|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Nelson is 126. Nelson, Illinois is the 17,695th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Nelson was in 1990, when its population was 174. In 1990, Nelson was the 17,163rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 17,695th largest city in the US. Nelson is currently 27.6% smaller than it was in 1990.
Nelson has shrunk 22.6% since the year 2000. Nelson, Illinois's growth is below average. 61% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|17693||La Grange, Tennessee||126||-8.0%|
|17696||New Castle, Virginia||126||-29.6%|
|17697||New Centerville, Pennsylvania||126||-34.7%|
|17698||Pick City, North Dakota||126||-24.0%|
The total voting age population of Nelson, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 94. The voting age population is 43.6% male and 56.4% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 10.3% of the residents of Nelson are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Nelson are 100.0% White. Additionally, 2.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Nelson, 19.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 30.0%. On a per-household basis, 11.9% of families are below the poverty line in Nelson.
Among those aged 16 and older, 56.3% of Nelson residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 89.5% of Nelson residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 2.3% have a bachelor's degree and 1.2% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Nelson residents aged 5 and older, 2.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Nelson is 8.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Nelson, 15.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Nelson is $31,667.
In Nelson, 58.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 41.7% of housing units in Nelson.
Of all the housing units in Nelson, 47.0% of them were build before 1940.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Nelson is $738.
In Nelson, 73.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.