Wells, Nevada Population 2021

1,258
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Wells is a city located in Elko County Nevada. With a 2020 population of 1,258, it is the 18th largest city in Nevada and the 9383rd largest city in the United States . Wells is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually but its population has decreased by -2.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,292 in 2010. Wells reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Wells has a population density of 182 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wells is $59,517 with a poverty rate of 11.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $757 per month, and the median house value is $132,900. The median age in Wells is 50.5 years, 45 years for males, and 51.8 years for females.

Wells Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wellswas:

  • White: 75.54%
  • Native American: 17.61%
  • Other race: 6.56%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Wells, Nevada is 1,258 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,252.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,292.

Wells, Nevada Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White77275.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native18017.61%
Some Other Race676.56%
Asian30.29%
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Wells Population by Race

Wells Population Pyramid $2021

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Wells Median Age

50.5


Total

45


Male

51.8


Female

Wells Adults

There are 811 adults, (236 of whom are seniors) in Wells.

Wells Age Dependency

77.7

Age Dependency Ratio

41

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wells Sex Ratio

Female

500

48.92%

Male

522

51.08%

Wells Population by Age

Wells Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wells Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male12.5%87.5%
Non Family33.3%66.7%
Female47.8%52.2%
All59.8%40.2%
Married88.6%11.4%

59.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wells Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4632.2159.8
Married2193.0988.6
Non Family2131.0933.3
Female233.7847.8
Male83.2512.5

3.16

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Wells Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade486.47%
9th to 12th Grade537.14%
High School Graduate24733.29%
Some College24132.48%
Associates Degree9813.21%
Bachelors Degree496.60%
Graduate Degree60.81%
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Wells Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wells Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White49245454
Hispanic15094
Native American1251181
Other Race5511
Asian33

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.98%.

Wells Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,778$56,563$22,614
Less Than 9th Grade$37,500$39,167$
High School Graduate$44,000$61,591$27,188
Some College$22,273$47,159$16,118
Bachelors Degree$73,250$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$37,778

Average Earnings

$56,563

Average Male

$22,614

Average Female

Wells Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wells Language by Age

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Wells Language

86.39% of Wells residents speak only English, while 13.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.76% of the population.

Wells Language

Wells Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2474518.22%
White632386.01%
Native1803620.00%

11.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.71%

Male Poverty Rate

7.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wells

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wells is Native, with 20.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wells is White, with 6.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.10%.

Wells Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College17.70%
Less Than 9th Grade13.86%
High School4.45%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Wells Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed6.39%
Male Employed1.38%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Wells Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wells Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,958$59,517
Families$63,558$79,792
Married Families$65,052-
Non Families$30,536$35,594
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Income by Household Type

Wells Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wells Marital Status by Race

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Wells Marital Status

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83

Number of Veterans

71

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam40
World War II10
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War4
Korea1

Wells Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6443
65 to 7417
75+15
35 to 548
18 to 34

Wells Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White569.12%
Native American2721.26%
Hispanic2011.63%

Wells Veterans by Race

Wells Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wells Veterans by Education

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54%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wells Employment by Age

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Wells Employment by Race

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Wells 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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31.90%

Born in Wells

90.90%

Native Born

9.10%

Foreign Born

5.97%

Non Citizen

3.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.90% of Wells residents were born in the United States, with 31.90% having been born in Nevada. 5.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wells Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,25830.24%
20201,25530.24%
20191,25230.24%
20181,249-1-0.08%
20171,25060.48%
20161,244-2-0.16%
20151,246-37-2.88%
20141,283-19-1.46%
20131,30260.46%
20121,296191.49%
20111,27710.08%
20101,2760.00%

Wells Population by Year