Last Names NELSON

 

National Statistics

Summary

  • NELSON is ranked as the 32nd most popular family name in the United States with an estimated population of 520,118.
  • This name is in the 99th percentile, this means that nearly 0% of all the last names are more popular.
  • There are 163.12 people named NELSON for every 100,000 Americans.
  • This name is most often used as a last name, 86% of the time.
  • Based on US Census Bureau data the estimated population of people named NELSON is 486,819, the rank is 40 and the proportion per 100k Americans named NELSON is 152.81.

Last Names NELSON
National Statistics

MyNameStats statistics:

  • Population Est. 520,118 +/-0.5%
  • National Rank 32
  • Percentile Rank 1.00
  • Proportion/100k 163.1

US Census Bureau statistics:

  • Population Estimate 486,819
  • National Rank 40
  • Proportion/100k 152.81

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Race and Ethinicity

Summary

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name NELSON is 80.3% White, 1.7% Hispanic origin, 14.9% Black, 0.5% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.5% Two or More Races, and 1.1% American Indian or Alaskan Native. These figures should be considered only as a rough estimate. The purpose of this graph is to compare the name's specific race and Hispanic origin distribution to the distribution in the general population of the US.

The vertical blue bars represent the race distribution of people that have the name. The yellow horizontal lines represent the race distribution of the general population. The amount by which the blue bars extend past the yellow horizontal lines determines how likely a person with the name will be part of a given race or Hispanic origin group.

On this basis, the people with the name NELSON have a higher likelyhood of being White and a lower likelyhood of being Hispanic origin.

Ethnic and Cultural Name Categories

The first name NELSON is included in the following name catgories:
  • Not Categorized

Race & Hispanic origin distribution
of the people with the name NELSON

Race or Hisp. origin % people named % general pop. % diff.
White 80.3% 63.9% 16.4%
Hispanic origin 1.7% 16.3% -14.6%
Black 14.9% 12.3% 2.6%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0.5% 4.9% -4.4%
Two or more races 1.5% 1.8% -0.3%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1.1% 0.7% 0.4%
 

State Statistics for Popularity and Rank

Summary

  • The state with the most people named NELSON is California where 52,621 people have this name.
  • Minnesota is the state where you are most likely to meet a person named NELSON, as 690.96 in every 100,000 Minnesotans have this name.
  • Highest percentile rank of any state for this name is 99th, this rank was reached in the states of Minnesota.
  • Minnesota is the state with the biggest positive difference between the actual state population and the projected state population based on the national average. (where the blue bar extends past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 more people than projected.
  • The state with the biggest negative difference is Pennsylvania (where the blue bar does not extend past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 1 fewer people than projected.
Midwest State Statistics Last-Names NELSON State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Illinois 22,121 171.74 100.0% Indiana 7,605 115.28 99.9% Iowa 9,232 297.12 100.0% Kansas 5,900 203.17 100.0% Michigan 14,455 145.87 100.0% Minnesota 37,707 690.96 100.0% Missouri 4,028 134.55 99.7% Nebraska 6,380 339.07 100.0% North Dakota 4,905 663.34 100.0% Ohio 10,254 88.45 100.0% South Dakota 5,146 603.22 100.0% Wisconsin 19,648 341.26 100.0%

Midwest States
State stats for the first name NELSON

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Illinois 22,121 171.74 100.0%
Indiana 7,605 115.28 99.9%
Iowa 9,232 297.12 100.0%
Kansas 5,900 203.17 100.0%
Michigan 14,455 145.87 100.0%
Minnesota 37,707 690.96 100.0%
Missouri 4,028 134.55 99.7%
Nebraska 6,380 339.07 100.0%
North Dakota 4,905 663.34 100.0%
Ohio 10,254 88.45 100.0%
South Dakota 5,146 603.22 100.0%
Wisconsin 19,648 341.26 100.0%
West State Statistics Last-Names NELSON State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alaska 2,023 274.56 99.9% Arizona 13,596 201.98 100.0% California 52,621 135.61 100.0% Colorado 11,041 206.16 100.0% Hawaii 1,457 102.64 99.9% Idaho 5,832 356.84 100.0% Montana 3,742 365.56 100.0% Nevada 4,833 170.24 100.0% New Mexico 2,758 132.24 99.8% Oregon 10,704 269.6 100.0% Utah 12,397 421.27 100.0% Washington 22,107 313.06 100.0% Wyoming 1,651 282.55 100.0%

West States
State stats for the first name NELSON

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alaska 2,023 274.56 99.9%
Arizona 13,596 201.98 100.0%
California 52,621 135.61 100.0%
Colorado 11,041 206.16 100.0%
Hawaii 1,457 102.64 99.9%
Idaho 5,832 356.84 100.0%
Montana 3,742 365.56 100.0%
Nevada 4,833 170.24 100.0%
New Mexico 2,758 132.24 99.8%
Oregon 10,704 269.6 100.0%
Utah 12,397 421.27 100.0%
Washington 22,107 313.06 100.0%
Wyoming 1,651 282.55 100.0%
Northeast State Statistics Last-Names NELSON State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Connecticut 4,378 121.71 99.9% Maine 1,630 122.53 99.7% Massachusetts 7,042 104.4 99.9% New Hampshire 1,747 131.69 99.9% New Jersey 8,412 94.12 100.0% New York 15,442 78.2 100.0% Pennsylvania 9,911 77.51 100.0% Rhode Island 1,085 102.79 99.8% Vermont 725 115.74 99.8%

Northeast States
State stats for the first name NELSON

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Connecticut 4,378 121.71 99.9%
Maine 1,630 122.53 99.7%
Massachusetts 7,042 104.4 99.9%
New Hampshire 1,747 131.69 99.9%
New Jersey 8,412 94.12 100.0%
New York 15,442 78.2 100.0%
Pennsylvania 9,911 77.51 100.0%
Rhode Island 1,085 102.79 99.8%
Vermont 725 115.74 99.8%
South State Statistics Last-Names NELSON State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alabama 8,789 181.23 99.9% Arkansas 4,753 160.25 99.9% Delaware 729 77.93 99.8% Dist. of Columbia 1,034 156.96 99.8% Florida 24,716 124.24 100.0% Georgia 12,115 119.98 99.9% Kentucky 4,252 96.34 99.8% Louisiana 5,466 117.56 99.9% Maryland 6,935 116.04 100.0% Mississippi 4,028 134.55 99.7% North Carolina 11,156 112.19 99.9% Oklahoma 5,899 152.12 99.9% South Carolina 6,742 139.51 99.9% Tennessee 9,346 142.71 99.9% Texas 31,142 115.52 100.0% Virginia 9,597 115.26 100.0% West Virginia 2,719 146.94 99.8%

South States
State stats for the first name NELSON

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alabama 8,789 181.23 99.9%
Arkansas 4,753 160.25 99.9%
Delaware 729 77.93 99.8%
Dist. of Columbia 1,034 156.96 99.8%
Florida 24,716 124.24 100.0%
Georgia 12,115 119.98 99.9%
Kentucky 4,252 96.34 99.8%
Louisiana 5,466 117.56 99.9%
Maryland 6,935 116.04 100.0%
Mississippi 4,028 134.55 99.7%
North Carolina 11,156 112.19 99.9%
Oklahoma 5,899 152.12 99.9%
South Carolina 6,742 139.51 99.9%
Tennessee 9,346 142.71 99.9%
Texas 31,142 115.52 100.0%
Virginia 9,597 115.26 100.0%
West Virginia 2,719 146.94 99.8%
 

Full Names with NELSON as a Last Name

Summary

Shown are the top 20 most likely full names that have NELSON as a last name. The length of the bars represents an estimate of the the number of people with the name expressed as a percentage of all the people named NELSON.

The most popular full name is David NELSON. 1.83% of all the people named NELSON have this given name.

There are 7531 first names associated with this last name.

Top 20 Last Names
paired with the first name NELSON

Rank Full Name % of pop
1 David NELSON 1.83%
2 James NELSON 1.60%
3 Robert NELSON 1.51%
4 John NELSON 1.50%
5 Michael NELSON 1.18%
6 Mary NELSON 1.05%
7 Richard NELSON 1.02%
8 Barbara NELSON 0.90%
9 Donald NELSON 0.81%
10 Charles NELSON 0.79%
11 William NELSON 0.77%
12 Mark NELSON 0.72%
13 Linda NELSON 0.69%
14 Thomas NELSON 0.66%
15 Gary NELSON 0.65%
16 Patricia NELSON 0.60%
17 Eric NELSON 0.59%
18 Brian NELSON 0.59%
19 Kenneth NELSON 0.58%
20 Carol NELSON 0.56%