Nelson, Nebraska

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Nelson, Nebraska
City
Downtown, west side of Main Street, looking NW, 2010
Downtown, west side of Main Street, looking NW, 2010
Location of Nelson, Nebraska
Location of Nelson, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°12′7″N 98°4′0″W / 40.20194°N 98.06667°W / 40.20194; -98.06667Coordinates: 40°12′7″N 98°4′0″W / 40.20194°N 98.06667°W / 40.20194; -98.06667
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Nuckolls
Area[1]
 • Total 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Land 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,699 ft (518 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 488
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 479
 • Density 595.1/sq mi (229.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68961
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-33880
GNIS feature ID 0831585[4]
Website cityofnelson.com

Nelson is a city and the county seat of Nuckolls County, Nebraska, United States.[5] The population was 488 at the 2010 census. The city was named for C. Nelson Wheeler, the original owner of the town site.[6][7]

History[edit]

The city was named as the county seat in 1873,[8] and its position survived a challenge by Superior in 1889. Nelson's population reached a high of 1,000 in 1900, but has since declined gradually.

Geography[edit]

Nelson is located at 40°12′07″N 98°04′00″W / 40.202000°N 98.066750°W / 40.202000; -98.066750 (40.202000, -98.066750).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 196
1890 913 365.8%
1900 978 7.1%
1910 978 0.0%
1920 955 −2.4%
1930 903 −5.4%
1940 963 6.6%
1950 806 −16.3%
1960 695 −13.8%
1970 746 7.3%
1980 733 −1.7%
1990 627 −14.5%
2000 587 −6.4%
2010 488 −16.9%
Est. 2012 479 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2012 Estimate[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 488 people, 243 households, and 143 families residing in the city. The population density was 595.1 inhabitants per square mile (229.8/km2). There were 300 housing units at an average density of 365.9 per square mile (141.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 243 households of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.59.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.4% were from 25 to 44; 29% were from 45 to 64; and 28.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 587 people, 271 households, and 150 families residing in the city. The population density was 724.8 people per square mile (279.8/km2). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 385.2 per square mile (148.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.49% White and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

There were 271 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 31.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.9 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $40,469. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,221. About 5.2% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Former Major League Baseball player Russ Snyder, who starred in the 1966 World Series, lives in Nelson.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "Profile for Nelson, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 107. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  8. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 131. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  12. ^ Klingaman, Mike (July 20, 2013). "Catching Up with Russ Snyder". The Baltimore Sun. p. 2 (Sports). 

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