Nelson, WI Population

Population: 586. Estimated population in July 2020: 608 (+3.8% change)
Males: 313 (53.4%), Females: 273 (46.6%)

Buffalo County

Zip code: 54756

Median resident age: 41.6 years
Median household income: $44,063
Median house value: $73,300

Races in Nelson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Chinese (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (48.5%), Norwegian (25.4%), Irish (8.7%), English (6.1%), Swiss (5.1%), French (3.1%).

Elevation: 690 feet

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Nelson

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nelson town

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 66.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+3.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Nelson:

  • ST ELIZABETH HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; WABASHA, MN)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; DURAND, WI)
  • LAKE CITY MEDICAL CENTER MAYO HEALTH (about 20 miles; LAKE CITY, MN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Nelson:

  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 47 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Abbreviation: EAU)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 49 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; Abbreviation: RST)
  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 65 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Abbreviation: LSE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Nelson:

  • WINONA MUNI-MAX CONRAD FLD (about 33 miles; WINONA, MN; Abbreviation: ONA)
  • MENOMONIE MUNICIPAL-SCORE FIELD (about 34 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Abbreviation: W11)
  • RED WING RGNL (about 35 miles; RED WING, MN; Abbreviation: RGK)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nelson:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 32 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 37 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 42 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,368)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 44 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 44 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS (about 52 miles; RIVER FALLS, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,491)