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Wellman, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Wellman had a population of 1,407 as of July 1, 2016. Wellman ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wellman is located at latitude 41.4693 and longitude -91.8354 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wellman (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Wellman (GNIS ID: 2397248) 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 Wellman is located within Township of Lime Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wellman 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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Wellman, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,407
Population in Households 1,363
Population in Familes 1,055
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 1,326
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 617
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 361
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 670 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 451 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 167 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $103,606
Average Home Value $115,133


Median Household Income $50,932
Average Household Income $57,747
Per Capita Income $25,382
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 0.11%
Households 0.24% 0.29%
Families 0.18% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Wellman, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellman to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 225 78th
Population Density1 # 148 85th
Diversity Index2 # 382 62nd
Median Household Income # 584 42nd
Per Capita Income # 637 37th

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