
20233,11440.13%
20223,11040.13%
20213,10680.26%
20203,098-33-1.05%
20193,131-3-0.1%
20183,13450.16%
20173,129-1-0.03%
20163,130-7-0.22%
20153,13710.03%
20143,136110.35%
20133,125100.32%
20123,115-28-0.89%
20113,14350.16%
20103,13800%

Nelson Population by Year