Wells, Nevada

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Population in 2013: 1,319 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.0%
 
Males: 589  (44.7%)
Females: 730  (55.3%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Nevada median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 89835.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,713 (it was $35,870 in 2000)
Wells:

$50,713
NV:

$49,760
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,055 (it was $16,835 in 2000)

Wells city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $103,966 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Wells:

$103,966
NV:

$150,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $213,843; Detached houses: $221,471; Mobile homes: $70,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $775.

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Wells races chart
  • White alone - 929 (71.9%)
  • Hispanic - 259 (20.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 63 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 34 (2.6%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wells: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (32.5%), German (14.9%), Irish (9.6%), English (5.1%), Italian (3.2%), Swedish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 5630 feet

Land area: 6.88 square miles.

Population density: 192 people per square mile   (very low).

Wells,NV real estate house value index trend

Wells, Nevada map

For population 25 years and over in Wells:

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wells city:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

93 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.7%
Nevada:  19.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,147 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $558 (0.5%)

Wells satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Davis, UT (155.8 miles , pop. 149,866).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (340.3 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (520.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Oasis, NV (5.1 miles) , Montello, NV (5.5 miles ), Lamoille, NV (6.1 miles) , Osino, NV (6.2 miles ), Spring Creek, NV (6.4 miles ), Elko, NV (6.8 miles ), Jarbidge, NV (7.1 miles) , West Wendover, NV (7.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,700
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $80,700
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $163,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.11 N, Longitude: 114.97 W

Area code: 775

Wells household income distribution Wells home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Nevada:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +195 (+16.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (17%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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

Average climate in Wells, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Wells-area historical earthquake activity is below Nevada state average. It is 388% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 139.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 213.7 miles away from Wells center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 324.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 244.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 207.6 miles away from Wells center
On 2/21/2008 at 14:16:02, a magnitude 6.0 (5.7 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.0 MW, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 6.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Elko County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 9, Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Wells:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wells:

  • College of Southern Idaho (about 105 miles; Twin Falls, ID; Full-time enrollment: 5,051)
  • Weber State University (about 158 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 162 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,797)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 163 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • Stevens-Henager College-Murray (about 164 miles; Murray, UT; FT enrollment: 6,395)
  • Western Governors University (about 165 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 31,481)
  • Westminster College (about 165 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wells:

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Notable locations in Wells: Wells City Golf Course (A), Wells District Ranger Office (B), Wells Volunteer Fire Department (C), Elko County Ambulance Service - Wells (D), Wells City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Wells City Water Reservoir (A), Humboldt Wells (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wells: Wells City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Sage Inn (576 6th Street), Big Pillow Motel (778 4th Street), Motel 6 (I 80 USHighway 40 & Us), Super 8 Well NV (930 6th Street), Griff's Wagon Wheel Motel (340 6th Street), Restinn Suites Motel (1509 6th Street), Super 8 Motel (904 6th Street), Lonestar Motel (676 6th Street), Old West Inn (455 6th Street).

Elko County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wells and their reported violations in the past:

WELLS MUNICIPAL WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 1,346, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 24 regular monitoring violations
WELCOME STATION RV PARK LLC (Address: WELCOME STATION , Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.6%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.0%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  8.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Wells, Nevada environmental map by EPA

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Wells compared to Nevada state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Wells (2011 data):

  • Nevada State Bank: Wells Branch at 408 Sixth Street, branch established on 1947/05/15. Info updated 2009/04/21: Bank assets: $4,101.1 mil, Deposits: $3,546.3 mil, headquarters in Las Vegas, NV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 53 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wells, Nevada:

  • Motel 6, US 40 And US 93, Wells, NV 89835 , Phone: (775) 752-2116
  • Super 8 Motel, 930 6th St, Wells, NV 89835 , Phone: (775) 752-3384, Fax: (775) 752-3384
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wells, Nevada

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wells city (based on Elko County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.74%
Here: 36.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church
Adherents41.4%35.2%9.5%4.2%2.8%
Congregations8.9%35.6%13.3%8.9%4.4%
NameEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents2.0%1.2%1.1%0.7%1.9%
Congregations4.4%2.2%6.7%2.2%13.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Elko County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Elko County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Elko County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Elko County:

29.6%
Nevada:

24.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.4%
State:

13.2%
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
Financial Administration 3$5,448$21,7920$0
Other Government Administration 3$9,905$39,6201$431
Streets and Highways 5$11,588$27,8110$0
Welfare 3$4,654$18,6160$0
Parks and Recreation 5$11,245$26,9880$0
Water Supply 5$11,728$28,1470$0
Totals for Government 24$54,568$27,2841$431

7.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,692 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.27%
Nevada average:

5.67%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washoe County, NV  0.56% ($43,388 average AGI)
from Clark County, NV  0.36% ($45,460)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.26% ($31,935)


7.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Nevada average:

5.77%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($945 average AGI)
Elko County:

0.10%
Nevada average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washoe County, NV  0.64% ($43,602 average AGI)
to Clark County, NV  0.42% ($39,392)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.36% ($38,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wells:

  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KTKK (630 AM; 10 kW; SANDY, UT; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSOS (800 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KBEE (860 AM; 10 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wells:

  • KNCC (91.5 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: NORTHERN NEVADA COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KBSJ (91.3 FM; JACKPOT, NV; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KLKO (93.7 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHIX (96.7 FM; CARLIN, NV; Owner: RUBY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • K201DE (88.1 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)
  • K257DO (99.3 FM; WELLS, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K285BO (104.9 FM; WELLS, NV; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Wells:

  • K05JU (Channel 5; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K41DL (Channel 41; DEETH, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K08IO (Channel 8; WELLS, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K58BR (Channel 58; WELLS, ETC., NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K04JR (Channel 4; STARR VALLEY, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)

Wells fatal accident list:

Oct 9, 1983 04:35 PM, Radar Hill, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 21, 1979 02:35 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 30
Total length: 134 meters (440ft)
Total costs: $750,000
Total average daily traffic: 83,930
Total average daily truck traffic: 20,889

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 22
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wells, NV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wells)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wells, NV)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KA7ICF, Licensee ID: L00310485
    Grant Date: 07/29/2004, Expiration Date: 10/27/2014, Certifier: Jesse R Larsen
    Registrant: Jesse R Larsen, 656 First St, Wells, NV 89835
  • Call Sign: KF6RTY, Licensee ID: L00883431
    Grant Date: 04/08/2008, Expiration Date: 06/26/2018, Certifier: Thomas B Miller
    Registrant: Thomas B Miller, Wells, NV 89835
  • Call Sign: N7DXU, Licensee ID: L01210986
    Grant Date: 11/08/2006, Expiration Date: 01/15/2017, Certifier: Grant E Hylton
    Registrant: Grant E Hylton, Box 335, Wells, NV 89835
  • Call Sign: KE7JQE, Licensee ID: L01207167
    Grant Date: 11/17/2006, Expiration Date: 11/17/2016, Certifier: Michael L O'Leary
    Registrant: Michael L O\'Leary, 584 Sixth St, Wells, NV 89835-0371
  • Call Sign: KF7OSE, Licensee ID: L01538292
    Grant Date: 03/23/2011, Expiration Date: 03/23/2021, Certifier: Martin D Surdahl
    Registrant: Martin D Surdahl, Hc 34 Box 100, Wells, NV 89835
  • Call Sign: KF7YBA, Licensee ID: L01726866
    Grant Date: 08/06/2012, Expiration Date: 08/06/2022, Certifier: Spencer L Fuller
    Registrant: Spencer L Fuller, Wells, NV 89835


FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wells)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 18
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Wells

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wells, NV
Most common first names in Wells, NV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1178.6 years
Robert876.3 years
John778.9 years
Charles667.3 years
Helen578.2 years
George570.6 years
James565.0 years
Joseph571.4 years
Kenneth570.4 years
Albert476.2 years
Most common last names in Wells, NV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Calton671.3 years
Murphy675.0 years
Birdzell573.6 years
Moore577.0 years
Smith576.6 years
Duval479.0 years
Goble483.0 years
Hyde476.7 years
Berry376.0 years
Bake385.3 years
Businesses in Wells, NV
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Quiznos1
Dennys1Super 81
FedEx1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS2
Motel 61
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