Wellsville, Pennsylvania

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Wellsville is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 279 at the 2000 census.



Wellsville changed very little visually during the twentieth century; the borough's appearance remained that of a nineteenth-century community, complete with brick sidewalks and Gothic Revival and Greek Revival houses.[2]:2 Because of its unusually high quality of preservation, nearly all of the community was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 as a historic district, the "Wellsville Historic District."[1] Among the district's 48 contributing properties are an 1850s Methodist church, a small group of nineteenth-century commercial buildings, and the Wellsville House, an 1870s structure that has been used as a factory, museum, and restaurant.[2]:9, 10


Wellsville is located at 40°3′1″N 76°56′26″W / 40.05028°N 76.94056°W / 40.05028; -76.94056 (40.050335, -76.940533)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 279 people, 118 households, and 78 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,004.1 people per square mile (769.4/km²). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 890.7/sq mi (342.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.13% White, 1.43% African American, 1.08% Asian, and 0.36% from two or more races.

There were 118 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.85.

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