Nelson Township, Lee County, Illinois

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Nelson Township
Township
Location in Lee County
Location in Lee County
Lee County's location in Illinois
Lee County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lee
Established February 28, 1860
Government
 • Supervisor Marlin Jensen
Area
 • Total 23.65 sq mi (61.3 km2)
 • Land 22.5 sq mi (58 km2)
 • Water 1.15 sq mi (3.0 km2)  4.86%
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 825
 • Density 38.8/sq mi (15.0/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-103-51960

Nelson Township is located in Lee County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 874 and it contained 439 housing units.[2] Nelson Township was formed from Dixon Township on February 28, 1860.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 23.65 square miles (61.3 km2), of which 22.5 square miles (58 km2) (or 95.14%) is land and 1.15 square miles (3.0 km2) (or 4.86%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 825 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

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Coordinates: 41°47′59″N 89°34′28″W / 41.799856°N 089.574553°W / 41.799856; -089.574553