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Overview

Introduction to Wellsville, New York

Wellsville, New York, in Allegany County, is 67 miles SE of Cheektowaga, New York and 71 miles SE of Buffalo, New York.

Wellsville History

This area was settled by Allegany County pioneers sometime around 1795. The Town of Wellsville was created from a portion of Scio in 1856, and incorporated as a village in 1857. It was named in honor of Garner Wells, a wealthy local landowner. During the mid 1800s, tanning was the primary industry of the town, but oil soon took over as the main industry.

Wellsville and nearby Attractions

  • Allegany County Museum
  • American Red Cross, Clara Barton House Chapter #1
  • Stony Brook State Park
  • Arcade & Attica Railroad
  • Schein-Joseph International Museum Of Ceramic Art

Things To Do In Wellsville

The Great Wellsville Balloon Rally is held in Wellsville every year during the third weekend of July, attracting numerous tourists. The Ridgewalk & Run trail race has been held in Wellsville every year since 1993 as well. The Howe Library hosts "Music on the Lawn" every Thursday during the summer. The Wellsville Creative Arts Center provides art classes, has a coffee house and also organizes live entertainment programs. The Stony Brook State Park has a beach, swimming pools, a playground and picnic tables, while also offering camping, fishing and hiking opportunities.

Wellsville Transportation

Greater Rochester International is the closest major airport.

Wellsville Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology, Saint Bonaventure University, Corning Community College and Genesee Community College are all accessible from Wellsville.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,202
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens20.9%
Employed Population 16+3,122
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married45.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.2%
Median Earnings25+$29,518
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,161
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,593

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,348
% Above Poverty Level82.8%
% Below Poverty Level17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone33.9%
Median Gross Rent$603
Median House Value$68,800

Ancestry

English18.4%
Irish17.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.3%
Italian6.7%
Dutch3.6%
French Except Basque3.1%
Swedish2.2%
Arab2.2%
Polish2%
Scottish1.9%
Lebanese1.9%
Welsh1.4%
Ukrainian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
German0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Russian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Barbadian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Wellsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Allegany County
Standard Zip Codes14895
Phone Area Codes585
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.12
Approximate Longitude-77.94

Wellsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBOLIVAR
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp11 to 31 F
Apr Temp31 to 56 F
Jul Temp54 to 79 F
Oct Temp34 to 60 F
Annual Precip39.6 inches
StationANGELICA
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp11 to 30 F
Apr Temp28 to 54 F
Jul Temp52 to 79 F
Oct Temp34 to 58 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationFRANKLINVILLE
Distance30.3 miles
Jan Temp11 to 30 F
Apr Temp30 to 54 F
Jul Temp54 to 78 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip41.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belmont921$54,531

Wellsville Public Libraries

David A Howe Public Library
155 NORTH MAIN STREET
Wellsville, New York
(585) 593-3410

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Wellsville Hospitals

Jones Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
191 N Main St
(585) 593-1100

Wellsville Public Schools

Wellsville Senior High School
126 W State St
ZIP: 14895
(585) 596-2182
High
Total Enrollment 397
Wellsville Middle School
126 W State St
ZIP: 14895
(585) 596-2143
Middle
Total Enrollment 276
Wellsville Elementary School
98 School St
ZIP: 14895
(585) 596-2104
Primary
Total Enrollment 581

Wellsville Private Schools

Immaculate Conception School
24 Maple Ave
ZIP: 14895
Elementary
Total Enrollment 147
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