Wellington, Colorado Population 2024

12,387

Wellington is a city located in Larimer County and Weld County Colorado. Wellington has a 2024 population of 12,387. Wellington is currently growing at a rate of 2.56% annually and its population has increased by 11.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,151 in 2020.

The average household income in Wellington is $111,966 with a poverty rate of 11.34%. The median age in Wellington is 32.4 years: 31.6 years for males, and 33.2 years for females.

Wellington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wellington was:

  • White: 84.57%
  • Two or more races: 8.81%
  • Other race: 4.5%
  • Native American: 0.9%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Black or African American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,227.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
11.08% (1,236)
The current population of Wellington, Colorado is 12,387 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,151.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,44084.57%
Two or more races9848.81%
Other race5024.5%
Native American1000.9%
Asian710.64%
Black or African American660.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wellington Population by Race

Wellington Population Pyramid 2024

Wellington Median Age

32.4

Total

31.6

Male

33.2

Female

Wellington Adults

There are 7,777 adults, (1,061 of whom are seniors) in Wellington.

Wellington Age Dependency

66.2

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wellington Sex Ratio

Female5,57449.93%
Male5,58950.07%

Wellington Population by Age

Wellington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,0002.7983.616.4
Married2,4543.3779.420.6
Non Family1,1211.2391.48.6
Female2763.8680.419.6
Male1493.081000

3.37

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

83.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wellington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade470.68%
Associates Degree72110.36%
Bachelors Degree2,45135.22%
Graduate Degree5618.06%
High School Graduate1,42320.45%
Less Than 9th Grade1141.64%
Some College1,64323.61%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wellington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wellington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,7265,5982,639
Hispanic1,0291,029263
2+ Races437437185
Other Race321321137
Asian713818
Black131313
Native American990

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Wellington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$58,850$59,438$58,540
Graduate Degree$79,148$104,250$67,955
High School Graduate$57,200$81,630$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$59,173$75,353$49,914
Some College$57,245$77,273$38,906

$59,173

Average Earnings

$75,353

Average Male

$49,914

Average Female

Wellington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wellington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wellington Language

91.07% of Wellington residents speak only English, while 8.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.88% of the population.

Wellington Language

Wellington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,93193610.48%
Hispanic1,90827614.47%
Other50216633.07%
Asian713346.48%
Black661827.27%

11.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.59%

Male Poverty Rate

13.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wellington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wellington is Asian, with 46.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wellington is White, with 10.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.08%.

Wellington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.24%
Some College15.44%
High School4.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.82%

Wellington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60.36%
Male Unemployed18.01%
Male Employed5.23%
Female Employed3.61%

Wellington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wellington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$112,478$131,933
Households$101,259$111,966
Married Families$119,063$-999,999,999
Non Families$47,243$59,618

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wellington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.3%

Male Marriage Rate

63.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wellington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wellington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wellington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wellington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

632

Number of Veterans

592

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War412
First Gulf War278
Vietnam83
Korea0
World War II0

Wellington Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54378
18 to 34124
55 to 6447
75+47
65 to 7436

Wellington Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5588.26%
2+ Races409.15%
Hispanic372.9%
Other Race215.53%
Black1341.94%

Wellington Veterans by Race

Wellington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wellington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.8%

Labor Force Participation

66.3%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wellington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wellington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wellington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.76%

Born in Wellington

97.9%

Native Born

2.1%

Foreign Born

0.49%

Non Citizen

1.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.9% of Wellington residents were born in the United States, with 50.76% having been born in Colorado. 0.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wellington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,9323092.27%
202813,6233092.32%
202713,3143092.38%
202613,0053092.43%
202512,6963092.49%
202412,3873092.56%
202312,0781030.86%
202211,9752952.53%
202111,6805294.74%
202011,1511,99621.8%
20199,1554004.57%
20188,7556818.43%
20178,0744005.21%
20167,67470310.08%
20156,9711211.77%
20146,8501051.56%
20136,745971.46%
20126,6481522.34%
20116,496951.48%
20106,40100%
20002,672-11,260-80.82%

Wellington Population by Year