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Wells, Vermont - Basic Facts

The Wells Census Designated Place had a population of 407 as of July 1, 2017. Wells ranks in the lower 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 is located at latitude 43.4187 and longitude -73.2123 in Rutland County. The formal boundaries for the Wells Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Rutland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 502 feet.

The Wells Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586659) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wells Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wells, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutland County.

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

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


Total Population 407
Daytime Population: Workers 55
Daytime Population: Residents 221
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 276
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 407
Population in Familes 302
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 513
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $46,348
Average Household Income $61,079
Per Capita Income $27,411


Total Housing Units 294 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (36.1%)
Median Home Value $194,697
Average Home Value $246,290


Total Households 188
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 114
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 0.34% -0.05%
Households 0.37% 0.0%
Families 0.62% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Wells, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wells 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 # 80 34th
Population Density # 64 48th
Diversity Index # 110 10th
Median Household Income # 73 40th
Per Capita Income # 65 47th

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