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Nelsonville, Ohio - Basic Facts

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The City of Nelsonville had a population of 5,450 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Nelsonville is located at latitude 39.459 and longitude -82.2204 in Athens County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nelsonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Athens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 679 feet.

The City of Nelsonville (GNIS ID: 2395168) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Nelsonville is located within Township of York, a minor civil division (MCD) of Athens County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nelsonville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nelsonville: Englishtown.

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Nelsonville, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,450
Population in Households 4,771
Population in Familes 3,095
Population in Group Qrtrs 679
Population Density2 1,114
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $28,366
Average Household Income $43,078
Per Capita Income $18,010


Total Housing Units 2,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 823 (36.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,139 (50.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 312 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $79,180
Average Home Value $99,088


Total Households 1,961
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 946
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% -0.01%
Households -0.05% 0.05%
Families 0.34% -0.19%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Nelsonville, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelsonville to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 272 78th
Population Density # 673 45th
Diversity Index # 516 58th
Median Household Income # 1196 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1164 4th

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