Wells County, Indiana Population 2019

Wells County, Indiana's estimated population is 28,014 with a growth rate of 0.57% 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
201828,2061920.69%
201728,0141600.57%
201627,85470.03%
201527,847310.11%
201427,8161000.36%
201327,716100.04%
201227,706-29-0.10%
201127,735540.20%
201027,6811,7336.68%
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%

How Many People Live in Wells County, Indiana?

28,014

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,88796.60%
Some Other Race2771.00%
Two or More Races2520.91%
Black or African American2270.82%
Asian1420.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native470.17%

Wells County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2019

Wells County, Indiana Median Age

39.8


Total

38.1


Male

42.2


Female

Wells County, Indiana Adults

There are 20,958 adults, (4,825 of whom are seniors) in Wells County, Indiana.

Wells County, Indiana Age Dependency

72.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wells County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

14,143

50.82%

Male

13,689

49.18%

Wells County, Indiana Households and Families

Wells County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wells County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.6%8.4%
Male79.5%20.5%
All79.4%20.6%
Non Family62.6%37.4%
Female57.5%42.5%

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9442.4979.4
Married6,2983.0891.6
Non Family3,2041.1362.6
Female1,0623.0657.5
Male3802.6779.5

3

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wells County, Indiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3701.98%
9th to 12th Grade1,2496.68%
High School Graduate7,29138.99%
Some College3,95221.13%
Associates Degree2,36412.64%
Bachelors Degree2,36812.66%
Graduate Degree1,1075.92%

Wells County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,13516,6143,395
Hispanic30421721
Other Race12472
Black8989
Asian787145
Multiple Races706825
Native American3634

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.69%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,991$41,843$26,999
Less Than High School$28,333$37,260$13,229
High School Grad$32,358$38,187$24,112
Some College$32,986$41,772$24,886
Bachelors Degree$44,517$61,042$41,441
Graduate Degree$52,005$57,465$48,158

$35,991

Average Earnings

$41,843

Average Male

$26,999

Average Female

Wells County, Indiana Language

Wells County, Indiana Language by Age

Wells County, Indiana Language

96.72% of Wells County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 3.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.73% of the population.

Wells County, Indiana Poverty

Wells County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,9162,5819.96%
Hispanic73034747.53%
Other27715455.60%
Black2064220.39%
Asian1423021.13%
Multiple249166.43%
Native4736.38%

11.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.31%

Male Poverty Rate

12.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wells County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wells County, Indiana is Other, with 55.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wells County, Indiana is Native, with 6.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.16%
High School10.58%
Some College7.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.08%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.64%
Male Unemployed13.18%
Female Employed6.85%
Male Employed5.16%

Wells County, Indiana Income

Wells County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,038$64,490
Families$67,590$75,688
Married Families$71,981-
Non Families$26,944$34,890

Wells County, Indiana Marital Status

Wells County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.9%

Male Marriage Rate

57.3%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wells County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Wells County, Indiana Veterans

1,725

Number of Veterans

1,667

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam696
First Gulf War313
Second Gulf War262
Korea154
World War II96

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6988.32%
Black1615.84%
Hispanic112.46%
2 or More1115.49%

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Education

8.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wells County, Indiana Employment Status

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Wells County, Indiana Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.29%

Born in Indiana

98.48%

Native Born

1.52%

Foreign Born

0.74%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.48% of Wells County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 80.29% having been born in Indiana. 0.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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%
  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