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Nelsonville, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Nelsonville in Portage County, Wisconsin.
Location of Nelsonville in Portage County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Portage
Area
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.71 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
1,073 ft (327 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 155
 • Estimate 
(2019)
151
 • Density 146.32/sq mi (56.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip code(s)
54407, 54458
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-56000
GNIS feature ID 1570168

Nelsonville is a village in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 155 at the 2010 census.

History

The village was named after Jerome Nelson, an Englishman who started a sawmill along the Tomorrow River in 1855. It was incorporated in 1913, in part in an effort to remove saloons that the town of Amherst refused to outlaw.

Geography

Nelsonville is located at 44°29′35″N 89°18′44″W / 44.49306°N 89.31222°W / 44.49306; -89.31222 (44.493067, -89.312358).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), of which, 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 187
1930 198 5.9%
1940 180 −9.1%
1950 188 4.4%
1960 170 −9.6%
1970 152 −10.6%
1980 199 30.9%
1990 171 −14.1%
2000 191 11.7%
2010 155 −18.8%
2019 (est.) 151 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 155 people, 61 households, and 39 families living in the village. The population density was 150.5 inhabitants per square mile (58.1/km2). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 65.0 per square mile (25.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.6% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 61 households, of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the village was 42.5 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

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