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Nilsen is a township in Wilkin County, in the Wahpeton metro area.
The latitude of Nilsen is 46.326N. The longitude is -96.465W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 978 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 59.
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53% of Nilsen residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nilsen ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nilsen was $38,902, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Nilsen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Wilkin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nilsen political report.
The average commute time for Nilsen workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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