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Wellsville, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Wellsville had a population of 1,934 as of July 1, 2020. 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 38.7183 and longitude -95.0816 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wellsville 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.


Wellsville, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,934 (100%)
Population in Households 1,908 (98.7%)
Population in Families 1,614 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 26 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 1,374
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $58,695
Average Household Income $69,288
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $25,789
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 603 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $150,309
Average Home Value $181,645
Housing Affordability Index3 211


Total Households 747
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 537
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.4% 0.06%
Households 0.33% 0.0%
Families 0.7% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
Owner Occupied HU   0.03%


Wellsville, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellsville to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 126 82nd
Population Density # 132 81st
Median Household Income # 178 74th
Housing Affordability Index # 274 41st
Per Capita Income # 436 35th
Diversity Index # 371 45th

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