Wells County ND Information


Wells County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 4,218
Daytime Population: Workers 2,282
Daytime Population: Residents 2,029
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,311
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 4,104
Population in Familes 3,235
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $52,099
Average Household Income $71,414
Per Capita Income $33,230


Total Housing Units 2,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,460 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 483 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 576 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $85,227
Average Home Value $128,664


Total Households 1,943
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 1,199
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 0.04% -0.17%
Households 0.0% -0.21%
Families -0.27% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.56%


Wells County ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wells County to the other 53 counties and county equivalents in North Dakota 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 # 28 49th
Population Density # 30 42nd
Diversity Index # 50 6th
Median Household Income # 40 26th
Per Capita Income # 28 49th

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