Nelson, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Nelson, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Nelson had a population of 355 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nelson: Nelsons Landing.

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Nelson, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 355
Population in Households 355
Population in Familes 267
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 267
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $52,125
Average Household Income $64,330
Per Capita Income $30,240


Total Housing Units 204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 122 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $139,655
Average Home Value $177,016


Total Households 166
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.63% -0.45%
Households -0.43% -0.36%
Families -0.12% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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, 2018 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 # 612 21st
Diversity Index # 756 2nd
Median Household Income # 447 42nd
Per Capita Income # 265 66th

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