Wells, TX Population

Population: 769. Estimated population in July 2020: 792 (+3.0% change)
Males: 366 (47.6%), Females: 403 (52.4%)

Zip code: 75976

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $21,518
Median house value: $33,700

Races in Wells:

  • White Non-Hispanic (70.4%)
  • Black (18.7%)
  • Hispanic (9.1%)
  • Other race (6.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (13.9%), Irish (9.5%), English (7.0%), German (2.7%), French (1.8%), Dutch (1.3%).

Land area: 1.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wells

  • High school or higher: 56.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wells town

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 16.0%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

3.5% Foreign born (3.1% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+1.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wells:

  • WOODLAND HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; LUFKIN, TX)
  • MEMORIAL MED CENTER OF EAST TEXAS (about 21 miles; LUFKIN, TX)
  • MEMORIAL SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; LUFKIN, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wells:

  • EAST TEXAS RGNL (about 64 miles; LONGVIEW, TX; Abbreviation: GGG)
  • TYLER POUNDS RGNL (about 68 miles; TYLER, TX; Abbreviation: TYR)
  • SHREVEPORT REGIONAL (about 102 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Abbreviation: SHV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wells:

  • A L MANGHAM JR. REGIONAL (about 18 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Abbreviation: OCH)
  • ANGELINA COUNTY (about 23 miles; LUFKIN, TX; Abbreviation: LFK)
  • GROVETON-TRINITY COUNTY (about 32 miles; GROVETON, TX; Abbreviation: 33R)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wells:

  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 17 miles; LUFKIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,773)
  • STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,217)
  • KILGORE COLLEGE (about 62 miles; KILGORE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,814)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER (about 63 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,433)
  • SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,429)
  • TRINITY VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 79 miles; ATHENS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,858)
  • TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 80 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,872)

Schools

Public high school in Wells:

  • WELLS H S (Students: 89; Location: HWY 69 & 5TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Wells:

  • WELLS EL (Students: 243; Location: HWY 69 & 5TH ST; Grades: PK – 08)