Wellsville, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Wellsville, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Wellsville had a population of 4,545 as of July 1, 2019. Wellsville 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 Wellsville is located at latitude 42.122 and longitude -77.9481 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wellsville encompass a land area of 2.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,512 feet.

The Village of Wellsville (GNIS ID: 2391206) 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 Wellsville is located within Town of Wellsville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wellsville: Genesee, Gistaguat.

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Wellsville, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wellsville, NY Housing Affordability Index is 224
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Wellsville, NY Wealth Index is 49
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,545
Population in Households 4,444
Population in Familes 3,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density 1,875
Diversity Index1 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,588
Average Household Income $56,343
Per Capita Income $24,779
Wealth Index3 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,335 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,157 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 856 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 322 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $76,438
Housing Affordability Index2 224
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,013
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,119
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.31% -0.73%
Households -0.35% -0.75%
Families -0.11% -0.84%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Wellsville, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellsville to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 374 69th
Population Density # 440 63rd
Diversity Index # 1035 14th
Median Household Income # 1107 7th
Per Capita Income # 950 21st

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