Income/capita 50%
Household income 34%
Unemployment 37%
Income per capita$14,849$31,502$29,829
Median household income$36,250$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$37,292$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,250$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$32,917$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$18,333$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate6.4%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level17.4%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Nelson is 50% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Nelson is 34% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Nelson is 37% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Nelson is 15% higher than the national average

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      Nelson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector28.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services4.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services0.0%25.0%
      Public administration0.0%8.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities32.0%4.2%
      Education, health & social services0.0%20.8%

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      Grand Detour, IL489$98,85479%
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      Como, IL408$52,6565%
      Dixon, IL14,802$51,0008%
      Nelson, IL132$36,25034%

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      Nelson, IL132$36,25034%
      Source: The Nelson, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).