Wellston, Ohio

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Wellston is a city in Jackson County, Ohio, United States, in the southeastern part of the state. Founded in 1873 as an iron and coal producing center, the city was named after founder Harvey Wells, a member of the Ohio Constitutional Convention. The city was incorporated in 1876. The population was 6,078 at the 2000 census.

Wellston is served by the Sylvester Memorial Public Library. In 2005, the library loaned more than 70,000 items to its 10,000 cardholders, and it had total holdings of over 31,000 volumes with over 90 periodical subscriptions.[3]

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Geography

Wellston is located at 39°7′11″N 82°32′3″W / 39.11972°N 82.53417°W / 39.11972; -82.53417 (39.119693, -82.534139).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18.3 km2), of which, 7.0 square miles (18.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (1.13%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,078 people, 2,359 households, and 1,644 families residing in the city. The population density was 872.4 people per square mile (336.7/km2). There were 2,615 housing units at an average density of 375.3/sq mi (144.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.08% White, 0.36% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.

There were 2,359 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.02.

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