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About Nelson

Nelson is a suburb in the Dixon Metro Area and in the Lee County. It has a population of 132 and a population density of 561, which is 83% above the national average. It has a median age of 39, which is 4 years below the Dixon Metro median age and 1 year above the national average.

Nelson has a median home value of $69,700, which is 42% below the Metro average.The average rent of $950 is 27% above the metro average rent and 11% below the national average rent, making it one of the most affordable places to live in Dixon. The average household income in Nelson is $33,750 , which is 44% below the Metro average household income and 48% below the national average of household income.

The average school rating in Nelson is 4. Nelson also has a crime index 38 that is below the national average, making it one of the best places to raise a family in Dixon.

$79,000Median Home Value
$119,900 Dixon Metro Area
$950Median Rent
$694 Dixon Metro Area
5 /10 - 7 /10
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Nelson's population is made up of 43% married, 30% single, 17% divorced and 10% widowed. Baby Boomers make up the largest percentage of the population at 39%, while Millennials have the second largest segment at 31%. Homeowners make up 61% of the population in Nelson.

34,204 Dixon Metro Area
375Population Density
  • 34% Male
  • 66% Female
40 Median Age
43 Dixon Metro Area
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The Per Capita income in Nelson is $23,834. The Median Household Income is $34,167 and the Nelson Unemployment Rate is 4%.

$23,834Income Per Capita
$29,343 Dixon Metro Area
$34,167Median Household Income
$59,986 Dixon Metro Area
25% Poverty Rate
12% Dixon Metro Area
4% Unemployment Rate
3% Dixon Metro Area
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$79,000Median Home Value
$119,900 Dixon Metro Area
$950Median Rent
$694 Dixon Metro Area
2Average Household Size
2 Dixon Metro Area

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5 /10 - 7 /10
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Top Schools in Nelson

East Coloma - Nelson CESD 20
1602 Dixon Road, Rock Falls, IL, 61071
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Commute To
O'Hare International Airport
2 hr 2 mins
Rockford, IL
1 hr 9 mins
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges-Muscatine
1 hr 13 mins
Robert Morris University Illinois
1 hr 38 mins
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Nelson crime index is 38 which is lower than the national average. Click here to see the Safest Places to Live in Nelson.

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