Nelson CDP, Arizona
Population 1,002

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$106,900
Half are $94,700 - $119,100
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$1,284
With a Mortgage
Median Year Housing Built
1992
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$38,000
Poverty Rate
30%
Unemployment Rate
14.6%
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
70%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
10%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
3%
Ages 25+
Demographics
Young Adult Singles
36%
Ages 18-39

The city of Nelson is a rural city located in southern Arizona. It is one of 5 cities in Pima County. While many may refer to Nelson as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP).

Nelson, AZ is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Nelson, AZ is a part of the Tucson, AZ Metro Area.

Housing

1992

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

$106,900

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$1,284

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

2.8

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

Employment

$38,370

Median Household Income

40.0

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

30%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$13,421

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

97%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Nelson, AZ generally make around 9681% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices.

14.6%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Nelson, AZ, 82% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

18%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Nelson, AZ, 82% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
30%
High School Graduate
60%
Associate's degree
5%
Bachelor's degree
2%
Master's degree
3%
Professional school degree
0%
Doctorate degree
0%
70%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

10%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

3%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

Demographics

1,002

Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
9%
Children 10-17
6%
Young Adult Singles
36%
Middle Aged and Married
12%
Seniors
1%
Other
35%
36%

Young Adult Singles (Ages 18-39)

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Race and Ethnicity

The Office of Management Budget (OMB) and Census Bureau consider race and ethnicity as two distinct concepts. A person's race and whether they are of Hispanic origing are self reported to the Census Bureau according to which group they most closely identify. In 1997, the OMB revised the racial classification to include categories for two or more races. Because of criticism for treating these as separate questions and because many residents consider race and ethnicity to be the same, the Race and Ethnicity chart below shows those that consider themselves to be Non-Hispanic for each race with those that consider themselves Hispanic as a separate group.

Race

White
68%
Black
13%
American Indian or Alaskan
3%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
15%
Two Plus Races
0%

Hispanic and Latino Races

White
62%
Black
0%
American Indian and Alaskan
0%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
38%
Two Plus Races
0%

Race and Ethnicity

White
43%
Black
13%
American Indian or Alaskan
3%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
0%
Two Plus Races
0%
Hispanic
40%

Hispanic and Latino Origins

Mexican
97%
Puerto Rican
0%
Cuban
0%
Dominican
2%
Central American
0%
South American
0%
Other
1%
65

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Nelson, AZ are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Nelson, AZ weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at TUCSON 17 NW.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 98% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 93% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are lower than 90% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSAZ
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0258704
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0007126
Region2013 ACS4
Division2013 ACS8
State FIPS2013 ACS04
Place FIPS2013 ACS49100
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusNelson CDP
Name2013 ACSNelson CDP, Arizona
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779777
Place ANSI2010 Census02582830
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US0449100
GEOID2013 ACS0449100
Population2010 Census259
Population2013 ACS1,002
Housing Units2010 Census100
Housing Units2013 ACS113
Land Area2010 Census0.4 square miles
Land Area2013 ACS0.5 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS2,102.1 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[32.424075,-111.270066], [32.435533,-111.259729],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS32.429828381291, -111.26489147017
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census06