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Nelson is a town in Cheshire County, in the Keene metro area.

The community was named for Lord Horatio Nelson, British naval hero

The latitude of Nelson is 42.990N. The longitude is -72.131W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,729 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 634.


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Median household income
Local
$41,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Nelson demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Monadnock Number Six
· Packersfield
Well-known residents have included:
· May Sarton, poet

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Nelson residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $31,625, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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46% of Nelson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Nelson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $470.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,000.


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Libraries in Nelson include Olivia Rodham Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Cheshire County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nelson political report.

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The average commute time for Nelson workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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