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Wells, Nevada - Basic Facts

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The City of Wells had a population of 1,392 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wells is located at latitude 41.1132 and longitude -114.9535 in Elko County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wells (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Elko County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,630 feet.

The City of Wells (GNIS ID: 2412210) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Wells is located within Wells Division of Elko County.

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, 2017.

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Wells, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,392
Daytime Population: Workers 1,219
Daytime Population: Residents 767
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,986
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.43
Population in Households 1,346
Population in Familes 1,034
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density2 202
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $44,502
Average Household Income $54,512
Per Capita Income $25,339


Total Housing Units 700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 363 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $163,768
Average Home Value $252,610


Total Households 587
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 345
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.03% 0.96%
Households 1.03% 1.0%
Families 1.22% 0.91%
Median Household Income   4.02%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Wells, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wells to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 55 59th
Population Density # 60 55th
Diversity Index # 49 63rd
Median Household Income # 84 37th
Per Capita Income # 75 44th

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