Wellsburg, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wellsburg, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Wellsburg had a population of 579 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wellsburg: Wellsburgh.

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Wellsburg, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 579
Population in Households 574
Population in Familes 433
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,019
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 230
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 140
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $47,283
Average Home Value $65,086


Median Household Income $40,399
Average Household Income $49,498
Per Capita Income $21,752
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.0%
Households 0.17% 0.09%
Families -2.04% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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, 2015 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 # 980 18th
Population Density1 # 697 41st
Diversity Index2 # 1098 8th
Median Household Income # 1050 12th
Per Capita Income # 1002 16th

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