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Nelson is a city in Pickens County, in the Atlanta metro area. (The community straddles Pickens and Cherokee counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for John Nelson, landowner.
The latitude of Nelson is 34.381N. The longitude is -84.371W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,237 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 693.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nelson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pickens County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlanta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30107 ZIP code.
7% of Nelson residents report German ancestry, and 6% 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 $20,604, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% 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 $600. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,050.
Pickens County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nelson political report.
The average commute time for Nelson workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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