Wellsburg, New York

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Wellsburg, New York

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High Points

Wellsburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 6% Wellsburg Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Wellsburg Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Wellsburg, New York

Comparing Wellsburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 6 8
Age of the Population 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 1
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 2
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
People Above Poverty 4 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 2
Short Commute Times 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 9
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Wellsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles NW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles SE of Buffalo, New York
County Chemung
Metro Area Elmira
Standard Zip Codes 14894
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.016
Longitude -76.727

Wellsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ELMIRA
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
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Wellsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 631 100%
Male 317 50.2%
Female 314 49.8%
Under 18 174 27.6%
18+ 457 72.4%
65+ 107 17%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 3.1
White 623 98.7%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Wellsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 613
Growth -18
Growth % -2.9%

Wellsburg 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
Irish 22.2%
English 21.4%
German 13.4%
US/American 12.4%
Dutch 6.7%
Welsh 4.9%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Italian 2.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Swedish 1.3%
Norwegian 1.3%
Polish 1%
Canadian 1%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Hungarian 0.5%
European 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wellsburg 631 $40,750
Big Flats 2,482 $54,829
Elmira 30,940 $33,592
Elmira Heights 4,170 $36,250
Horseheads 6,452 $44,971
Spencer 731 $37,222
Waverly 4,607 $39,522
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