Nelsonville, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nelsonville, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Nelsonville had a population of 155 as of July 1, 2017. Nelsonville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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, 2017.

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Nelsonville, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 155
Daytime Population: Workers 38
Daytime Population: Residents 69
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 107
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 155
Population in Familes 130
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 150
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $68,852
Average Household Income $80,261
Per Capita Income $30,639


Total Housing Units 68 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $190,909
Average Home Value $192,308


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 46
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 0.0% 0.13%
Households 0.0% 0.33%
Families 2.3% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2017 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 # 712 8th
Population Density # 685 12th
Diversity Index # 668 13th
Median Household Income # 116 85th
Per Capita Income # 214 72nd

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