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Wellston, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Wellston had a population of 5,681 as of July 1, 2015.

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, 2015.

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Wellston, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,681
Population in Households 5,600
Population in Familes 4,492
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density1 815
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 2,272
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,498
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,477 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 795 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 271 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $61,779
Average Home Value $77,622


Median Household Income $33,370
Average Household Income $42,134
Per Capita Income $16,717
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.06%
Households 0.19% -0.03%
Families 0.5% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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 1,204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 266 78th
Population Density1 # 849 30th
Diversity Index2 # 903 26th
Median Household Income # 1108 8th
Per Capita Income # 1131 6th

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