Wellston, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 5,526 (83% urban, 17% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 
Males: 2,350  (42.5%)
Females: 3,176  (57.5%)
Median resident age:

38.4 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 45692.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,598 (it was $30,021 in 2000)
Wellston:

$39,598
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,273 (it was $13,476 in 2000)

Wellston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $77,624 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Wellston:

$77,624
OH:

$144,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $555.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wellston: 75.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.4%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wellston, OH (2010)
    • 5,51297.3%White alone
    • 641.1%Two or more races
    • 400.7%Hispanic
    • 210.4%American Indian alone
    • 110.2%Black alone
    • 140.2%Asian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

Races in Wellston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Wellston, Ohio as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wellston is 467 to 1.


Crime rates in Wellston by year

Type

2009

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(53.8)
1
(18.1)
5
(90.9)
2
(36.6)
2
(36.1)
3
(54.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(16.9)
2
(35.9)
2
(36.1)
5
(90.9)
6
(109.9)
1
(18.1)
1
(18.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(16.9)
7
(125.5)
1
(18.1)
2
(36.3)
10
(183.2)
8
(144.6)
7
(127.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(101.3)
63
(1,130)
43
(776.7)
37
(672.4)
40
(732.7)
21
(379.5)
33
(599.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(405.2)
186
(3,335)
153
(2,764)
115
(2,090)
115
(2,107)
63
(1,138)
116
(2,107)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
12
(215.2)
17
(307.1)
7
(127.2)
6
(109.9)
5
(90.4)
5
(90.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.3)
1
(18.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)31.7308.6218.4284.4243.3142.6208.0

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Crime rate in Wellston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 11 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Ohio average:

2.00
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Ancestries: Irish (25.3%), American (15.8%), German (12.5%), English (4.6%), French (4.0%), Dutch (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 6.97 square miles.

Population density: 793 people per square mile   (low).

Wellston, Ohio map

19 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Ohio:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,000 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $815 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (49.2 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (64.9 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (329.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hamden, OH (1.7 miles ),
Coalton, OH (2.0 miles ),
Jackson, OH (2.7 miles ),
McArthur, OH (3.0 miles ),
Wilkesville, OH (3.4 miles),
Zaleski, OH (3.7 miles ),
Vinton, OH (3.8 miles ),
Oak Hill, OH (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 39.12 N, Longitude: 82.53 W

Area code: 740

Distribution of median household income in Wellston, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wellston, OH in 2017
Wellston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $68,400
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $43,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $91,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Wellston, OH residents
Average permit cost in Wellston, OH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
Ohio:

4.1%
Historical population in Wellston, OH
Historical housing units in Wellston, OH
Most common industries in Wellston, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Food (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (10.0%)
  • Food (4.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.4%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Food (9.3%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Wellston, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)

Average climate in Wellston, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wellston-area historical tornado activity is below Ohio state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.4 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 F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.6 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.

Earthquake activity:

Wellston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from Wellston center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 186.3 miles away from Wellston center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 292.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 138.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wellston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wellston:

  • ASSURITY HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (107 SOUTH OHIO AVENUE)
  • EDGEWOOD MANOR OF WELLSTON (405 NORTH PARK AVENUE)
  • JENKINS MEMORIAL HEALTH FACILITY (142 JENKINS MEMORIAL ROAD)
  • MAPLE HEIGHTS NURSING HOME (406 E A ST)

Heliports located in Wellston:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wellston:

  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 28 miles; Athens, OH; Full-time enrollment: 26,181)
  • Hocking College (about 28 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,146)
  • Shawnee State University (about 37 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Ohio Christian University (about 40 miles; Circleville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 46 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Marshall University (about 49 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 56 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)

Public high school in Wellston:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wellston:

Private elementary/middle school in Wellston:

  • STS PETER & PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 129, Location: 229 S NEW YORK AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Wellston

Library in Wellston:

  • SYLVESTER MEMORIAL WELLSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $515,370; Location: 135 E. SECOND ST.; 38,791 books; 1,072 audio materials; 2,211 video materials; 266 state licensed databases; 94 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • You should add New Covenant Worship Center to your church listings. It is located at 12567 State Route 327. The phone number is 740-384-5050
  • The University of Rio Grande with 2984 students is only 25 miles from Wellston.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wellston: Jackson County Fairground (A), Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Services Station 8 Wellston (B), Wellston Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wellston include: Apostolic Tabernacle of Praise (A), Cornerstone Word of Life Church (B), Faith Baptist Church (C), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (E), Wellston Presbyterian Church (F), Wellston Church of God (G), Trinity United Methodist Church (H), Nazarene Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Ridgewood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Banquet Foods Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sand Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Buckeye Furnace State Memorial (Museums; 123 Buckeye Park Road).

Birthplace of: Fred Olen Ray - Professional wrestler, Jeff Montgomery (baseball) - Baseball player, Pete Abele - Politician, John Sylvester - Navy Vice Admiral, Timothy Sylvester Hogan (judge) - Federal judge.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.8%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.7%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
101 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
122 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Wellston (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Wellston: The First National Bank Of Wellston at 101 East A Street, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $95.0 mil, Deposits: $82.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Midwest Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Milton Banking Company: at 123 South Ohio Avenue, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $125.6 mil, Deposits: $114.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Milton Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: Wellston Branch at 109 North Ohio Ave, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Wellston:

Marital status in Wellston, OH
  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

For population 25 years and over in Wellston:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Ohio average:

10.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wellston
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wellston, OH (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,71155
Mainline Protestant3,77523
Other6385
Catholic3502
None23,751-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Jackson County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Jackson County:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Jackson County:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.3%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jackson County:

15.8%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wellston:

47.1%
State:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.9%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Wellston:

29.1
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wellston:

23.4%
Ohio:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wellston:

13.7%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wellston:

6.6
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wellston:

31.6%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Wellston:

51.8%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.4%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wellston, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 10$36,504$43,8052$2,894
Police Protection - Officers 9$27,540$36,7205$8,207
Sewerage 5$18,916$45,3982$886
Financial Administration 3$8,187$32,7481$425
Other Government Administration 2$5,035$30,2109$1,594
Firefighters 2$6,396$38,3763$2,666
Streets and Highways 2$5,721$34,3260$0
Solid Waste Management 2$10,731$64,3860$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,130$25,5600$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,258$51,0960$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 37$125,418$40,67622$16,672

Wellston government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $676,000 ($122.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $400,000 ($72.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $390,000 ($70.58)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,212,000 ($219.33)
    Regular Highways: $1,064,000 ($192.54)
    Police Protection: $888,000 ($160.69)
    Sewerage: $708,000 ($128.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $401,000 ($72.57)
    General - Other: $326,000 ($58.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $210,000 ($38.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $154,000 ($27.87)
    Financial Administration: $97,000 ($17.55)
    Central Staff Services: $64,000 ($11.58)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $29,000 ($5.25)
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000 ($2.90)
    Corrections - Other: $11,000 ($1.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $129,000 ($23.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,417,000 ($256.42)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $51,000 ($9.23)

Wellston government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $784,000 ($141.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $358,000 ($64.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $71,000 ($12.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $66,000 ($11.94)
    Rents: $47,000 ($8.51)
    General Revenue - Other: $43,000 ($7.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,000 ($3.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,483,000 ($268.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $676,000 ($122.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $509,000 ($92.11)
    Highways: $343,000 ($62.07)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,112,000 ($201.23)
    Property: $388,000 ($70.21)
    Motor Vehicle License: $45,000 ($8.14)
    Death and Gift: $35,000 ($6.33)
    Corporation Net Income: $15,000 ($2.71)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000 ($1.63)
    Amusements License: $1,000 ($0.18)
    Amusements Sales: $1,000 ($0.18)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($0.18)

Wellston government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,416,000 ($2427.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,895,000 ($2152.55)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,521,000 ($275.24)

Wellston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $55,000 ($9.95)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,721,000 ($854.33)

4.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015

Here:

4.71%
Ohio average:

5.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Gallia County, OH  0.57% ($29,954 average AGI)
from Vinton County, OH  0.49% ($31,554)
from Ross County, OH  0.48% ($42,764)


4.37% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
Ohio average:

5.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Franklin County, OH  0.53% ($37,433 average AGI)
to Ross County, OH  0.49% ($33,429)
to Vinton County, OH  0.45% ($26,294)
Businesses in Wellston, OH
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Dairy Queen1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Domino's Pizza1McDonald's1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS1
Kroger1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wellston:

  • WYPC (1330 AM; 1 kW; WELLSTON, OH; Owner: JACKSON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXIC (660 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WAVERLY, OH; Owner: CRYSTAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

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.)
  • WAJB-LP (92.5 FM; WELLSTON, OH; Owner: THE CALVARY CONNECTION INDEPENDENT HOLINESS CHURCH)
  • WOUB-FM (91.3 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXIZ (100.9 FM; WAVERLY, OH; Owner: CRYSTAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WRYV (101.5 FM; GALLIPOLIS, OH; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WFCB (93.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W214BI (90.7 FM; PIKETON, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXZQ (100.1 FM; PIKETON, OH; Owner: DBA PIKETON COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJKW (95.9 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WYVK (92.1 FM; MIDDLEPORT, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)

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)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWHO (Channel 53; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
Wellston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Wellston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 53.5mTotal length
  • $120,000Total costs
  • 86,529Total average daily traffic
  • 8,155Total average daily truck traffic
  • 91,978Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wellston, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 72000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wellston, OH

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wellston)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: KO5222, Licensee ID: L00021169,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.730 MHz, Grant Date: 08/09/2000, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Registrant: Jackson County Broadcasting, Inc., 295 E. Main Street, Jackson, OH 45640

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 200 N Pennsylvania Ave (Lat: 39.125083 Lon: -82.531000), Call Sign: KNIE863,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.100 MHz, Grant Date: 01/16/2014, Expiration Date: 03/28/2024, Registrant: Wellston Fire Department, 200 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Wellston, OH 45692, Phone: (740) 384-2128, Fax: (740) 384-0114, Email:
  • 9 Km Ese (Lat: 39.087028 Lon: -82.428778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 82 m, Overall height: 83 m, Call Sign: KQD483,
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.7400 MHz, 45.0200 MHz, 45.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2012, Expiration Date: 03/19/2022, Certifier: R D Myers, Registrant: Ohio State Highway Patrol, 1970 West Braod Street, Columbus, OH 43223, Phone: (614) 466-4017, Fax: (614) 466-8243, Email:
  • St Rt 124 1 Mi E St Rt 327 (Lat: 39.080639 Lon: -82.522389), Call Sign: WNFN789,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.500 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2001, Expiration Date: 01/24/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/07/2002, Registrant: Columbus Southern Power Company Dba American Electric Power, 1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215-2373, Phone: (614) 836-4073
  • Jackson Vinton Co Line Se .8 Mi S Of Sr 124 (Lat: 39.087861 Lon: -82.430167), Call Sign: WNID924,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.7800 MHz, 153.500 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2000, Expiration Date: 03/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/07/2002, Registrant: Columbus Southern Power Company Dba American Electric Power, 1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215-2373, Phone: (614) 836-4090
  • 422 Lake Alma Rd (Lat: 39.149167 Lon: -82.515833), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPWK721,
    Assigned Frequencies: 169.500 MHz, Grant Date: 12/03/2012, Expiration Date: 12/09/2022, Certifier: Dean Bolton, Registrant: Oema, 2855 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43235, Phone: (614) 889-7154, Fax: (614) 889-7183, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • WELLSTON, Lat: 39.120611 Lon: -82.547500, Call Sign: WQGP293,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2017, Expiration Date: 03/14/2027, Certifier: Mark Jacobs, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • N WELLSTON, 795 N Minnesota Ave (Lat: 39.140000 Lon: -82.544444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQQU724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/05/2023, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • MARCS INDIAN, 5.5 Miles Ese (Lat: 39.086944 Lon: -82.428889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 83.2 m, Call Sign: WQUT305,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz... (+22 more), Grant Date: 10/03/2014, Expiration Date: 10/03/2024, Certifier: Kyle Quillen, Registrant: Agile Network Builders LLC, 213 Market Ave N, Suite 310, Canton, OH 44702, Phone: (888) 494-0549, Fax: (330) 451-5720, Email:
  • Indian Camp TS, Jackson Vinton County Line 1.28 Km S Of St Rt 124 (Lat: 39.087833 Lon: -82.430167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Overall height: 67 m, Call Sign: WAA833, Licensee ID: L00268142,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6695.00 MHz, 6635.00 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6585.00 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 09/11/2012, Expiration Date: 10/29/2022, Certifier: Daniel L Gibbens, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation
  • Route 788 (Lat: 39.106167 Lon: -82.578750), Overall height: 62.2 m, Call Sign: WLI435, Licensee ID: L00021169,
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.125 MHz, Grant Date: 12/29/1987, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Registrant: Jackson County Broadcasting, Inc., 295 E. Main Street, Jackson, OH 45640

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wellston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8250X , Serial Number: 17248750, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 11/25/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Edmund L Maerker, 39875 State Route 93, Wellston, OH 45692

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 94. The highest number of reported fires - 168 took place in 2007, and the least - 47 in 2005. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Wellston, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (52.3%), and Outside Fires (33.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wellston, OH
    • 83252.3%Structure Fires
    • 53533.6%Outside Fires
    • 22314.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wellston, OH
Most common first names in Wellston, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary9578.8 years
John9475.5 years
William8873.5 years
James8170.7 years
Charles7374.9 years
Robert5669.4 years
George4975.1 years
Margaret4382.7 years
Ruth4077.4 years
Helen3778.5 years
Most common last names in Wellston, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3878.1 years
Davis3873.6 years
King2974.0 years
Williams2571.6 years
Leach2573.6 years
Martin2470.8 years
Collins2476.1 years
Clark2381.2 years
Downard2370.3 years
Miller2277.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wellston, OH
  • 68.3%Utility gas
  • 30.2%Electricity
  • 0.9%Coal or coke
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wellston, OH
  • 51.2%Electricity
  • 46.7%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Other fuel


Wellston compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Wellston on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 (45692) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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