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Wells, New York - Basic Facts

The Wells Census Designated Place had a population of 296 as of July 1, 2017. Wells ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wells is located at latitude 43.3917 and longitude -74.3 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the Wells Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.62 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,010 feet.

The Wells Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628190) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The Wells Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wells, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

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


Total Population 296
Daytime Population: Workers 24
Daytime Population: Residents 145
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 169
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 287
Population in Familes 224
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 38
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $67,577
Per Capita Income $29,953


Total Housing Units 352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (33.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 ( 4.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (62.2%)
Median Home Value $154,167
Average Home Value $181,957


Total Households 133
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 84
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 -0.94% -0.82%
Households -0.9% -0.76%
Families -0.32% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Wells, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wells 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 # 1129 6th
Population Density # 1191 1st
Diversity Index # 797 34th
Median Household Income # 876 26th
Per Capita Income # 651 46th

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