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Wells County, Indiana

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Wells County, Indiana
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 28,206
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 28,206
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 27,637
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 27,636
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.3%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
97.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
94.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,725
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 1.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11,924
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 79.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $121,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,014
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $355
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $662
Building permits, 2018 59
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 10,944
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.49
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 88.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 85.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 73.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 91.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 18.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 8.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 65.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 57.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 20,470
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 128,289
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,126,496
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 231,484
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,371
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 21.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $53,038
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $25,850
Persons in poverty, percent
8.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 622
Total employment, 2016 10,584
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 363,759
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,729
All firms, 2012 1,875
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,077
Women-owned firms, 2012 516
Minority-owned firms, 2012 66
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,703
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 178
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,546
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 75.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 368.09
FIPS Code 18179
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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