Wells, Minnesota Population 2020

2,151
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Wells is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 2,151, it is the 250th largest city in Minnesota and the 7331st largest city in the United States. Wells is currently declining at a rate of -0.83% annually and its population has decreased by -8.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,343 in 2010. Wells reached it's highest population of 2,328 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Wells has a population density of 1,100 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wells is $52,188 with a poverty rate of 16.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $544 per month, and the median house value is $83,100. The median age in Wells is 40.5 years, 38.1 years for males, and 46.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.6 males.

Wells Demographics

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

  • White: 92.89%
  • Two or more races: 3.92%
  • Other race: 1.51%
  • Asian: 1.12%
  • Black or African American: 0.30%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wells, Minnesota is 2,151, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,187.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,343.

Wells, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,15692.89%
Two or More Races913.92%
Some Other Race351.51%
Asian261.12%
Black or African American70.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.26%
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Wells Population Pyramid 2020

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Wells Median Age

40.5


Total

38.1


Male

46.2


Female

Wells Adults

There are 1,687 adults, (514 of whom are seniors) in Wells.

Wells Age Dependency

97.9

Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54

Child Dependency Ratio

Wells Sex Ratio

Female

1,193

51.40%

Male

1,128

48.60%

Wells Households and Families

Wells Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wells Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.9%7.1%
All74.3%25.7%
Non Family61.9%38.1%
Male59.6%40.4%
Female50.4%49.6%

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9952.2874.3
Married4493.0692.9
Non Family3651.1661.9
Female1292.6450.4
Male522.6259.6

2.87

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wells Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1268.06%
9th to 12th Grade1207.67%
High School Graduate49731.78%
Some College36523.34%
Associates Degree18611.89%
Bachelors Degree21613.81%
Graduate Degree543.45%
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Wells Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,4001,255261
Hispanic13534
Other Race1919
Asian16163
Black77
Native American666

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,917$42,353$23,382
Less Than High School$19,868$$
High School Grad$33,281$40,078$20,441
Some College$35,179$43,580$27,222
Bachelors Degree$41,071$53,125$30,278
Graduate Degree$51,875$$51,875

$32,917

Average Earnings

$42,353

Average Male

$23,382

Average Female

Wells Language

Wells Language by Age

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Wells Language

89.80% of Wells residents speak only English, while 10.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.38% of the population.

Wells Poverty

Wells Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,82321912.01%
Hispanic28613547.20%
Multiple911010.99%
Other35822.86%

16.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.08%

Male Poverty Rate

18.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wells

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wells is Hispanic, with 47.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wells is Multiple, with 10.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.71%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.59%
High School13.00%
Some College7.56%
Bachelors or Greater4.07%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.22%
Male Unemployed17.65%
Female Employed17.17%
Male Employed3.36%

Wells Income

Wells Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,156$52,188
Families$56,250$62,535
Married Families$74,150-
Non Families$26,172$32,914
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Wells Marital Status

Wells Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wells Married by Age and Sex

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Wells 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.

Wells Marital Status by Race

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Wells Veterans

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195

Number of Veterans

173

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam68
First Gulf War42
Second Gulf War27
Korea18
World War II14
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6460
35 to 5455
75+50
65 to 7428
18 to 342
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Name Veterans % of Total
White19511.95%
Hispanic85.44%

Wells Veterans by Education

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16.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wells Employment Status

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65.6%

Labor Force Participation

62%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

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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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77.94%

Born in Minnesota

94.10%

Native Born

5.90%

Foreign Born

4.52%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.10% of Wells residents were born in the United States, with 77.94% having been born in Minnesota. 4.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,151-18-0.83%
20192,169-18-0.82%
20182,187-3-0.14%
20172,190-18-0.82%
20162,208-22-0.99%
20152,230-22-0.98%
20142,252-2-0.09%
20132,254-17-0.75%
20122,271-52-2.24%
20112,323-5-0.21%
20102,3280.00%