Wellston, Missouri Population 2020

2,268

Wellston is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 2,268, it is the 222nd largest city in Missouri and the 7142nd largest city in the United States. Wellston is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually and its population has decreased by -1.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,313 in 2010. Wellston reached it's highest population of 2,344 in 2012. Spanning over 1 miles, Wellston has a population density of 2,450 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wellston is $31,125 with a poverty rate of 46.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $915 per month, and the median house value is $62,000. The median age in Wellston is 29 years, 20.6 years for males, and 34 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.7 males.

Wellston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 95.38%
  • White: 3.10%
  • Two or more races: 1.52%
  • 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 2,268, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,292.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,313.

Wellston, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,69395.38%
White553.10%
Two or More Races271.52%

Wellston Population Pyramid 2020

Wellston Median Age

29


Total

20.6


Male

34


Female

Wellston Adults

There are 1,118 adults, (197 of whom are seniors) in Wellston.

Wellston Age Dependency

92.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

71.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wellston Sex Ratio

Female

999

56.28%

Male

776

43.72%

Wellston Households and Families

Wellston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wellston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married45.1%54.9%
Male43.8%56.3%
Non Family31.3%68.7%
All29.8%70.2%
Female24.4%75.6%

29.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6822.629.8
Female3153.8224.4
Non Family2841.0831.3
Married512.845.1
Male323.8143.8

3.56

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wellston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade414.28%
9th to 12th Grade12212.75%
High School Graduate35136.68%
Some College29030.30%
Associates Degree9710.14%
Bachelors Degree363.76%
Graduate Degree202.09%

Wellston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black92076156
White3127
Hispanic66

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 6.09%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,472$25,192$23,333
Less Than High School$23,750$$23,750
High School Grad$21,094$23,750$20,250
Some College$20,583$22,333$16,490
Bachelors Degree$44,167$$44,167
Graduate Degree$$$

$23,472

Average Earnings

$25,192

Average Male

$23,333

Average Female

Wellston Language

Wellston Language by Age

Wellston Language

96.77% of Wellston residents speak only English, while 3.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.91% of the population.

Wellston Poverty

Wellston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,69380047.25%
Multiple271451.85%
White491020.41%

46.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

50.77%

Male Poverty Rate

43.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wellston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wellston is Multiple, with 51.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wellston is White, with 20.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 56.52%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School53.99%
High School52.14%
Some College25.06%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed81.11%
Female Unemployed50.98%
Female Employed28.41%
Male Employed0.00%

Wellston Income

Wellston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$22,670$31,125
Families$26,081$29,896
Married Families$30,625-
Non Families$18,462$31,351

Wellston Marital Status

Wellston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

10.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

10.0%

Male Marriage Rate

10.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wellston Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Wellston Marital Status by Race

Wellston Veterans

36

Number of Veterans

33

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea4
Vietnam4
First Gulf War3
World War II
Second Gulf War

$Wellston Veterans by Education

8.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wellston Employment Status

53.7%

Labor Force Participation

42.3%

Employment Rate

21.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wellston Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.08%

Born in Missouri

97.97%

Native Born

2.03%

Foreign Born

1.80%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.97% of Wellston residents were born in the United States, with 82.08% having been born in Missouri. 1.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,268-12-0.53%
20192,280-12-0.52%
20182,292-8-0.35%
20172,300-12-0.52%
20162,312-18-0.77%
20152,330-5-0.21%
20142,335-5-0.21%
20132,340-4-0.17%
20122,344150.64%
20112,329140.60%
20102,3150.00%