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People

Total Population 2,451
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 21.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,157
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 57.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15%
Median Earnings25+ $32,405
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $7,070
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,596

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,344
% Above Poverty Level 82.8%
% Below Poverty Level 17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $495
Median House Value $74,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0%
English 1.9%
Irish 9.7%

Wells Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles W of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles S of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Faribault
Standard Zip Codes 56097
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.746
Longitude -93.728

Wells Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WINNEBAGO
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.1 inches
Station ALBERT LEA 3 SE
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Station WASECA EXP STATION
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alden 626 $59,107
Easton 209 $67,188
Freeborn 299 $54,250
Hartland 316 $56,875

Wells Public Libraries

Library
Wells Public Library
54 1ST STREET SW
Wells, Minnesota
(507) 553-3702
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250 2ND AVE. S.W.
507-553-5819
Serves 372 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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