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Wells County, North Dakota

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Wells County, North Dakota
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3,957
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3,957
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 4,207
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -5.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 4,207
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
27.8%
Female persons, percent
49.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
97.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
95.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 192
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 0.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2,512
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 80.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $84,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,023
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $429
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $514
Building permits, 2018 1
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 1,988
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.01
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 91.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 1.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 78.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 72.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 86.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 22.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 7.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 61.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 55.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,810
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 21,776
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 29,950
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 80,395
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $18,823
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 14.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $54,464
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $33,580
Persons in poverty, percent
10.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 184
Total employment, 2016 1,285
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 42,272
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -7.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 354
All firms, 2012 440
Men-owned firms, 2012 207
Women-owned firms, 2012 132
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 354
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 350
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 3.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,271.05
FIPS Code 38103
Value Notes

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

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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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