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People

Total Population 1,288
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 642
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 57.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,938
% Above Poverty Level 97.2%
% Below Poverty Level 2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $721
Median House Value $112,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 10.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wells Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 155 miles W of Ogden, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 341 miles N of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Elko
Standard Zip Codes 89835
Phone Area Codes 775
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.111
Longitude -114.963

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 WELLS
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 37 F
Apr Temp 28 to 57 F
Jul Temp 48 to 87 F
Oct Temp 28 to 63 F
Annual Precip 10.2 inches
Station ARTHUR 4 NW
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 29 to 54 F
Jul Temp 49 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches
Station OASIS
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 34 F
Apr Temp 27 to 55 F
Jul Temp 49 to 86 F
Oct Temp 27 to 61 F
Annual Precip 8.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wells, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Arthur (89835)

Cobre (89835)

Cover City (89835)

Metropolis (89835)

Oasis (89835)

Pequop (89835)

Shafter (89835)

Thousand Springs (89835)

Wilkins (89835)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Wells High Schools

WELLS HS
1129 LAKE AVE.
775-752-3477
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 211 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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