Wells, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wells, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Wells had a population of 818 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wells is located at latitude 31.4916 and longitude -94.9473 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wells (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 325 feet.

The Town of Wells (GNIS ID: 2413465) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Wells is located within Wells Division of Cherokee 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 818
Population in Households 794
Population in Familes 673
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 427
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 312
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 221
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 218 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $63,839
Average Home Value $98,272


Median Household Income $32,230
Average Household Income $46,886
Per Capita Income $18,547
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.27%
Households 0.74% 0.44%
Families 1.86% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wells to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 1073 39th
Population Density1 # 1250 29th
Diversity Index2 # 1146 35th
Median Household Income # 1460 17th
Per Capita Income # 1265 28th

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