Wellsville, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wellsville, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Wellsville had a population of 1,869 as of July 1, 2016. Wellsville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wellsville is located at latitude 38.716 and longitude -95.0807 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wellsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The City of Wellsville (GNIS ID: 2397253) 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.

The City of Wellsville is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

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

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Wellsville, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,869
Population in Households 1,843
Population in Familes 1,566
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 1,345
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 716
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 518
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 546 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $146,831
Average Home Value $169,287


Median Household Income $61,210
Average Household Income $68,058
Per Capita Income $25,351
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% -0.01%
Households -0.13% -0.11%
Families 0.57% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.1%
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.

Wellsville, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellsville to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 135 80th
Population Density1 # 149 78th
Diversity Index2 # 346 49th
Median Household Income # 68 90th
Per Capita Income # 304 55th

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