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Nelson, Nebraska

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The location of Nelson

Welcome to Nelson ...

The city of Nelson is located in Nuckolls County and is the County Seat for Nuckolls County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Nelson has a population of 459 people<1> (see below for details).

Nelson is 1,690 feet [515 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Nelson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Nelson: (402) & (531)<3>

The ZIP code for Nelson: 68961<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nelson had a population of 488 people (which is 10.84% of the total population of Nuckolls County). This makes Nelson the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Nelson represents 0.03% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 199th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 488 people, the population of Nelson decreased 16.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 587 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Nelson had an population of 459 people. This is a decrease of 5.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.81% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Nelson.

Communities near Nelson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Nelson and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Davenport   [Map]   283   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Deshler   [Map]   739   E   18 miles [29 km]
Edgar   [Map]   451   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   369   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Guide Rock   [Map]   206   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hardy   [Map]   150   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Nelson.

Communities Also Named Nelson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 52 communities that are also named Nelson - they are located in Alabama (3), Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho (3), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia (2), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Nelson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nelson. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nelson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nelson. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Nelson:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nelson ...

Looking for more information about Nelson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Nelson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Nelson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Nuckolls County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nelson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nelson.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nelson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Nelson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nelson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nelson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nelson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nelson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2016, Longitude: -98.0674     [Map].

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