Nelson is located close to the center of Minnesota. Nelson is part of Douglas County. Nelson has 0.66 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Nelson population is 179, which has grown 4.07% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 9.44% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Nelson median household income is $54,583 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 58.79% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 29.12% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Nelson median house value is $102,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 57.69% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 51.31% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Nelson is much better than the state average in quality. The Nelson area code is 320.