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Wellston, Michigan - Basic Facts

Wellston is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Wellston Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Manistee County at latitude 44.2169 and longitude -85.9579. Manistee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Wellston Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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Wellston, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellston to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 607 13th
Population Density1 # 581 16th
Diversity Index2 # 388 45th
Median Household Income # 569 18th
Per Capita Income # 395 43rd

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 315
Population in Households 315
Population in Familes 250
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 323
Diversity Index2 14
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (48.1%)
Median Home Value $82,576
Average Home Value $95,833
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,511
Average Household Income $46,615
Per Capita Income $21,018
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.3% 0.19%
Households 0.68% 0.28%
Families 1.62% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

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