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Wells, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Wells had a population of 2,259 as of July 1, 2016. Wells ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wells is located at latitude 43.743 and longitude -93.7277 in Faribault County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wells (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Faribault County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,158 feet.

The City of Wells (GNIS ID: 2397249) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wells population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wells: City of Wells.

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Wells, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,259
Population in Households 2,210
Population in Familes 1,769
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 1,139
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 993
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 636
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 770 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 223 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $84,680
Average Home Value $103,474


Median Household Income $40,636
Average Household Income $57,529
Per Capita Income $25,065
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.58% -0.36%
Households -0.32% -0.24%
Families 0.03% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wells, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wells to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 245 73rd
Population Density1 # 222 76th
Diversity Index2 # 236 74th
Median Household Income # 775 14th
Per Capita Income # 638 30th

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