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Nelson, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Nelson had a population of 161 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Nelson is located at latitude 41.7964 and longitude -89.6018 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Nelson encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The Village of Nelson (GNIS ID: 2399443) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Nelson is located within Township of Nelson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lee County.


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Nelson, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Nelson, IL Housing Affordability Index is 259
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Nelson, IL Wealth Index is 74
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 161 (100%)
Population in Households 161 (100.0%)
Population in Families 124 (77.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 660
Diversity Index2 17
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,881
Average Household Income $70,527
Per Capita Income $29,499
Wealth Index4 74

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 69 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (82.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $119,231
Housing Affordability Index3 259
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 64
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.59% -1.01%
Households -0.49% -0.63%
Families 0.0% -0.97%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   3.55%

Nelson, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelson to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1251 9th
Population Density # 967 29th
Diversity Index # 567 59th
Median Household Income # 635 54th
Per Capita Income # 658 52nd

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