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The City of Nelson had a population of 1,432 as of July 1, 2020. 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 34.382 and longitude -84.371 in Pickens County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nelson 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 Nelson-Tate-Marble Hill Division of Pickens County.
|Total Population||1,432 (100%)|
|Population in Households||1,432 (100.0%)|
|Population in Families||1,265 (88.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||0|
|Median Household Income||$55,241|
|Average Household Income||$77,182|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$27,182|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||555 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||425 (76.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||87 (15.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||43 ( 7.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$186,237|
|Average Home Value||$256,941|
|Housing Affordability Index3||189|
|Average Household Size||2.8|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.35%|
|Per Capita Income||2.33%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.55%|
The table below compares Nelson to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 323||48th|
|Population Density||# 169||73rd|
|Median Household Income||# 159||75th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 246||39th|
|Per Capita Income||# 150||76th|
|Diversity Index||# 591||6th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.