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Wellston, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Wellston had a population of 5,649 as of July 1, 2016. Wellston ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wellston is located at latitude 39.1174 and longitude -82.5376 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wellston (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 738 feet.

The City of Wellston (GNIS ID: 1086375) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wellston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wellston, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,649
Population in Households 5,568
Population in Familes 4,471
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density1 811
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 2,278
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,507
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,530 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,463 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 815 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 252 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $74,336
Average Home Value $90,920


Median Household Income $37,088
Average Household Income $47,394
Per Capita Income $19,092
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.17%
Households 0.2% -0.02%
Families 0.52% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wellston, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellston to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 268 78th
Population Density1 # 850 30th
Diversity Index2 # 932 23rd
Median Household Income # 1035 15th
Per Capita Income # 1055 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.