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Nelson is a town in Cheshire County, in the Keene metro area.
The community was named for Lord Horatio Nelson, British naval hero
The latitude of Nelson is 42.990N. The longitude is -72.131W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,729 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 634.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nelson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cheshire County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03457 ZIP code.
12% of Nelson residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nelson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nelson was $31,625, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Nelson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Nelson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $470. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,000.
Libraries in Nelson include Olivia Rodham Memorial Library ... View libraries
Cheshire County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nelson political report.
The average commute time for Nelson workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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