Nelsonville, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nelsonville, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Nelsonville had a population of 157 as of July 1, 2016. Nelsonville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nelsonville is located at latitude 44.4902 and longitude -89.3036 in Portage County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Nelsonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Portage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The Village of Nelsonville (GNIS ID: 1583791) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. 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 Nelsonville 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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Nelsonville, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 157
Population in Households 157
Population in Familes 132
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 152
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 68 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (79.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $187,500
Average Home Value $183,796


Median Household Income $59,001
Average Household Income $74,539
Per Capita Income $29,014
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.13%
Households 0.26% 0.32%
Families 3.03% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.6%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.

Nelsonville, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelsonville to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin 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 # 711 8th
Population Density1 # 684 12th
Diversity Index2 # 500 36th
Median Household Income # 197 75th
Per Capita Income # 224 71st

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