Wells County ND Information


Wells County Subdivisions

Wells County ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,098
Population in Households 3,998
Population in Familes 3,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $52,406
Average Household Income $73,340
Per Capita Income $34,466


Total Housing Units 2,481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,595 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 314 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 572 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $87,792
Average Home Value $131,755


Total Households 1,909
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 1,170
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 -0.32% -0.73%
Households -0.21% -0.71%
Families -0.54% -0.92%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.19%


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, 2018 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 # 29 47th
Population Density # 31 40th
Diversity Index # 50 8th
Median Household Income # 43 21st
Per Capita Income # 25 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.