Wellton, Arizona

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Wellton, Arizona

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High Points

Wellton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arizona):

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Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 6% Wellton Low Violent Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Wellton Racial Diversity
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 10% Wellton Low Property Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Wellton Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Wellton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Wellton, Arizona

Comparing Wellton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arizona (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 8
Male Share of the Population 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Female Share of the Population 3 5
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 8 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
People Above Poverty 2 2
College Educated Adults 2 2
Median Family Income 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Working at Home 6 4
Short Commute Times 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Affordability of Rents 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
People Living Alone 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 10
Low Property Crime 6 10

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Wellton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles E of Yuma, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 131 miles SW of Phoenix, Arizona
County Yuma
Metro Area Yuma
Standard Zip Codes 85356
Phone Area Codes 928
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.672
Longitude -114.146

Wellton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TACNA 3 NE
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 68 F
Apr Temp 52 to 87 F
Jul Temp 78 to 106 F
Oct Temp 56 to 90 F
Annual Precip 4.3 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 69 F
Apr Temp 57 to 86 F
Jul Temp 80 to 107 F
Oct Temp 62 to 90 F
Annual Precip 3.8 inches
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 69 F
Apr Temp 59 to 86 F
Jul Temp 81 to 107 F
Oct Temp 64 to 90 F
Annual Precip 3.4 inches
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Wellton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,829 100%
Male 908 49.6%
Female 921 50.4%
Under 18 437 23.9%
18+ 1,392 76.1%
65+ 512 28%
Median Age 46.9
Average Family Size 2.95
White 1,248 68.2%
African-American 37 2%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 25 1.4%
Other 465 25.4%
Mixed Race 46 2.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 745 40.7%

Estimated Wellton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,862
Growth 33
Growth % 1.8%

Wellton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 54.8%
German 10.6%
English 7.8%
US/American 7%
Irish 3.5%
Norwegian 2.4%
Scottish 1.9%
Danish 1.5%
Canadian 1.3%
Polish 1.3%
Swedish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
French Canadian 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.5%
European 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Wellton High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 348 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

Wellton Colleges

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