For population 25 years and over in Wells:
For population 15 years and over in Wells town:
20 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (57.2 miles , pop. 61,821).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (131.6 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (192.4 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Granville, NY (2.0 miles ), Pawlet, VT (2.0 miles ), Middletown Springs, VT (2.1 miles ), Poultney, VT (2.5 miles ), Tinmouth, VT (2.7 miles ), Danby, VT (2.9 miles ), Hampton, NY (3.1 miles ), Ira, VT (3.2 miles ).
Latitude: 43.43 N, Longitude: 73.20 W
Area code: 802
Population change in the 1990s: +217 (+24.0%).
Work and jobs in Wells: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Wells, Vermont
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Wells-area historical tornado activity is above Vermont state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.5 miles away from the Wells town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 34.8 miles away from the town center injured 68 people and caused $71 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Wells-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Vermont state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from Wells center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.9 miles away from Wells center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Rutland County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Oliver Cowdery - Christian missionary.
Hospitals/medical centers near Wells:
Amtrak stations near Wells:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wells:
See full list of schools located in Wells
Public elementary/middle school in Wells:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.381. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Wells and their reported violations in the past:SCHOOLHOUSE RESTAURANT (Serves NY, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
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Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Wells compared to Vermont state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Wells town (based on Rutland County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.22%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 24
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,763 average adjusted gross income)
0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($515 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,006 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($378 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Wells fatal accident list:
Oct 14, 2004 87:99 PM, Sr-31, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 31, 1993 10:40 PM, Vt30, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 1, 1993 10:10 AM, Vt30, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $198,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,460
Total average daily truck traffic: 262
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 7,970
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wells)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.