Wells County IN Information


Wells County Subdivisions

Wells County IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 28,367
Population in Households 27,895
Population in Familes 23,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 472
Population Density2 77
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $52,165
Average Household Income $65,794
Per Capita Income $26,132


Total Housing Units 12,096 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,073 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,059 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 964 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $128,160
Average Home Value $166,389


Total Households 11,132
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 7,833
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.38%
Households 0.39% 0.43%
Families 0.23% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   3.29%


Wells County IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wells County to the other 92 counties and county equivalents in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 38th
Population Density # 52 45th
Diversity Index # 57 39th
Median Household Income # 41 57th
Per Capita Income # 33 65th

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