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Wells County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2016: 28,162 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 27,600 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,794
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,705
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,406
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,281 (it was 1,996 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

30%

Land area: 370 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 76 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wells County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (16.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.5%), Educational, health and social services (11.1%), Retail trade (10.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Wells County, IN (2017)
    • 26,48396.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7742.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2180.8%Asian alone
    • 1790.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1450.5%Two or more races
    • 670.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 220.08%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.0 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years
Males: 13,932  (49.5%)
Females: 14,230  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Wells County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,400 ($43,934 in 1999)
This county:

$55,400
Indiana:

$54,181

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $512 (lower quartile is $406, upper quartile is $606)
This county:

$512
State:

$633


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $134,388 (it was $88,100 in 2000)
Wells:

$134,388
Indiana:

$141,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,966 - $191,273

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $157,053
Here:

$157,053
State:

$182,292

Townhouses or other attached units: $100,798
Here:

$100,798
State:

$170,402

In 2-unit structures: $122,207
Here:

$122,207
State:

$127,306

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $182,380
Here:

$182,380
State:

$146,180

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,232
Here:

$165,232
State:

$210,644

Mobile homes: $36,162
Here:

$36,162
State:

$85,614

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $961
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $339

Institutionalized population: 449

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 43
  • Thefts: 53
  • Auto thefts: 6

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 40
  • Thefts: 75
  • Auto thefts: 13
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 104 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 1998: 125 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 1999: 137 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2000: 111 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2001: 116 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2002: 101 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2003: 103 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2004: 98 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2005: 80 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2006: 58 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2007: 58 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2009: 34 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $195,300
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $201,000
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2013: 37 buildings, average cost: $219,500
  • 2014: 32 buildings, average cost: $233,500
  • 2015: 39 buildings, average cost: $246,100
  • 2016: 38 buildings, average cost: $254,100
  • 2017: 58 buildings, average cost: $258,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Wells, IN residents
Average permit cost in Wells, IN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $653 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $706 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Wells, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wells, IN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wells, IN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.3%
Wells County:

11.3%
Indiana:

13.5%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.9% for Black residents, 31.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.1% for American Indian residents, 46.9% for other race residents, 13.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.0 years old
(Males: 38.9 years old, Females: 42.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.1 years old, Black residents: 12.9 years old, American Indian residents: 79.6 years old, Asian residents: 19.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.1 years old, Other race residents: 21.7 years old)

Area name: Fort Wayne, IN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wells County is $474 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $592 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $738 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bluffton, Ossian, Markle, Zanesville, Uniondale, Poneto, Vera Cruz.

Wells County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Mahoning County, Ohio , Trinity County, California , Lee County, Iowa , Westchester County, New York .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Indiana:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Wells, IN
County total employment by year in Wells, IN
County average yearly wages by year in Wells, IN

Current college students: 904
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 482 (51.0% naturalized citizens)

Wells County:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2442010 or later
  • 872000 to 2009
  • 681990 to 1999
  • 31980 to 1989
  • 351970 to 1979
  • 119Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.6%

Wells County marital status for males Wells County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,677
  • One, attached: 174
  • Two: 233
  • 3 or 4: 285
  • 5 to 9: 327
  • 10 to 19: 184
  • 20 to 49: 167
  • 50 or more: 199
  • Mobile homes: 686

Housing units in Wells County with a mortgage: 5,791 (115 second mortgage, 553 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,115

Here:

62.5% with mortgage
State:

65.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wells County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,18830
Mainline Protestant3,25220
Catholic2191
Other61
None15,971-
Wells County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Wells County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Wells County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wells County:

9.2%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Wells County:

29.7%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.3%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Wells County:

Average size of farms: 359 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $98,961
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $215.88
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.37%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.64%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $98,348
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 91.22%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $107,265
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.47
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 35.94%
Corn for grain: 74784 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3040 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 122504 harvested acres
Vegetables: 48 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Wells County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 213.2 miles away from Wells County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 188.2 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 194.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 256.1 miles away from Wells County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 219.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: February 12, 2007 to February 14, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3274: March 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3274, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 01, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1573: January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2004 to June 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1520: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1520, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 2003 to August 06, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1476: July 11, 2003, FEMA Id: 1476, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3162: January 24, 2001, FEMA Id: 3162, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3135: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3135, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 12, 1991 to March 15, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-899: March 29, 1991, FEMA Id: 899, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm
  • Indiana Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 28, 1990 to January 22, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-891: January 05, 1991, FEMA Id: 891, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3028: February 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3028, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wells County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wells

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,902 (83.7%)
  • Carpooled: 782 (6.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 169 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 31 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 303 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 655 (5.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Honduras (17%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • Netherlands (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Brazil (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wells County


  • German (32%)
  • American (19%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Swiss (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Wells County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 363 people in nursing homes
  • 84 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Wells County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 341 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 104 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,500.

5.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Indiana average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.40% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($30,164 average AGI)
1.12% relocated from other states ($8,133 average AGI)
Wells County:

1.12%
Indiana average:

2.21%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Allen County, IN  1.67% ($39,573 average AGI)
from Adams County, IN  0.79% ($38,161)
from Huntington County, IN  0.60% ($39,227)
from Blackford County, IN  0.25% ($28,821)
from Jay County, IN  0.20% ($24,045)


5.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Indiana average:

6.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.59% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($32,879 average AGI)
1.07% relocated to other states ($8,455 average AGI)
Wells County:

1.07%
Indiana average:

2.40%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allen County, IN  1.79% ($46,030 average AGI)
to Adams County, IN  0.69% ($39,247)
to Huntington County, IN  0.60% ($35,567)
to Blackford County, IN  0.20% ($31,045)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Wells County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Wells County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wells County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wells County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Wells County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wells County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wells County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wells County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Wells County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,499 (3,927 aged, 572 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 622 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Wells County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (374)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (252)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (230)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (215)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (205)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (199)
  • Unspecified dementia (183)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (117)
  • Congestive heart failure (88)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (71)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,982
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 283
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37,929

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,193
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 865
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,162
  • In family households: 23,813 (4,210 male householders, 3,453 female householders)
    6,159 spouses, 8,459 children (7,584 natural, 282 adopted, 594 stepchildren), 435 grandchildren, 171 brothers or sisters, 172 parents, 162 other relatives, 540 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,772 (1,525 male householders (1,323 living alone)), 1,790 female householders (1,658 living alone)), 447 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 536

Size of family households: 3,962 2-persons, 1,484 3-persons, 1,263 4-persons, 584 5-persons, 234 6-persons, 165 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,983 1-person, 291 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 11 4-persons.

4,492 married couples with children.
1,756 single-parent households (225 men, 1,531 women).

96.3% of residents of Wells speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $107,083,000 ($3,829 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,857,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $57,349,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,144,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,168,000
Federal grants: $13,756,000
Federal procurement contracts: $998,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,668,000 ($239,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $874,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,141,000
Federal Government insurance: $42,420,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,835
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,381
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +65
Here +2 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wells County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.03 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Wells County, Indiana
  • Year house built in Wells County, Indiana
  • 2352014 or later
  • 1852010 to 2013
  • 1,2962000 to 2009
  • 1,4371990 to 1999
  • 1,0441980 to 1989
  • 1,7491970 to 1979
  • 9671960 to 1969
  • 8311950 to 1959
  • 4281940 to 1949
  • 3,7321939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wells County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wells County, Indiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wells County, Indiana
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 863 rooms
  • 3624 rooms
  • 1,5145 rooms
  • 2,0346 rooms
  • 1,8317 rooms
  • 1,3338 rooms
  • 1,7789+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wells County, Indiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wells County, Indiana
  • 1321 room
  • 1232 rooms
  • 2793 rooms
  • 5254 rooms
  • 3385 rooms
  • 3516 rooms
  • 1607 rooms
  • 1458 rooms
  • 769+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wells County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wells County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wells County, Indiana
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1371 bedroom
  • 1,2892 bedrooms
  • 5,3553 bedrooms
  • 1,7904 bedrooms
  • 3485+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wells County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wells County, Indiana
  • 132no bedroom
  • 5701 bedroom
  • 7202 bedrooms
  • 5743 bedrooms
  • 1304 bedrooms
  • 15+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wells County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wells County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wells County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 133no vehicle
  • 1,8421 vehicle
  • 3,6212 vehicles
  • 2,3623 vehicles
  • 5884 vehicles
  • 4095+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wells County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wells County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 304no vehicle
  • 1,2261 vehicle
  • 4192 vehicles
  • 1413 vehicles
  • 224 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles

88.3% of Wells County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Indiana.

Wells County:

88.3%
State average:

85.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 22,080
  • Other state: 5,224
  • Northeast: 565
  • Midwest: 2,524
  • South: 1,770
  • West: 354
Year householders moved into unit in Wells County, IN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wells County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.5%Utility gas
  • 26.0%Electricity
  • 16.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 47.3%Utility gas
  • 43.0%Electricity
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 381
Here:

12.2%
Indiana:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

3.1%
Indiana:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 196
Here:

21.1%
Indiana:

21.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Wells County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,926,000
    Sewerage: $1,725,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,048,000
    Regular Highways: $2,156,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,386,000
    Police Protection: $1,295,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,172,000
    Sewerage: $1,049,000
    Financial Administration: $382,000
    Corrections - Other: $330,000
    Health - Other: $302,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $189,000
    General Public Buildings: $176,000
    General - Other: $70,000
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $385,000
    Other: $158,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,789,000
    Other - Libraries: $694,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $474,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $264,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $265,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $262,000
    General Revenue - Other: $114,000
    Rents: $69,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $147,000
    Police Protection: $83,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,533,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,424,000
    Highways: $2,233,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,290,000
    Health and Hospitals: $69,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $7,036,000
    Property: $3,607,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $354,000
    Other License: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,909,000

Wells County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,926,000
    Sewerage: $1,725,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,048,000
    Regular Highways: $2,156,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,386,000
    Police Protection: $1,295,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,172,000
    Sewerage: $1,049,000
    Financial Administration: $382,000
    Corrections - Other: $330,000
    Health - Other: $302,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $189,000
    General Public Buildings: $176,000
    General - Other: $70,000
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $385,000
    Other: $158,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,789,000
    Other - Libraries: $694,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $474,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $264,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $265,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $262,000
    General Revenue - Other: $114,000
    Rents: $69,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $147,000
    Police Protection: $83,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,533,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,424,000
    Highways: $2,233,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,290,000
    Health and Hospitals: $69,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $7,036,000
    Property: $3,607,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $354,000
    Other License: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,909,000

Wells County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,926,000
    Sewerage: $1,725,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,048,000
    Regular Highways: $2,156,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,386,000
    Police Protection: $1,295,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,172,000
    Sewerage: $1,049,000
    Financial Administration: $382,000
    Corrections - Other: $330,000
    Health - Other: $302,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $189,000
    General Public Buildings: $176,000
    General - Other: $70,000
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $385,000
    Other: $158,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,789,000
    Other - Libraries: $694,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $474,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $264,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $265,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $262,000
    General Revenue - Other: $114,000
    Rents: $69,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $147,000
    Police Protection: $83,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,533,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,424,000
    Highways: $2,233,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,290,000
    Health and Hospitals: $69,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $7,036,000
    Property: $3,607,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $354,000
    Other License: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,909,000

Wells County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,926,000
    Sewerage: $1,725,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,048,000
    Regular Highways: $2,156,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,386,000
    Police Protection: $1,295,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,172,000
    Sewerage: $1,049,000
    Financial Administration: $382,000
    Corrections - Other: $330,000
    Health - Other: $302,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $189,000
    General Public Buildings: $176,000
    General - Other: $70,000
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $385,000
    Other: $158,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,789,000
    Other - Libraries: $694,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $474,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $264,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $265,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $262,000
    General Revenue - Other: $114,000
    Rents: $69,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $147,000
    Police Protection: $83,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,533,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,424,000
    Highways: $2,233,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,290,000
    Health and Hospitals: $69,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $7,036,000
    Property: $3,607,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $354,000
    Other License: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,909,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 239
  • Number of aged recipients: 21
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 218
  • Number of recipients under 18: 61
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 148
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 30
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 77
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 115
Most common first names in Wells County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary22881.8 years
Robert15673.0 years
William13477.6 years
John12975.2 years
Charles10876.9 years
James9872.8 years
Helen8382.8 years
Ruth6880.6 years
George6780.2 years
Paul6475.3 years
Most common last names in Wells County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8480.2 years
Miller8377.0 years
Johnson6777.5 years
Gerber5780.9 years
Meyer4482.5 years
Brown3777.5 years
Steffen3678.7 years
Huffman3576.8 years
Harris3478.2 years
Williams3380.0 years
Businesses in Wells County, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike3
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Quiznos1
Chevrolet2RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2Subway4
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kincaid1YMCA1
Kroger1