Nelson, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Nelson, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Nelson had a population of 204 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Nelson is located at latitude 38.9947 and longitude -93.0327 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nelson encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 673 feet.

The City of Nelson (GNIS ID: 2395166) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Nelson is located within Township of Arrow Rock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

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Nelson, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 204
Population in Households 192
Population in Familes 149
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 620
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $44,602
Average Household Income $57,343
Per Capita Income $21,842


Total Housing Units 96 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $54,545
Average Home Value $186,719


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 56
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.74% 0.2%
Households 0.61% 0.24%
Families 1.14% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Nelson, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelson to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 731 29th
Population Density # 625 40th
Diversity Index # 518 50th
Median Household Income # 508 51st
Per Capita Income # 636 38th

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