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Demographics

People

Total Population2,388
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens21.9%
Employed Population 16+1,129
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married57.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,197
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,934
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,841

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,981
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.2%
Median Gross Rent$560
Median House Value$82,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
Norwegian14.2%
Irish9.8%
Polish7.5%
French Except Basque6%
English5.1%
Czech4.7%
Swedish2.4%
Danishn1.8%
Dutch1.8%
Canadian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Italian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Russian0.2%
German0.1%
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Wells Almanac

CategoryValue
County Faribault County
Standard Zip Codes56097
Phone Area Codes507
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.74
Approximate Longitude-93.72

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)

StationWINNEBAGO
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp3 to 21 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip31.1 inches
StationALBERT LEA 3 SE
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp2 to 21 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.1 inches
StationWASECA EXP STATION
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp1 to 21 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 59 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alden693$60,781
Easton204$65,938
Freeborn339$51,750
Hartland303$61,250
Minnesota Lake616$57,917
Waldorf198$53,750

Wells Public Libraries

Wells Public Library
54 1ST STREET SW
Wells, Minnesota
(507) 553-3702

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Wells Public Schools

Magic Academy Ms/hs
600 11th St. Sw
ZIP: 56097
(507) 553-3134
High
Total Enrollment 2
Southern Minn Special Service Coop
350 3rd St Nw
ZIP: 56097
(507) 553-5001
United South Central Elementary
600 11th St. Sw
ZIP: 56097
(507) 553-5810
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
United South Central High School
600 11th St. Sw
ZIP: 56097
(507) 553-5819
High
Total Enrollment 314

Wells Private Schools

St Casimir's School
330 2nd Ave Sw
ZIP: 56097
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
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