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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 136 and a population density of 381, which is 75% above the national average. It has a median age of 42, which is 1 year below the Dixon Metro median age and 3 years above the national average.


Nelson has a median home value of $91,800, which is 23% below the Metro average.The average rent of $950 is 27% above the metro average rent and 55% below the national average rent, making it one of the most affordable places to live in Dixon. The average household income in Nelson is $38,750 , which is 35% 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.


$91,800Median Home Value
$119,900 Dixon Metro Area
$950Median Rent
$694 Dixon Metro Area
5 /10 - 7 /10
School Rating
38
Crime Index
100
National Crime Index
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Nelson's population is made up of 42% married, 33% single, 17% divorced and 9% widowed. Baby Boomers make up the largest percentage of the population at 43%, while Millennials have the second largest segment at 32%. Homeowners make up 72% of the population in Nelson.

136Population
34,204 Dixon Metro Area
381Population Density
  • 32% Male
  • 68% Female
42 Median Age
43 Dixon Metro Area
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The Per Capita income in Nelson is $27,261. The Median Household Income is $38,750 and the Nelson Unemployment Rate is 3%.

$27,261Income Per Capita
$29,343 Dixon Metro Area
$38,750Median Household Income
$59,986 Dixon Metro Area
20% Poverty Rate
12% Dixon Metro Area
3% Unemployment Rate
3% Dixon Metro Area
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$91,800Median Home Value
$119,900 Dixon Metro Area
$950Median Rent
$694 Dixon Metro Area
2Average Household Size
2 Dixon Metro Area

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Renters
28%
Home Owners
72%
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5 /10 - 7 /10
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East Coloma - Nelson Cesd 20 School District
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1602 Dixon Road, Rock Falls, IL, 61071
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K-8
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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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Crime Index
100
National Crime Index

Crime Index represents the risk of crime occurring in a area and is measured against national index of 100. If the Crime Index of an area is above 100 the crime in that area is relatively higher when compared to US. If the Crime Index of an area is below 100 the crime in that area is lower when compared to US.

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