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The Town of Wellton had a population of 3,156 as of July 1, 2016. Wellton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wellton is located at latitude 32.64 and longitude -114.214 in Yuma County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wellton (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yuma County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 246 feet.

The Town of Wellton (GNIS ID: 2413467) 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.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Wellton is located within Wellton Division of Yuma County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wellton 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 Wellton: Saint Peter, San Pedro.

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Wellton, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,156
Population in Households 3,153
Population in Familes 2,629
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 109
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 1,338
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 967
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,012 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 924 (40.8%)
Median Home Value $84,339
Average Home Value $127,473


Median Household Income $39,082
Average Household Income $48,646
Per Capita Income $20,533
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.46% 1.1%
Households 1.49% 1.11%
Families 1.25% 0.95%
Median Household Income   -0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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.

Wellton, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellton to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona 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 # 125 73rd
Population Density1 # 277 39th
Diversity Index2 # 75 84th
Median Household Income # 201 56th
Per Capita Income # 206 55th

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