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Nelson, Buffalo County, Wisconsin
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 201.0 km² (77.6 mi²). 183.0 km² (70.7 mi²) of it is land and 18.0 km² (6.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.95% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 586 people, 221 households, and 167 families residing in the town. The population density is 3.2/km² (8.3/mi²). There are 265 housing units at an average density of 1.4/km² (3.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.29% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.00% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. 1.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 221 households out of which 31.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% are married couples living together, 5.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% are non-families. 19.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.04.
In the town the population is spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 114.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 114.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $44,063, and the median income for a family is $49,000. Males have a median income of $27,750 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the town is $23,633. 7.6% of the population and 4.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.0% of those under the age of 18 and 19.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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