Wells County, Indiana Population 2024

28,651

Wells County, Indiana's estimated 2024 population is 28,651 with a growth rate of 0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wells County, Indiana is the 56th largest county in Indiana. The 2010 population was 27,680 and has seen a growth of 3.51% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,4411580.54%
202829,2831580.54%
202729,1251580.55%
202628,9671580.55%
202528,8091580.55%
202428,6511580.55%
202328,4931580.56%
202228,3351580.56%
202128,177100.04%
202028,167360.13%
201928,1311490.53%
201827,982480.17%
201727,934710.25%
201627,86390.03%
201527,854370.13%
201427,8171010.36%
201327,71690.03%
201227,707-30-0.11%
201127,737570.21%
201027,680
199025,9485472.15%
198025,4011,5806.63%
197023,8212,60112.26%
196021,2201,6568.46%
195019,5644652.43%
194019,0996883.74%
193018,411-2,098-10.23%
192020,509-1,909-8.52%
191022,418-1,031-4.4%
190023,4491,9358.99%
189021,5143,07216.66%
188018,4424,85735.75%
187013,5852,74125.28%
186010,8444,69276.27%
18506,1524,330237.65%
18401,822-27,619-93.81%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.55% (158)
County Website
Wells County
State
Indiana
County Seat
2010 Population
27,680
Area
368 mi²
Density
78 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
3.51% (971)
Founded
1837

Wells County, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White26,43493.85%
Two or more races9263.29%
Other race4291.52%
Black or African American3171.13%
Asian540.19%
Native American70.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wells County, Indiana Population by Race

Wells County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2024

Wells County, Indiana Median Age

40.6

Total

38.8

Male

41.7

Female

Wells County, Indiana Adults

There are 21,254 adults, (5,125 of whom are seniors) in Wells County, Indiana.

Wells County, Indiana Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wells County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female14,20850.44%
Male13,95949.56%

Wells County, Indiana Population by Age

Wells County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,1552.4777.322.7
Married6,1623.1888.411.6
Non Family3,5791.163.236.8
Female8622.8458.441.6
Male5522.8773.726.3
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3.06

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

77.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wells County, Indiana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wells County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wells County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.15%.

Wells County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,776

Average Earnings

$52,041

Average Male

$35,438

Average Female

Wells County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wells County, Indiana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wells County, Indiana Language

96.92% of Wells County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 3.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.14% of the population.

Wells County, Indiana Language

Wells County, Indiana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White25,5821,6226.34%
Hispanic916828.95%
Other4085814.22%
Multiple921464.99%
Asian5423.7%
Native2150%
Black27910.36%
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6.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.99%

Male Poverty Rate

7.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wells County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wells County, Indiana is Native, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wells County, Indiana is Black, with 0.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12%.

Wells County, Indiana Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade8.03%
High School7.26%
Some College5.12%
Bachelors or Greater3.85%
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Wells County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed11.61%
Female Unemployed9.39%
Female Employed4.64%
Male Employed2.65%
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Wells County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wells County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wells County, Indiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wells County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wells County, Indiana 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 County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wells County, Indiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,432

Number of Veterans

1,401

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

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Wells County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wells County, Indiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wells County, Indiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wells County, Indiana 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

82.92%

Born in Wells County, Indiana

98.54%

Native Born

1.46%

Foreign Born

0.82%

Non Citizen

0.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.54% of Wells County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 82.92% having been born in Indiana. 0.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wells County, Indiana Place of Birth

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