Wellsville, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wellsville, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Wellsville had a population of 1,876 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Wellsville, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,876
Daytime Population: Workers 654
Daytime Population: Residents 922
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,576
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 1,850
Population in Familes 1,569
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 1,350
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $61,658
Average Household Income $70,372
Per Capita Income $26,218


Total Housing Units 788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 554 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 167 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $144,163
Average Home Value $161,302


Total Households 720
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 520
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 0.14% -0.01%
Households -0.04% -0.11%
Families 0.54% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

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, 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 # 134 80th
Population Density # 142 79th
Diversity Index # 350 48th
Median Household Income # 81 88th
Per Capita Income # 320 52nd

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