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Nelson, Illinois

Nelson is a village located in Lee County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 163.


\nNelson is located at 41°47'47" North, 89°36'17" West (41.796494, -89.604646)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²). 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 163 people, 64 households, and 49 families residing in the village. The population density is 273.6/km² (719.0/mi²). There are 70 housing units at an average density of 117.5/km² (308.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 96.32% White, 0.61% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 2.45% from two or more races. 6.13% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 64 households out of which 31.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% are married couples living together, 9.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% are non-families. 17.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 2.90. In the village the population is spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 111.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.6 males. The median income for a household in the village is $35,833, and the median income for a family is $37,500. Males have a median income of $33,125 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village is $15,043. 30.0% of the population and 15.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 60.0% are under the age of 18 and 9.1% are 65 or older.