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Wellston, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Wellston had a population of 2,142 as of July 1, 2016. Wellston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wellston is located at latitude 38.6751 and longitude -90.2941 in St. Louis County. 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. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 522 feet.

The City of Wellston (GNIS ID: 2397251) 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 Wellston is located within Township of University, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wellston: Rinkelville.

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


Total Population 2,142
Population in Households 2,113
Population in Familes 1,792
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 2,325
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 725
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 500
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,001 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 248 (24.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 476 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 276 (27.6%)
Median Home Value $64,655
Average Home Value $81,250


Median Household Income $25,110
Average Household Income $33,861
Per Capita Income $11,395
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.22% -0.75%
Households -1.26% -0.81%
Families -1.22% -0.94%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
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, 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 # 249 76th
Population Density1 # 90 91st
Diversity Index2 # 726 30th
Median Household Income # 1005 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1026 1st

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