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Nelson, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Nelson had a population of 353 as of July 1, 2017. Nelson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nelson is located at latitude 44.4196 and longitude -91.9973 in Buffalo County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Nelson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Buffalo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 692 feet.

The Village of Nelson (GNIS ID: 1583789) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nelson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nelson: Nelsons Landing.

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Nelson, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 353
Daytime Population: Workers 51
Daytime Population: Residents 168
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 219
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 353
Population in Familes 267
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 265
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $53,141
Average Household Income $65,417
Per Capita Income $30,553


Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $134,821
Average Home Value $167,769


Total Households 164
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 99
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.79% -0.63%
Households -0.65% -0.49%
Families -0.28% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Nelson, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelson to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 596 23rd
Population Density # 613 21st
Diversity Index # 750 3rd
Median Household Income # 419 46th
Per Capita Income # 221 72nd

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