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Nelson is a township in Kent County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area.

The latitude of Nelson is 43.256N. The longitude is -85.486W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 906 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,192.


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$50,521
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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26% of Nelson residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $18,861, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% 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 $300.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $907.


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Kent County supported George W. Bush 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 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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