Nelsonville, Wisconsin

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Nelsonville is a village in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 191 at the 2000 census.



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.[3]


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)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.81%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 191 people, 72 households, and 52 families residing in the village. The population density was 190.7 people per square mile (73.7/km²). There were 74 housing units at an average density of 73.9/sq mi (28.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.38% White, 1.05% Native American, and 1.57% from two or more races.

There were 72 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $23,438 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,708. None of the families and 2.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 13.0% of those over 64.


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