Wellington, Texas

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Population in 2014: 2,155 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 972  (45.1%)
Females: 1,183  (54.9%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79095.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,703 (it was $23,260 in 2000)
Wellington:

$36,703
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,708 (it was $13,997 in 2000)

Wellington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $64,822 (it was $33,300 in 2000)
Wellington:

$64,822
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $75,248; Detached houses: $77,426; Townhouses or other attached units: $58,420; Mobile homes: $49,071

Median gross rent in 2013: $609.

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  • Races in Wellington, TX (2010)

    Wellington races chart
    • 1,26557.8%White alone
    • 75834.6%Hispanic
    • 1115.1%Black alone
    • 241.1%American Indian alone
    • 241.1%Two or more races
    • 50.2%Other race alone
    • 20.09%Asian alone

Races in Wellington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wellington: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (11.8%), German (11.5%), English (6.7%), United States (6.3%), Dutch (2.2%), Polish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2038 feet

Land area: 1.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,582 people per square mile   (low).

Wellington, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Wellington:

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wellington city:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 15.9%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

275 residents are foreign born (10.0% Latin America).

This city:

11.9%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,289 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $936 (1.5%)

Wellington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (95.4 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (157.5 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (242.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Quail, TX (3.3 miles) , Dodson, TX (3.5 miles) , Samnorwood, TX (3.8 miles) , North River, TX (3.9 miles) , Hollis, OK (4.5 miles ), Memphis, TX (4.5 miles ), Estelline, TX (5.0 miles) , Shamrock, TX (5.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $300,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.85 N, Longitude: 100.21 W

Area code: 806

Wellington household income distribution Wellington home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -192 (-7.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Wellington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wellington, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wellington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the Wellington city center killed 2 people and injured 18 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/17/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.5 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wellington-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 130.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.0 miles away from Wellington center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 365.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 240.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 102.2 miles away from Wellington center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Collingsworth County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wellington topographic map

Birthplace of: Tex Winter - Basketball coach, Glen Hardin - Pop pianist, John Aaron - Former NASA engineer, Loyd Colson - Baseball player, Robert W. Mitchell - Zoologist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Wellington:

  • COLLINGSWORTH GENERAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1013 15TH ST)
  • GOLDEN SPREAD HOSPICE (1500 15TH STREET)
  • COLLINGSWORTH HOME HEALTH AGENCY CORP (807 WEST AVE)
  • WELLINGTON CARE CENTER (1506 CHILDRESS ST)

airports located in Wellington:

See details about airports located in Wellington, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wellington:

  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 52 miles; Altus, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)
  • Vernon College (about 71 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Amarillo College (about 96 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 97 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 98 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 98 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Cameron University (about 103 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)

Public high school in Wellington:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wellington:

  • WELLINGTON EL (Students: 272, Location: 606 16TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • WELLINGTON J H (Students: 156, Location: 1504 AMARILLO ST, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Wellington

Library in Wellington:

  • COLLINGSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $144,431; Location: 711 15TH ST; 21,075 books; 808 audio materials; 1,077 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 10 other licensed databases; 63 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wellington: Wellington Volunteer Fire Department (A), Collingsworth County Museum (B), Wellington Emergency Medical Services Ambulance 8th Street Station (C), Wellington Emergency Medical Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wellington include: Fundamental Baptist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Faith Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Old Wellington Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Cherokee Inn Motel (1105 Houston Street).

Collingsworth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.3%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Black residents, 42.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.3% for other race residents, 11.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
7 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
45 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Wellington, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Wellington (2011 data):

  • Pilgrim Bank: Wellington Branch at 1705 E 15th Street, branch established on 2008/06/16. Info updated 2009/11/17: Bank assets: $379.5 mil, Deposits: $302.3 mil, headquarters in Pittsburg, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Pilgrim Bancorporation
  • Wellington State Bank: at 1000 Eighth Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $208.1 mil, Deposits: $189.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Wsb Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.3
Texas average:

14.4

Wellington travel time to work - commute Wellington mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wellington city (based on Collingsworth County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,56414
Mainline Protestant4761
Catholic1501
None--
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Collingsworth County:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Collingsworth County:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

13.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Collingsworth County:

26.9%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wellington:

47.4%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.2%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.2%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wellington:

12.1%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.8%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

51.0%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Wellington:

75.4%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wellington, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 4$14,197$42,5910$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,019$36,1140$0
Airports 1$3,193$38,3160$0
Solid Waste Management 2$5,697$34,1824$1,902
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$2,908
Water Supply 0$0 4$3,583
Other and Unallocable 2$6,066$36,3960$0
Totals for Government 11$35,172$38,36910$8,393

Wellington government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $645,000 ($299.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $251,000 ($116.47)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $300,000 ($139.21)
    Financial Administration: $253,000 ($117.40)
    Regular Highways: $234,000 ($108.58)
    Police Protection: $132,000 ($61.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $128,000 ($59.40)
    Sewerage: $100,000 ($46.40)
    General - Other: $55,000 ($25.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($20.88)
    Fire Protection: $37,000 ($17.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($4.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $489,000 ($226.91)

Wellington government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $241,000 ($111.83)
    Sewerage: $135,000 ($62.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $30,000 ($13.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $34,000 ($15.78)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($2.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $412,000 ($191.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $156,000 ($72.39)
    General Support: $39,000 ($18.10)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $117,000 ($54.29)
    Public Utilities: $81,000 ($37.59)
    Property: $81,000 ($37.59)

Wellington government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $131,000 ($60.79)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $92,000 ($42.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $39,000 ($18.10)

Wellington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $135,000 ($62.65)

7.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($18,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

6.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Wellington:

  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wellington:

  • K219DJ (91.7 FM; WELLINGTON, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLSR-FM (105.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TX; Owner: DAVIS BROADCAST COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTIJ (98.5 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: FUCHS RADIO, LLC)
  • KCTX-FM (96.1 FM; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: KENNETH PAUL HARRIS, SR.)

TV broadcast stations around Wellington:

  • K27BZ (Channel 27; WELLINGTON, ETC., TX; Owner: GREENBELT TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM INC)
  • K29BH (Channel 29; WELLINGTON, ETC., TX; Owner: GREENBELT TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC)
  • K31BZ (Channel 31; WELLINGTON, ETC., TX; Owner: GREENBELT TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K33CF (Channel 33; WELLINGTON, ETC., TX; Owner: GREENBELT TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K32EH (Channel 32; MEMPHIS, TX; Owner: CAPROCK TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K36CA (Channel 36; MEMPHIS, TX; Owner: CRUZE ELECTRONICS)
  • K53AV (Channel 53; HOLLIS, ETC., OK; Owner: SOUTHWEST TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
Wellington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Wellington fatal accident list:

Jan 31, 2003 02:10 PM, Us-83, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 26, 2001 09:53 AM, Us-83, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 25, 1989 07:06 PM, Fm1035, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 2, 1984 07:17 PM, 8th, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 13, 1977 02:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 150Total average daily traffic
  • 150Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Most common first names in Wellington, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4980.9 years
Mary3882.4 years
James3774.1 years
John3779.1 years
Robert2275.2 years
George2277.6 years
Ruby1883.5 years
Ethel1683.7 years
Willie1478.4 years
Thomas1378.9 years
Most common last names in Wellington, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones2675.6 years
Johnson2181.3 years
White1879.8 years
Brown1873.5 years
Smith1779.8 years
Harris1779.8 years
Thomas1675.9 years
Wilson1578.1 years
Williams1376.2 years
Scott1378.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Businesses in Wellington, TX

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • FedEx: 1
  • UPS: 1

Wellington compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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