Wellsville, Kansas

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Wellsville is a city in Franklin County, Kansas, United States. The town site of Wellsville was laid out in the fall of 1864 by Messrs. Shoot, Root and Wells of Chicago. The town was named after Mr. Wells of the company. The population was 1,606 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Wellsville is located at 38°43′11″N 95°4′53″W / 38.71972°N 95.08139°W / 38.71972; -95.08139 (38.719694, -95.081358)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,606 people, 636 households, and 435 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,917.2 people per square mile (738.2/km²). There were 666 housing units at an average density of 795.1/sq mi (306.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.13% White, 0.19% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 636 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,456, and the median income for a family was $47,102. Males had a median income of $35,938 versus $25,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,215. About 7.9% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

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