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Wellsburg, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Wellsburg had a population of 703 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wellsburg is located at latitude 42.4338 and longitude -92.9266 in Grundy County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wellsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,010 feet.

The City of Wellsburg (GNIS ID: 2397250) 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 Wellsburg is located within Township of Shiloh, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grundy County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wellsburg 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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Wellsburg, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 703
Daytime Population: Workers 213
Daytime Population: Residents 316
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 529
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 703
Population in Familes 549
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 644
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $52,650
Average Household Income $74,164
Per Capita Income $34,732


Total Housing Units 372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 282 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $82,576
Average Home Value $109,220


Total Households 334
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 207
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 -0.08% 0.06%
Households 0.04% 0.18%
Families 0.41% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   3.66%

Wellsburg, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellsburg to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 385 62nd
Population Density # 538 47th
Diversity Index # 547 46th
Median Household Income # 574 43rd
Per Capita Income # 90 91st

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