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Ancestries: German (29.7%), Irish (11.8%), Danish (9.1%), Czech (7.0%), English (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (5.9%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated on 05/11/1883
Elevation: 1700 feet
Land area: 0.81 square miles.
Population density: 591 people per square mile
Home Value Estimate
For population 25 years and over in Nelson:
High school or higher: 94.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.3 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Nelson city:
Never married: 13.5%
Now married: 51.0%
2 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Nelson, Nebraska as of January 25, 2015. The ratio of number of residents in Nelson to the number of sex offenders is 479 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $952 (1.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $340 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (84.4 miles , pop. 225,581).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (516.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Nora, NE (2.4 miles)
Oak, NE (3.0 miles)
Ruskin, NE (3.3 miles)
Deweese, NE (3.3 miles)
Lawrence, NE (3.4 miles ),
Superior, NE (3.5 miles ),
Edgar, NE (3.6 miles ),
Hardy, NE (3.9 miles)
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Nelson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 125% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.9 miles away from the Nelson city center killed 4 peopleand injured 50 peopleand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 peopleand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Nelson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 182.6 miles away from the city center On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 709.4 miles away from Nelson center, causing $26,000,000 total damage On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 418.1 miles away from the city center On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 285.9 miles away from the city center On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 293.0 miles away from Nelson center On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 95.0 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
The number of natural disasters in Nuckolls County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals and medical centers in Nelson:
NELSON GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (150 WEST 8TH STREET)
Other hospitals and medical centers near Nelson:
GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - SUPERIOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SUPERIOR, NE)
ROSE BROOK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; EDGAR, NE)
NELSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $20,526; Location: 10 WEST 3RD STREET; 10,096 books; 48 audio materials; 269 video materials; 20 state licensed databases; 6 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)
Notable locations in Nelson: Farmers Union Cooperative Association Elevator (A), Harbine Park Campground (B), Nuckolls County Courthouse (C), Nuckolls County Sheriffs Office (D), Nelson Public Library (E), Nelson Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Services (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Nelson include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Nelson Community United Church of Christ (B), Church of Christ (C), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map
Court: County Offices - County Court (150 South Main Street).
Nuckolls County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Drinking water stations with addresses in Nelson and their reported violations in the past:
NELSON, CITY OF (Population served: 627, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2002), St Public Notif received (2 times from DEC-10-2002 to DEC-12-2002)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-11-1999), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-1999)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-1998), St Public Notif received (DEC-10-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.9%
(21.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
Gay men: 0.4% of all households
43 people in nursing homes in 2000
Nelson compared to Nebraska state average:
Median household income below state average.
Median house value significantly below state average.
Unemployed percentage below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age significantly above state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in above state average.
House age above state average.
Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
Number of college students below state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Banks with branches in Nelson (2011 data):
Commercial Bank: at Fourth And Main (S.W. Corner), branch established on 1894/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $29.2 mil, Deposits: $23.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: C L C Enterprises, Inc.
10 N Park St (Lat: 40.204167 Lon: -98.059778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPRH500 Assigned Frequencies: 458.187 MHz Grant Date: 09/15/2005, Expiration Date: 09/22/2015, Certifier: Bob Byrkit Registrant: Pierce Electronics, 1970 V Road, Mankato, KS 66956, Phone: (785) 378-3158, Fax: (785) 378-3403, Email:
Nelson City Water Tower (Lat: 40.300000 Lon: -98.064222), Call Sign: KAB421 Assigned Frequencies: 153.635 MHz, 153.650 MHz Grant Date: 10/01/2011, Expiration Date: 12/16/2021 Registrant: Platte Valley Comm Of Hastings, 300 West J Street, Hastings, NE 68901, Phone: (402) 463-7077, Fax: (402) 463-0450, Email:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
NELSON, Se 1/4 Of The Se 1/4 Of Section 35, Township 3 N, Range 7 W (Lat: 40.179194 Lon: -98.070861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Overall height: 151.2 m, Call Sign: WQHK995 Assigned Frequencies: 6715.62 MHz Grant Date: 08/28/2007, Expiration Date: 08/28/2017, Certifier: John E Rooney Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
Nelson, 3555 Road Pq (Lat: 40.197833 Lon: -98.078583), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQNR969 Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz Grant Date: 05/04/2011, Expiration Date: 06/02/2020, Certifier: Frank Dirico Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:
3.5 Miles Southeast Of Nelson (Lat: 40.161389 Lon: -98.026139), Call Sign: KQZ736 Assigned Frequencies: 152.840 MHz Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Certifier: Frank A Schueneman Registrant: Windstream Communications, Inc., 1101 17th Street, Nw, Suite 802, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 223-7664, Fax: (202) 223-7669, Email:
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:
Call Sign: KN0YNE, Licensee ID: L00243016 Grant Date: 11/03/1997, Expiration Date: 11/03/2007, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2002 Registrant: Paul E Buresh, 137 W 4th, Nelson, NE 68961
Call Sign: WB0DTZ Grant Date: 02/22/1994, Expiration Date: 02/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2006 Registrant: Richard D Flower Sr, 24 S Nevada St, Nelson, NE 68961
Call Sign: WD0AVL, Licensee ID: L01388594 Grant Date: 04/09/2008, Expiration Date: 07/07/2018, Certifier: Steven D Troudt Registrant: Steven D Troudt, 578 S Porter, Nelson, NE 68961
Call Sign: K0YNE, Previous Call Sign: KN0YNE, Licensee ID: L00243016 Grant Date: 04/25/2012, Expiration Date: 05/04/2022, Certifier: Paul E Buresh Registrant: Paul E Buresh, 137 W 4th, Nelson, NE 68961
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: KOLB AIRCRAFT CO TWINSTAR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle N-Number: 2671E , Serial Number: KB3020 Registrant (Individual): William L Statz, Po Box 2, Nelson, NE 68961
Aircraft: RANS AIRCRAFT RANS S-14 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle) N-Number: 2689E , Serial Number: RN3020, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 01/31/2008 Registrant (Individual): William L Statz, Po Box 2, Nelson, NE 68961
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-400 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Turbo-prop) N-Number: 3659N , Serial Number: 400-0294, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 11/24/1980 Registrant (Individual): Jim Wehrman, 501 W 7th St, Nelson, NE 68961
Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 89404 , Serial Number: 8436, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 11/13/1955 Registrant (Individual): Jim Wehrman, 501 W 7th St, Nelson, NE 68961
Most common first names in Nelson, NE among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Nelson, NE among deceased individuals