Wellston, Missouri Population 2023

1,303

Wellston is a city located in Missouri. With a 2023 population of 1,303, it is the 316th largest city in Missouri and the 13368th largest city in the United States.Wellston is currently declining at a rate of -5.65% annually and its population has decreased by -31.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,891 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Wellston has a population density of 1,407 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wellston is $33,702 with a poverty rate of 41.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wellston is 33.9 years, 30.5 years for males, and 34 years for females.

Wellston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 94.50%
  • White: 3.28%
  • Two or more races: 2.22%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wellston, Missouri is 1,303 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,891.

Wellston, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Wellston Population by Race

Wellston Population Pyramid 2023

Wellston Median Age

33.9

Total

30.5

Male

34

Female

Wellston Adults

There are 1,307 adults, (144 of whom are seniors) in Wellston.

Wellston Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

12.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wellston Sex Ratio

Female1,13760.13%
Male75439.87%

Wellston Population by Age

Wellston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.31

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

45.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wellston Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wellston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wellston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 9.24%.

Wellston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$28,344

Average Earnings

$34,000

Average Male

$26,719

Average Female

Wellston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wellston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wellston Language

99.72% of Wellston residents speak only English, while 0.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.28% of the population.

Wellston Language

Wellston Poverty by Race

rate

41.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.65%

Male Poverty Rate

27.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wellston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wellston is Black, with 42.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wellston is White, with 30.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.50%.

Wellston Poverty

Wellston Poverty Rate by Education

Wellston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wellston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wellston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

10.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

2.9%

Male Marriage Rate

14.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wellston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wellston 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 20-34.

Wellston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wellston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

36

Number of Veterans

36

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Wellston Veterans by War

Wellston Veterans by Age

count

Wellston Veterans by Race

Wellston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wellston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Wellston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wellston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wellston 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

98.63%

Born in Wellston

123.03%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

123.03% of Wellston residents were born in the United States, with 98.63% having been born in Missouri. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wellston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Wellston Population by Year