Wellington, Kansas

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Wellington is a city in Sumner County, Kansas, United States. The population was 8,647 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Sumner County[3].



Wellington was first surveyed on April 4, 1871 and named for the Duke of Wellington. It was designated as the permanent seat of Sumner County in 1872, winning out over competitor Sumner City. Trading with the cattle herds coming up the Chisholm Trail was an important factor in the early economy of the town.[4]


Wellington is located at 37°16′2″N 97°24′0″W / 37.26722°N 97.4°W / 37.26722; -97.4 (37.267289, -97.400061)[5], at an elevation of 1230 feet.[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.8 square miles (14.9 km²), of which, 5.7 square miles (14.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.08%) is water.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,647 people, 3,422 households, and 2,306 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,529.6 people per square mile (590.9/km²). There were 3,795 housing units at an average density of 671.3/sq mi (259.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.36% White, 1.71% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.58% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.26% of the population.

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