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Population (year 2000): 6,078. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,025 (-0.9% change)
Males: 2,855 (47.0%), Females: 3,223 (53.0%)

Jackson County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $30,021 (year 2000)
Median house value: $58,500 (year 2000)

Wellston, OH residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Wellston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (19.4%), United States (14.8%), Irish (12.2%), English (7.8%), French (3.1%), Welsh (3.0%).Ohio

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 7.0 square miles

Wellston,

For population 25 years and over in Wellston

  • High school or higher: 72.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wellston city

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -83 (-1.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WV Huntington, (49.4 miles smythecramer.howardhanna.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OH Columbus, (67.9 miles pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (400.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: OH Hamden, (2.9 miles OH (5.3 miles Coalton, OH Jackson, (8.7 miles OH McArthur, (9.6 miles Wilkesville, OH (14.6 miles) , OH (14.8 miles Zaleski, Hill, OH (15.6 miles Oak Centerville, OH (16.4 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 11 buildings, average cost: $48,900
  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $60,400
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $49,800
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $44,300

Latitude: 39.12 N, Longitude: 82.53 W

Area code: 740

Wellston, Ohio business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.5%), Educational,health and social services (17.2%), Retail trade (13.8%).

Crime in Wellston (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (16.4 per 100,000)
  • 10 assaults (163.5 per 100,000)
  • 45 burglaries (735.9 per 100,000)
  • 173 thefts (2829.1 per 100,000)
  • 7 auto thefts (114.5 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 212.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Crime in Wellston (2004):
  • 1 murder (16.7 per 100,000)
  • 5 rapes (83.3 per 100,000)
  • 4 robberies (66.6 per 100,000)
  • 15 assaults (249.8 per 100,000)
  • 85 burglaries (1415.3 per 100,000)
  • 275 thefts (4578.8 per 100,000)
  • 18 auto thefts (299.7 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 421.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Wellston, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wellston,

Wellston-area historical tornado activity is below Ohio state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.9 miles away from the Wellston city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1968, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Wellston:
  • HOLZER MEDICAL CENTER-JACKSON (about 10 miles; JACKSON, OH)
  • HOLZER MEDICAL CENTER (about 30 miles; GALLIPOLIS, OH)
  • HOCKING VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; LOGAN, OH)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wellston:
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 52 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; ID: HTS)
  • RICKENBACKER INTERNATIONAL (about 54 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; ID: LCK)
  • PORT COLUMBUS INTL (about 65 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; ID: CMH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wellston:
  • JAMES A RHODES (about 11 miles; JACKSON, OH; ID: I43)
  • VINTON COUNTY (about 16 miles; MC ARTHUR, OH; ID: 22I)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY SNYDER FIELD (about 23 miles; ATHENS/ALBANY, OH; ID: UNI)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2 $3,651 $21,906 9 $1,457
Police Protection - Officers 11 $24,936 $27,202 2 $1,891
Firefighters 3 $8,349 $33,396 20 $9,607
Other and Unallocable 2 $4,877 $29,262 0 $0
Water Supply 14 $35,185 $30,158 1 $1,417
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   1 $213
Sewerage 4 $10,096 $30,288 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 4 $7,891 $23,673 0 $0
Streets and Highways 5 $11,001 $26,402 0 $0
Financial Administration 0 $0   4 $5,061
Totals for Government 45 $105,986 $28,262 37 $19,645
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wellston:
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 31 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,050)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 34 miles; ATHENS, OH; FT enrollment: 18,721)
  • SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; PORTSMOUTH, OH; FT enrollment: 2,849)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; FT enrollment: 12,361)
  • CAPITAL UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; FT enrollment: 3,187)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 64 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; FT enrollment: 2,999)
  • DENISON UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; GRANVILLE, OH; FT enrollment: 2,101)
Public high school in Wellston:
  • WELLSTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 528; Location: 200 GOLDEN ROCKET DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wellston:
  • BUNDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 478; Location: 525 W 7TH ST; Grades: PK - 02)
  • WELLSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 438; Location: 227 GOLDEN ROCKET DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WELLSTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 410; Location: 225 GOLDEN ROCKET DR; Grades: 03 - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Wellston:
  • SS PETER & PAUL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 126; Location: 229 S NEW YORK AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Wellston:
  • SYLVESTER MEMORIAL WELLSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $497,165; Location: 135 E. SECOND ST.; 32,265 books; 960 audio materials; 1,118 video materials; 110 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Jackson County Fairground (A).

Churches in Wellston include: Hope United Methodist Church (A), Apostolic Tabernacle of Praise (B), Nazarene Church (C), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Faith Baptist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (G), Trinity United Methodist Church (H).

Cemetery: Ridgewood Cemetery (1).

Reservoir: Banquet Foods Reservoir (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sand Run (A).

Post office: (A).  


Wellston compared to Ohio state average:
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Wellston:
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WYPC (1330 AM; 1 kW; WELLSTON, OH; Owner: JACKSON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMPO (1390 AM; 5 kW; MIDDLEPORT-POMEROY, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WNXT (1260 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
Strongest FM radio stations in Wellston:
  • WYRO (98.7 FM; MCARTHUR, OH; Owner: DAVIS BROADCASTING MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKOV-FM (96.7 FM; WELLSTON, OH; Owner: JACKSON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCJO (97.7 FM; JACKSON, OH; Owner: JACKSON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WOUH-FM (91.9 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKKJ (94.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOUB-FM (91.3 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WRYV (101.5 FM; GALLIPOLIS, OH; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WAJB-LP (92.5 FM; WELLSTON, OH; Owner: THE CALVARY CONNECTION INDEPENDENT HOLINESS CHURCH)
TV broadcast stations around Wellston:
  • WOUB-TV (Channel 20; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

 

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