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The City of Nelson had a population of 1,439 as of July 1, 2016. Nelson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Nelson is located at latitude 34.379 and longitude -84.3708 in Pickens County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nelson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pickens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,240 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Nelson are located in Pickens County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Cherokee County.
The City of Nelson (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Nelson is located within Ball Ground Division of Pickens County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nelson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||1,439|
|Population in Familes||1,276|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.78|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||567 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||425 (75.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||92 (16.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||50 ( 8.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$179,921|
|Average Home Value||$207,547|
|Median Household Income||$55,005|
|Average Household Income||$71,182|
|Per Capita Income||$25,045|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.73%|
|Per Capita Income||2.18%|
The table below compares Nelson to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.
|Total Population||# 321||49th|
|Population Density1||# 161||74th|
|Diversity Index2||# 587||6th|
|Median Household Income||# 82||87th|
|Per Capita Income||# 105||83rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.