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Wells Branch, Texas - Basic Facts

The Wells Branch Census Designated Place had a population of 14,289 as of July 1, 2019. Wells Branch ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wells Branch is located at latitude 30.446 and longitude -97.6795 in Travis County. The formal boundaries for the Wells Branch Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Travis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 820 feet.

The Wells Branch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409542) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Wells Branch Census Designated Place is located within Austin Division of Travis County.


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Wells Branch, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wells Branch, TX Housing Affordability Index is 119
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Wells Branch, TX Wealth Index is 64
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 14,289 (100%)
Population in Households 14,283 (100.0%)
Population in Families 9,392 (65.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 5,880
Diversity Index2 77
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,540
Average Household Income $76,390
Per Capita Income $36,466
Wealth Index4 64

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,957 (27.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,863 (67.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 374 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $214,758
Housing Affordability Index3 119
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,820
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 3,189
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.8% 1.57%
Households 1.76% 1.59%
Families 1.5% 1.36%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Wells Branch, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wells Branch to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 203 88th
Population Density # 48 97th
Diversity Index # 110 94th
Median Household Income # 573 67th
Per Capita Income # 237 86th

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