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Nelson is a city in Nuckolls County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for C. Nelson Wheeler, landowner.
The latitude of Nelson is 40.201N. The longitude is -98.067W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,699 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 557.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nelson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nuckolls County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68961 ZIP code.
39% of Nelson residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $17,221, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% 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 $184. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $606.
Libraries in Nelson include Nelson Public Library ... View libraries
Nuckolls 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 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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