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The Village of Wells River had a population of 384 as of July 1, 2017. Wells River ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wells River is located at latitude 44.1556 and longitude -72.0659 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wells River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Village of Wells River (GNIS ID: 2378330) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Wells River is located within Town of Newbury, a minor civil division (MCD) of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wells River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wells River: Wells River Village.

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Wells River, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 384
Daytime Population: Workers 404
Daytime Population: Residents 179
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 583
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 384
Population in Familes 272
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 205
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $42,566
Average Household Income $56,909
Per Capita Income $26,981


Total Housing Units 216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 117 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $197,917
Average Home Value $207,203


Total Households 185
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.53% -0.37%
Households -0.29% -0.22%
Families 0.42% -0.6%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

Wells River, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wells River to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 84 30th
Population Density # 106 13th
Diversity Index # 25 80th
Median Household Income # 93 23rd
Per Capita Income # 68 44th

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