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Wellsburg, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Wellsburg is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Chemung County at latitude 42.0133 and longitude -76.73. Chemung County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 827 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Wellsburg, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wellsburg, New York.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wellsburg indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Wellsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wellsburg: Wellsburgh.

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Wellsburg, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 579
Population in Households 574
Population in Familes 431
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,019
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 230
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $48,889
Average Home Value $67,188


Median Household Income $44,951
Average Household Income $55,953
Per Capita Income $24,507
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.04% -0.07%
Households 0.21% 0.0%
Families -2.68% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
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.


Wellsburg, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellsburg to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 983 18th
Population Density1 # 698 41st
Diversity Index2 # 1096 7th
Median Household Income # 943 21st
Per Capita Income # 803 33rd

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