Wellsburg, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wellsburg, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Wellsburg had a population of 567 as of July 1, 2017. Wellsburg ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wellsburg is located at latitude 42.0133 and longitude -76.73 in Chemung County. 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. Chemung County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 827 feet.

The Village of Wellsburg (GNIS ID: 2391205) 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 Village of Wellsburg is located within Town of Ashland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chemung 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wellsburg: Wellsburgh.

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Wellsburg, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 567
Daytime Population: Workers 89
Daytime Population: Residents 337
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 426
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 563
Population in Familes 422
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 998
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $41,937
Average Household Income $53,513
Per Capita Income $23,345


Total Housing Units 238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $65,500
Average Home Value $97,455


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 133
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 -0.31% -0.46%
Households -0.31% -0.54%
Families -2.18% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Wellsburg, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellsburg to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 991 17th
Population Density # 704 41st
Diversity Index # 1108 7th
Median Household Income # 1041 13th
Per Capita Income # 1002 16th

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