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Wellston, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Wellston had a population of 773 as of July 1, 2016. Wellston ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wellston is located at latitude 35.6861 and longitude -97.0627 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wellston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The Town of Wellston (GNIS ID: 2413466) 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.

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

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


Total Population 773
Population in Households 773
Population in Familes 631
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 577
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 317
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 211
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $67,544
Average Home Value $83,333


Median Household Income $41,477
Average Household Income $50,946
Per Capita Income $21,024
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.29%
Households -0.15% -0.19%
Families -0.45% -0.29%
Median Household Income   0.05%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellston to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma 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 # 287 61st
Population Density1 # 336 54th
Diversity Index2 # 643 12th
Median Household Income # 343 53rd
Per Capita Income # 409 44th

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