Nelson, Illinois

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nelson
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lee
Coordinates 41°47′47″N 89°36′17″W / 41.79639°N 89.60472°W / 41.79639; -89.60472Coordinates: 41°47′47″N 89°36′17″W / 41.79639°N 89.60472°W / 41.79639; -89.60472
Area 0.25 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.24 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 170 (2010)
Density 719.0 / sq mi (278 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61021
Area code 815 & 779
Location of Nelson within Illinois
Location of Nelson within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Nelson, Illinois

Nelson is a village in Lee County, Illinois, United States. The population was 170 at the 2010 census, up from 163 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

A post office called Nelson was first established in 1858.[1] The village was named for Samuel Nelson, a pioneer settler.[2]

Geography[edit]

Location of Nelson, Illinois

Nelson is located at 41°47′47″N 89°36′17″W / 41.79639°N 89.60472°W / 41.79639; -89.60472 (41.796494, -89.604646).[3]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 82
1890 48 −41.5%
1930 290
1940 265 −8.6%
1950 289 9.1%
1960 283 −2.1%
1970 263 −7.1%
1980 215 −18.3%
1990 200 −7.0%
2000 163 −18.5%
2010 170 4.3%
Est. 2014 164 [5] −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 163 people, 64 households, and 49 families residing in the village. The population density was 719.0 people per square mile (273.6/km²). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 308.8 per square mile (117.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.32% White, 0.61% African American, 0.61% Native American, and 2.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.13% of the population.

There were 64 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 111.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,833, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,043. About 15.9% of families and 30.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 60.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.1% of those sixty five or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 106. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.