Wells, Texas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Wells Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Wells Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Wells Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 12% Wells Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Wells, Texas

Comparing Wells to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 8
Senior Citizens 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Age of the Population 6 8
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 4
Portion of People Married 4 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Short Commute Times 4 5
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 8
Low Violent Crime 2 3

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Wells Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles S of Tyler, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles N of Houston, Texas
County Cherokee
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75976
Phone Area Codes 936
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.488
Longitude -94.939

Wells Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 55 to 76 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 38.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
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Wells Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 769 100%
Male 366 47.6%
Female 403 52.4%
Under 18 189 24.6%
18+ 580 75.4%
65+ 166 21.6%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 3.13
White 557 72.4%
African-American 144 18.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 50 6.5%
Mixed Race 16 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 70 9.1%

Estimated Wells Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 792
Growth 23
Growth % 3%

Wells 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) 42.9%
US/American 24.9%
English 11.4%
Irish 9.6%
German 3.3%
European 1.9%
Italian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Canadian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wells 769 $26,563
Alto 1,190 $24,167
Cushing 637 $31,667
Diboll 5,470 $31,524
Kennard 317 $37,917
Lufkin 32,709 $40,591
Nacogdoches 29,914 $37,020
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Wells High Schools (2004)

HWY 69 & 5TH ST
A Title I School.
Serves 89 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

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