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Wellston, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Wellston is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in St. Louis County at latitude 38.6751 and longitude -90.2941. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 522 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Wellston, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wellston, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wellston indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Wellston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wellston: Rinkelville.

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Wellston, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,198
Population in Households 2,168
Population in Familes 1,842
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 2,358
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 752
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 519
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 266 (26.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 486 (48.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 250 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $71,822
Average Home Value $89,151


Median Household Income $25,221
Average Household Income $34,135
Per Capita Income $11,389
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.19% -0.64%
Households -1.01% -0.59%
Families -0.93% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   3.27%
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.


Wellston, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellston to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 246 76th
Population Density1 # 88 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 678 34th
Median Household Income # 1001 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1022 1st

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