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Wellston, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Wellston Census Designated Place had a population of 302 as of July 1, 2019. Wellston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wellston is located at latitude 44.2169 and longitude -85.9579 in Manistee County. The formal boundaries for the Wellston Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Manistee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The Wellston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583771) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wellston Census Designated Place is located within Township of Norman, a minor civil division (MCD) of Manistee County.


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Wellston, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wellston, MI Housing Affordability Index is 182
State of Michigan Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Wellston, MI Wealth Index is 45
State of Michigan Wealth Index is 92
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 302 (100%)
Population in Households 302 (100.0%)
Population in Families 238 (78.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 310
Diversity Index2 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,288
Average Household Income $48,029
Per Capita Income $21,735
Wealth Index4 45

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 5.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (49.0%)
Median Home Value $111,538
Housing Affordability Index3 182
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 134
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 87
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.32% -0.13%
Households -0.16% -0.15%
Families 0.25% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

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, 2019 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 # 614 11th
Population Density # 588 15th
Diversity Index # 460 34th
Median Household Income # 618 11th
Per Capita Income # 546 21st

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