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Wellsburg, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Wellsburg had a population of 561 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.0162 and longitude -76.7269 in Chemung County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wellsburg 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wellsburg: Wellsburgh.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wellsburg, NY Housing Affordability Index is 300
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

Wellsburg, NY Wealth Index is 55
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 561
Population in Households 556
Population in Familes 417
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density 988
Diversity Index1 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,219
Average Household Income $57,394
Per Capita Income $24,603
Wealth Index3 55

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $76,538
Housing Affordability Index2 300
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 220
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 132
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 -0.36% -0.65%
Households -0.39% -0.64%
Families -1.79% -0.77%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Wellsburg, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellsburg 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 # 991 17th
Population Density # 699 42nd
Diversity Index # 1117 7th
Median Household Income # 1038 13th
Per Capita Income # 961 20th

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