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Wellington, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Wellington had a population of 813 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wellington is located at latitude 39.1424 and longitude -93.9863 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wellington (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 787 feet.

The City of Wellington (GNIS ID: 2397247) 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 City of Wellington is located within Township of Clay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wellington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wellington, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 813
Population in Households 813
Population in Familes 688
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 748
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 315
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $92,757
Average Home Value $105,176


Median Household Income $43,537
Average Household Income $58,006
Per Capita Income $22,430
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% -0.17%
Households -0.35% -0.26%
Families -0.43% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wellington, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellington to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 407 61st
Population Density1 # 546 47th
Diversity Index2 # 408 61st
Median Household Income # 439 58th
Per Capita Income # 431 58th

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