Wells, Ohio Population 2024

2,358

Wells is a city located in Belmont County and Jefferson County Ohio. Wells has a 2024 population of 2,358. Wells is currently declining at a rate of -1.05% annually and its population has decreased by -3.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,446 in 2020.

The average household income in Wells is $67,640 with a poverty rate of 14.57%. The median age in Wells is 47.4 years: 54.1 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Wells Demographics

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

  • White: 98.32%
  • Two or more races: 1.68%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
26.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
88.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.6% (-88)
The current population of Wells, Ohio is 2,358 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,446.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,39598.32%
Two or more races411.68%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Wells Population by Race

Wells Population Pyramid 2024

Wells Median Age

47.4

Total

54.1

Male

38.8

Female

Wells Adults

There are 1,991 adults, (387 of whom are seniors) in Wells.

Wells Age Dependency

51.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wells Sex Ratio

Female1,21349.79%
Male1,22350.21%

Wells Population by Age

Wells Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9712.5176.123.9
Married4642.8896.33.7
Non Family2521.365050
Male1543.2366.233.8
Female1012.5863.436.6

2.75

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wells Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade181.01%
Associates Degree23613.28%
Bachelors Degree1045.85%
Graduate Degree643.6%
High School Graduate95053.46%
Less Than 9th Grade392.19%
Some College36620.6%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wells Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wells Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,7531,696168
2+ Races24240

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.58%.

Wells Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$51,786$0$42,292
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$31,917$48,646$21,592
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$42,135$46,964$37,717
Some College$42,384$45,402$39,063

$42,135

Average Earnings

$46,964

Average Male

$37,717

Average Female

Wells Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wells Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wells Language

99.32% of Wells residents speak only English, while 0.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.68% of the population.

Wells Language

Wells Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,39535514.82%

14.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.11%

Male Poverty Rate

13.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wells

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wells is White, with 14.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wells is White, with 14.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.81%.

Wells Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.58%
High School26.63%
Some College2.49%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Wells Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed24.24%
Male Employed14.58%
Female Employed6.71%
Female Unemployed0%

Wells Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wells Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$56,142$73,368
Households$51,528$67,640
Married Families$61,078$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,947$46,790

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wells Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wells Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wells 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 55-64.

Wells Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wells Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

161

Number of Veterans

155

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam79
First Gulf War43
Second Gulf War7
Korea0
World War II0

Wells Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6460
65 to 7451
35 to 5450
18 to 340
75+0

Wells Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1618.19%

Wells Veterans by Race

Wells Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

3.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wells Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wells Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wells Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wells 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

63.75%

Born in Wells

99.67%

Native Born

0.33%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.67% of Wells residents were born in the United States, with 63.75% having been born in Ohio. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wells Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,233-25-1.11%
20282,258-25-1.1%
20272,283-25-1.08%
20262,308-25-1.07%
20252,333-25-1.06%
20242,358-25-1.05%
20232,383-25-1.04%
20222,408-25-1.03%
20212,433-13-0.53%
20202,446-213-8.01%
20192,659-14-0.52%
20182,673-20-0.74%
20172,693-29-1.07%
20162,722-20-0.73%
20152,742-16-0.58%
20142,758-13-0.47%
20132,771-15-0.54%
20122,786-21-0.75%
20112,807-31-1.09%
20102,83800%

Wells Population by Year