Nelson, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nelson, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Nelson Census Designated Place had a population of 273 as of July 1, 2017. Nelson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nelson is located at latitude 32.4298 and longitude -111.2649 in Pima County. The formal boundaries for the Nelson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pima County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,972 feet.

The Nelson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582830) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Nelson Census Designated Place is located within Marana Division of Pima County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nelson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Nelson, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 273
Daytime Population: Workers 3
Daytime Population: Residents 246
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 249
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 114
Population in Familes 93
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density2 573
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $29,960
Average Household Income $41,943
Per Capita Income $19,419


Total Housing Units 113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $144,318
Average Home Value $315,432


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 1.13
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.73% 0.65%
Households 1.76% 1.35%
Families 1.4% 1.33%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   0.5%

Nelson, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelson to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 333 27th
Population Density # 104 77th
Diversity Index # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 347 23rd
Per Capita Income # 238 47th

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