Wells River, Vermont Population 2024

456

Wells River is a city located in Caledonia County and Orange County Vermont. Wells River has a 2024 population of 456. Wells River is currently growing at a rate of 1.11% annually and its population has increased by 4.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 436 in 2020.

The average household income in Wells River is $51,109 with a poverty rate of 27.61%. The median age in Wells River is 46.1 years: 45 years for males, and 46.5 years for females.

Wells River Demographics

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

  • White: 75.77%
  • Other race: 14.11%
  • Asian: 5.21%
  • Two or more races: 2.76%
  • Native American: 2.15%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Vermont
Land Area (mi²)
1.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
241.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.59% (20)
The current population of Wells River, Vermont is 456 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 436.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24775.77%
Other race4614.11%
Asian175.21%
Two or more races92.76%
Native American72.15%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wells River Population by Race

Wells River Population Pyramid 2024

Wells River Median Age

46.1

Total

45

Male

46.5

Female

Wells River Adults

There are 252 adults, (83 of whom are seniors) in Wells River.

Wells River Age Dependency

92.9

Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wells River Sex Ratio

Female15848.47%
Male16851.53%

Wells River Population by Age

Wells River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1502.1755.344.7
Non Family851.1437.662.4
Married423.2466.733.3
Female234.041000
Male0000

3.26

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wells River Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2510.59%
Associates Degree166.78%
Bachelors Degree2711.44%
Graduate Degree62.54%
High School Graduate9640.68%
Less Than 9th Grade3414.41%
Some College3213.56%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wells River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wells River Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White18614827
Other Race23116
Asian1130
2+ Races980
Native American770
Hispanic770

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 26.09%.

Wells River Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$85,625$0$75,000
High School Graduate$26,250$0$23,750
Less Than 9th Grade$5,500$25,893$4,250
Overall$23,333$26,528$0
Some College$40,781$0$0

$23,333

Average Earnings

$26,528

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Wells River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wells River Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wells River Language

87.42% of Wells River residents speak only English, while 12.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 12.58% of the population.

Wells River Language

Wells River Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2477931.98%
Native77100%
Hispanic77100%
Multiple9444.44%

27.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.19%

Male Poverty Rate

29.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wells River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wells River is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wells River is White, with 31.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.81%.

Wells River Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.68%
High School15.63%
Some College12.5%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Wells River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed20.37%
Male Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Wells River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wells River Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$38,750$59,214
Households$36,500$51,109
Married Families$55,714$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,472$34,776

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wells River Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.5%

Male Marriage Rate

31.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wells River Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wells River 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 River Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wells River Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

14

Number of Veterans

13

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea7
First Gulf War4
Vietnam3
Second Gulf War1
World War II0

Wells River Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+7
35 to 543
65 to 743
55 to 641
18 to 340

Wells River Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White115.53%
2+ Races333.33%

Wells River Veterans by Race

Wells River Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

92.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wells River Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Wells River Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wells River Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wells River 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

15.34%

Born in Wells River

87.42%

Native Born

12.58%

Foreign Born

11.04%

Non Citizen

1.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.42% of Wells River residents were born in the United States, with 15.34% having been born in Vermont. 11.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wells River Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202948151.05%
202847651.06%
202747151.07%
202646651.08%
202546151.1%
202445651.11%
202345110.22%
202245061.35%
202144481.83%
20204365414.14%
2019382-1-0.26%
2018383-4-1.03%
2017387-3-0.77%
2016390-1-0.26%
2015391-1-0.26%
201439200%
2013392-3-0.76%
2012395-2-0.5%
201139710.25%
201039600%

Wells River Population by Year