Wells County, Indiana Population 2021

Wells County, Indiana's estimated population is 28,722 with a growth rate of 0.75% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wells County, Indiana is the 57th largest county in Indiana. The 2010 Population was 27,682 and has seen a growth of 3.76% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202128,7222130.75%
202028,5092130.75%
201928,2962130.76%
201828,0831250.45%
201727,958930.33%
201627,865140.05%
201527,851370.13%
201427,814990.36%
201327,71580.03%
201227,707-31-0.11%
201127,738560.20%
201027,6821,7346.68%
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%
191022,418-1,031-4.40%
190023,4491,9358.99%
189021,5143,07216.66%
188018,4424,85735.75%
187013,5852,74125.28%
186010,8444,69276.27%
18506,1524,330237.65%
18401,8220.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.75%
County Website
State
Founded
1837
County Seat
2010 Population
27,682
Growth Since 2010
3.76%
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Wells County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,81895.74%
Two or More Races4821.72%
Some Other Race3091.10%
Black or African American2240.80%
Asian1150.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native630.22%
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Wells County, Indiana Population by Race

Wells County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Wells County, Indiana Median Age

40.3


Total

38.3


Male

41.8


Female

Wells County, Indiana Adults

There are 21,107 adults, (5,024 of whom are seniors) in Wells County, Indiana.

Wells County, Indiana Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wells County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

14,277

50.97%

Male

13,734

49.03%

Wells County, Indiana Population by Age

Wells County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wells County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.4%9.6%
Male86.8%13.2%
All78.9%21.1%
Non Family62.5%37.5%
Female56.2%43.8%

78.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wells County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,8882.5278.9
Married6,3913.0790.4
Non Family3,1191.1662.5
Female1,1053.0856.2
Male2732.8286.8

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Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Wells County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3471.83%
9th to 12th Grade1,1245.92%
High School Graduate7,62840.20%
Some College3,99121.04%
Associates Degree2,42912.80%
Bachelors Degree2,31012.18%
Graduate Degree1,1446.03%
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Wells County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wells County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,18216,8353,339
Hispanic42532122
2+ Races21018446
Other Race15385
Black9999
Asian787258
Native American6056

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.36%.

Wells County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,060$44,186$29,589
Less Than 9th Grade$31,250$35,878$19,688
High School Graduate$33,627$39,598$25,917
Some College$34,786$44,814$27,025
Bachelors Degree$49,139$64,981$42,552
Graduate Degree$59,920$70,083$58,173

$37,060

Average Earnings

$44,186

Average Male

$29,589

Average Female

Wells County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wells County, Indiana Language by Age

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Wells County, Indiana Language

97.19% of Wells County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 2.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.

Wells County, Indiana Language

Wells County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,8252,0778.04%
Hispanic83416720.02%
Other29710435.02%
Asian1155144.35%
Native60711.67%

8.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.96%

Male Poverty Rate

9.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wells County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wells County, Indiana is Asian, with 44.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wells County, Indiana is White, with 8.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.31%.

Wells County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.16%
High School8.75%
Some College6.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.59%

Wells County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed29.48%
Female Unemployed24.20%
Female Employed5.87%
Male Employed2.67%

Wells County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wells County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,237$72,066
Families$71,768$84,587
Married Families$80,030-
Non Families$28,505$37,232
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Income by Household Type

Wells County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wells County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Wells County, Indiana Marital Status

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1,786

Number of Veterans

1,730

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam666
Second Gulf War380
First Gulf War358
Korea168
World War II49

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74536
35 to 54404
75+386
55 to 64241
18 to 34219

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7538.62%
2+ Races229.65%
Hispanic112.15%
Black1110.78%

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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10.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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65.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Wells County, Indiana Employment by Age

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Wells County, Indiana Employment by Race

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Wells County, Indiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.00%

Born in Wells County, Indiana

98.65%

Native Born

1.35%

Foreign Born

0.46%

Non Citizen

0.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.65% of Wells County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 81.00% having been born in Indiana. 0.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wells County, Indiana Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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