Wellington, Texas

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Population in 2019: 2,068 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 
Males: 1,079  (52.2%)
Females: 989  (47.8%)
Median resident age:

41.2 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 79095.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,224 (it was $23,260 in 2000)
Wellington:

$35,224
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,309 (it was $13,997 in 2000)

Wellington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $51,349 (it was $33,300 in 2000)
Wellington:

$51,349
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $99,356; detached houses: $101,387; townhouses or other attached units: $79,209; mobile homes: $64,471

Median gross rent in 2019: $634.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wellington: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.2%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.8% for Black residents, 21.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 68.5% for American Indian residents, 29.2% for other race residents, 7.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wellington, TX (2019)
    • 1,10050.4%White alone
    • 75434.5%Hispanic
    • 25611.7%Black alone
    • 592.7%American Indian alone
    • 50.2%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Wellington, Texas as of July 29, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wellington is 284 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (7.0%), Irish (2.9%), German (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), English (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2038 feet

Land area: 1.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,518 people per square mile   (low).

Wellington, Texas map

154 residents are foreign born (7.1% Latin America).

This city:

7.1%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,048 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $835 (2.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 34.85 N, Longitude: 100.21 W

Area code: 806

Distribution of median household income in Wellington, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wellington, TX in 2019
Wellington satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $320,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Wellington, TX residents
Average permit cost in Wellington, TX
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in Wellington, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.8%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (25.6%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.9%)
  • Health care (20.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Wellington, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (15.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.7%)
  • Cashiers (9.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)

Average climate in Wellington, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wellington, Texas environmental map by EPA

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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 significantly above Texas state average. It is 610% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 214.2 miles away from Wellington center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 200.5 miles away from Wellington center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 130.1 miles away from Wellington center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 141.2 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 the city center
On 1/7/2016 at 04:27:57, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 141.0 miles away from Wellington center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Collingsworth County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 3, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wellington topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Collingsworth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Wellington:

Marital status in Wellington, TX
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Wellington:

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Texas average:

13.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Wellington
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wellington, TX (based on Collingsworth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This 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.
Texas:

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

13.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Collingsworth County:

10.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
Texas:

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

14.0%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wellington:

47.3%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.8%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.0%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wellington:

12.3%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
Here:

50.2%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Wellington:

75.3%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wellington, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 4$15,846$47,5380$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,717$40,3020$0
Other and Unallocable 2$6,770$40,6200$0
Solid Waste Management 2$6,357$38,1425$2,815
Airports 1$3,564$42,7680$0
Water Supply 0$0 5$5,302
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$4,303
Totals for Government 11$39,254$42,82312$12,420

Wellington government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $681,000 ($329.30)
    Police Protection: $367,000 ($177.47)
    Central Staff Services: $359,000 ($173.60)
    General - Other: $264,000 ($127.66)
    Sewerage: $227,000 ($109.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $137,000 ($66.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000 ($19.34)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($7.25)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($5.32)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $11,000 ($5.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($1.45)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($5.80)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $191,000 ($92.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($5.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $396,000 ($191.49)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $70,000 ($33.85)

Wellington government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $216,000 ($104.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $129,000 ($62.38)
    Other: $43,000 ($20.79)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $554,000 ($267.89)
    Rents: $33,000 ($15.96)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($5.80)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($2.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $724,000 ($350.10)
  • Tax - Property: $464,000 ($224.37)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $236,000 ($114.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $84,000 ($40.62)
    Other License: $29,000 ($14.02)

Wellington government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,325,000 ($640.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,095,000 ($529.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $230,000 ($111.22)

Wellington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $926,000 ($447.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $865,000 ($418.28)

Businesses in Wellington, TX

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

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 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

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
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.6mTotal length
  • $44,000Total costs
  • 27,940Total average daily traffic
  • 8,396Total average daily truck traffic
  • 39,230Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wellington, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wellington, TX
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wellington, TX
  • 81.7%Utility gas
  • 17.2%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wellington, TX
  • 49.5%Utility gas
  • 44.9%Electricity
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wellington compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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