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Nelson, Nevada - Basic Facts

Nelson is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Nelson Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Clark County at latitude 35.708 and longitude -114.8247. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,976 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Nelson Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 4.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nelson: El Dorado, Eldorado.

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Nelson, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 37
Population in Households 36
Population in Familes 18
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 8
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 21
Average Household Size 1.71
Family Households 7
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 43 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 (11.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (51.2%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $62,500


Median Household Income $31,986
Average Household Income $37,520
Per Capita Income $23,718
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -13.55% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   3.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Nelson, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelson to the other 129 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 125 4th
Population Density1 # 120 8th
Diversity Index2 # 13 91st
Median Household Income # 121 7th
Per Capita Income # 67 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nevada Census Data Comparison Tool.