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Nelson is a town in Madison County, in the Syracuse metro area.
The latitude of Nelson is 42.917N. The longitude is -75.777W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,503 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,964.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nelson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Syracuse area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13408 ZIP code.
18% of Nelson residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nelson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nelson was $21,378, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Nelson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Nelson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $521. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,002.
Madison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nelson political report.
The average commute time for Nelson workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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