Nelsonville, Ohio

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Nelsonville is a city in northwestern Athens County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,230 at the 2000 census. Hocking College is located in Nelsonville.



Nelsonville is located at 39°27′19″N 82°13′32″W / 39.45528°N 82.22556°W / 39.45528; -82.22556 (39.455167, -82.225650)[3], along the Hocking River; Monday Creek flows through the eastern part of the city.[4] One of the main streets, Canal Street, is located on top of where the old Hocking Canal once ran.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²), all of it land.

Nelsonville is located on U.S. Route 33. Currently, a bypass is being planned for the city.[5]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,230 people, 2,036 households, and 1,060 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,051.9 people per square mile (406.3/km²). There were 2,273 housing units at an average density of 457.2/sq mi (176.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.22% White, 2.39% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

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