Wells County, Indiana Population 2018

Wells County, Indiana's estimated population is 27,984 with a growth rate of 0.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wells County, Indiana is the 56th largest county in Indiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201727,9841480.53%
201627,836-4-0.01%
201627,84050.02%
201527,835370.13%
201427,798930.34%
201327,70590.03%
201227,696-30-0.11%
201127,726460.17%
201027,6801,7326.67%
199025,9485472.15%
198025,4011,5806.63%
197023,8212,60112.26%
196021,2201,6568.46%
195019,5644652.43%
194019,0996883.74%
193018,411-2,098-10.23%
192020,509-1,909-8.52%
191022,418-1,031-4.40%
190023,4491,9358.99%
189021,5143,07216.66%
188018,4424,85735.75%
187013,5852,74125.28%
186010,8444,69276.27%
18506,1524,330237.65%
18401,8220.00%

Wells County, Indiana Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White26,968
Some Other Race256
Black or African American201
Asian193
Two or More Races129
American Indian and Alaska Native89

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Wells County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Wells County, Indiana Median Age

40.7


Total

38.5


Male

42.3


Female

Wells County, Indiana Adults

There are 20,988 adults, (4,843 of which are seniors) in Wells County, Indiana.

Wells County, Indiana Age Dependency

72.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wells County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

14,076

50.57%

Male

13,760

49.43%

Wells County, Indiana Households and Families

Wells County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wells County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92%8%
Male88%12%
All80.5%19.5%
Non Family65.6%34.4%
Female57.3%42.7%

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wells County, Indiana Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,8282.5280.5
Married6,1273.0892
Non Family3,1761.1365.6
Female1,1343.2257.3
Male3912.9888

3.03

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wells County, Indiana Households

Wells County, Indiana Education

Wells County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3661.95%
9th to 12th Grade1,2856.86%
High School Graduate7,56540.38%
Some College4,14522.12%
Associates Degree2,11511.29%
Bachelors Degree2,21911.84%
Graduate Degree1,0405.55%

Wells County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,18216,6333,213
Hispanic3062249
Other Race11464
Asian837237
Native American8180
Black6560
Multiple Races1815

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 98.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 44.58%.

Wells County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,158$41,447$26,137
Less Than High School$21,607$32,333$14,375
High School Grad$31,536$37,362$24,215
Some College$31,092$41,718$23,617
Bachelors Degree$43,066$58,295$40,791
Graduate Degree$51,402$64,327$50,250

$33,158

Average Earnings

$41,447

Average Male

$26,137

Average Female

Wells County, Indiana Language

Wells County, Indiana Language by Age

Wells County, Indiana Language

96.58% of Wells County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 3.42% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.82% of the population.

Wells County, Indiana Poverty

Wells County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,9723,07411.84%
Hispanic68928040.64%
Other25615560.55%
Black1763922.16%
Asian193189.33%
Multiple1171815.38%
Native8922.25%

12.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.63%

Male Poverty Rate

14.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wells County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wells County, Indiana is Other, with 60.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wells County, Indiana is Native, with 2.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.95%.

Wells County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.26%
High School10.71%
Some College7.24%
Bachelors or Greater2.28%

Wells County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.13%
Male Unemployed13.65%
Female Employed8.32%
Male Employed5.04%

Wells County, Indiana Income

Wells County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,568$61,507
Families$64,640$71,593
Married Families$69,462$
Non Families$27,048$34,250

Wells County, Indiana Marital Status

Wells County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wells County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

Wells County, Indiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Wells County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Wells County, Indiana Veterans

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by War

1,805

Number of Veterans

1,750

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam766
First Gulf War341
Second Gulf War176
Korea158
World War II112

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74531
35 to 54406
75+392
55 to 64358
18 to 34118

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7958.76%
Black1012.82%
Hispanic81.86%

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Education

6.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wells County, Indiana Employment Status

Wells County, Indiana Employment by Age

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

62%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Wells County, Indiana Employment by Race

Wells County, Indiana Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Wells County, Indiana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bluffton989699971011.02%
Ossian33023353511.54%
Markle 10961088-8-0.73%
Zanesville 60060440.67%
Uniondale30931010.32%
Poneto16616710.60%
Vera Cruz808000.00%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990