Wellington, Kansas Population 2021

7,504
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Wellington is a city located in Sumner County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Sumner County. With a 2020 population of 7,504, it is the 47th largest city in Kansas and the 3781st largest city in the United States . Wellington is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -8.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,172 in 2010. Wellington reached it's highest population of 8,809 in 1960. Spanning over 8 miles, Wellington has a population density of 1,025 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wellington is $57,331 with a poverty rate of 16.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $745 per month, and the median house value is $75,400. The median age in Wellington is 37.8 years, 34 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Wellington Demographics

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

  • White: 90.63%
  • Two or more races: 4.69%
  • Black or African American: 1.86%
  • Native American: 1.73%
  • Other race: 1.09%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wellington, Kansas is 7,504 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,741.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,172.

Wellington, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,05890.63%
Two or More Races3654.69%
Black or African American1451.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native1351.73%
Some Other Race851.09%
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Wellington Population by Race

Wellington Population Pyramid $2021

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Wellington Median Age

37.8


Total

34


Male

41.1


Female

Wellington Adults

There are 5,764 adults, (1,422 of whom are seniors) in Wellington.

Wellington Age Dependency

79.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wellington Sex Ratio

Female

3,951

50.73%

Male

3,837

49.27%

Wellington Population by Age

Wellington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wellington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
All61.1%38.9%
Male53.7%46.3%
Non Family48.3%51.7%
Female39.9%60.1%

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wellington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1722.3661.1
Non Family1,2991.1948.3
Married1,1903.3384.6
Female4542.8539.9
Male2292.9253.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Wellington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1162.34%
9th to 12th Grade3537.12%
High School Graduate1,77235.72%
Some College1,21224.43%
Associates Degree50310.14%
Bachelors Degree72014.51%
Graduate Degree2855.74%
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Wellington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wellington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,3103,972879
Hispanic39335990
2+ Races12710136
Black9144
Other Race85672
Native American6945

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.16%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 28.35%.

Wellington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,130$40,179$28,163
Less Than 9th Grade$23,894$25,083$23,846
High School Graduate$30,422$35,544$28,488
Some College$34,861$52,828$21,075
Bachelors Degree$39,071$45,750$38,182
Graduate Degree$49,922$$47,656

$34,130

Average Earnings

$40,179

Average Male

$28,163

Average Female

Wellington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wellington Language by Age

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Wellington Language

97.54% of Wellington residents speak only English, while 2.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.90% of the population.

Wellington Language

Wellington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,3081,05716.76%
Hispanic6549214.07%
Black1128475.00%
Native1303123.85%
Other8522.35%

16.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.34%

Male Poverty Rate

18.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wellington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wellington is Black, with 75.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wellington is Other, with 2.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.72%.

Wellington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.43%
High School20.34%
Some College16.41%
Bachelors or Greater5.91%

Wellington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed13.41%
Female Employed10.63%
Male Employed9.89%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Wellington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wellington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,596$57,331
Families$60,165$68,966
Married Families$73,482-
Non Families$25,650$34,260
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Income by Household Type

Wellington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wellington Married by Age and Sex

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Wellington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wellington Marital Status by Race

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Wellington Marital Status

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423

Number of Veterans

400

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam150
Second Gulf War66
First Gulf War64
World War II50
Korea40

Wellington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+136
65 to 7494
35 to 5488
55 to 6482
18 to 3423

Wellington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3957.52%
2+ Races149.09%
Native American1411.20%

Wellington Veterans by Race

Wellington Veterans by Education

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15.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wellington Veterans by Education

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57.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wellington Employment by Age

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Wellington Employment by Race

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Wellington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.05%

Born in Wellington

99.31%

Native Born

0.69%

Foreign Born

0.42%

Non Citizen

0.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.31% of Wellington residents were born in the United States, with 73.05% having been born in Kansas. 0.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wellington Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,504-79-1.04%
20207,583-79-1.03%
20197,662-79-1.02%
20187,741-53-0.68%
20177,794-29-0.37%
20167,823-93-1.17%
20157,916460.58%
20147,870-65-0.82%
20137,935-41-0.51%
20127,976-66-0.82%
20118,042-121-1.48%
20108,163-484-0.57%
20008,6472360.28%
19908,4111990.24%
19808,2121400.17%
19708,072-737-0.87%
19608,8091,0621.29%
19507,7475010.67%
19407,246-159-0.22%
19307,4053570.50%
19207,048140.02%
19107,0342,7895.18%
19004,245-146-0.34%
18904,3911,6975.01%
18802,6940.00%

Wellington Population by Year