Wells County, Indiana Population 2020

Wells County, Indiana's estimated population is 28,014 with a growth rate of 0.57% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wells County, Indiana is the 56th largest county in Indiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201828,2061920.69%
201728,0141600.57%
201627,85470.03%
201527,847310.11%
201427,8161000.36%
201327,716100.04%
201227,706-29-0.10%
201127,735540.20%
201027,6811,7336.68%
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%

How Many People Live in Wells County, Indiana?

28,014

Wells County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,85896.10%
Two or More Races3971.42%
Some Other Race3221.15%
Black or African American2020.72%
Asian1310.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native370.13%

Wells County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2020

Wells County, Indiana Median Age

39.8


Total

38.2


Male

42.2


Female

Wells County, Indiana Adults

There are 20,990 adults, (4,947 of whom are seniors) in Wells County, Indiana.

Wells County, Indiana Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wells County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

14,174

50.72%

Male

13,773

49.28%

Wells County, Indiana Households and Families

Wells County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wells County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.7%8.3%
Male81.7%18.3%
All79.5%20.5%
Non Family62.6%37.4%
Female57.2%42.8%

79.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,8742.5279.5
Married6,3493.1191.7
Non Family3,2601.1462.6
Female1,0033.2657.2
Male2622.4281.7

3.06

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wells County, Indiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4162.21%
9th to 12th Grade1,2596.69%
High School Graduate7,52539.97%
Some College3,80320.20%
Associates Degree2,41712.84%
Bachelors Degree2,33312.39%
Graduate Degree1,0735.70%

Wells County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,16116,6693,315
Hispanic38520924
Other Race17457
Multiple Races13310729
Black9696
Asian757148
Native American3129

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 64.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,657$44,069$27,371
Less Than High School$33,561$40,242$14,306
High School Grad$32,618$39,379$23,247
Some College$34,782$44,104$25,452
Bachelors Degree$44,732$64,020$41,574
Graduate Degree$57,598$68,523$52,538

$36,657

Average Earnings

$44,069

Average Male

$27,371

Average Female

Wells County, Indiana Language

Wells County, Indiana Language by Age

Wells County, Indiana Language

96.73% of Wells County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 3.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.56% of the population.

Wells County, Indiana Poverty

Wells County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,8552,4089.31%
Hispanic78912515.84%
Other3136420.45%
Asian1313526.72%
Multiple396123.03%
Black16142.48%
Native37410.81%

9.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.08%

Male Poverty Rate

10.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wells County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wells County, Indiana is Asian, with 26.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wells County, Indiana is Black, with 2.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.09%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.31%
High School9.37%
Some College6.83%
Bachelors or Greater2.48%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.04%
Male Unemployed22.53%
Female Employed6.83%
Male Employed3.47%

Wells County, Indiana Income

Wells County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,265$68,165
Families$70,749$81,049
Married Families$76,456-
Non Families$27,217$35,587

Wells County, Indiana Marital Status

Wells County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.5%

Male Marriage Rate

57.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wells County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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

Wells County, Indiana Veterans

1,653

Number of Veterans

1,605

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam622
Second Gulf War307
First Gulf War298
Korea182
World War II56
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6217.96%
Black2222.00%
Hispanic102.07%
2 or More107.52%

$Wells County, Indiana Veterans by Education

10.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wells County, Indiana Employment Status

65%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wells County, Indiana 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

80.46%

Born in Indiana

98.53%

Native Born

1.47%

Foreign Born

0.62%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.53% of Wells County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 80.46% having been born in Indiana. 0.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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