|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Wellston is 1,567. Wellston, Missouri is the 8,522nd largest city in the US.
The peak population of Wellston was in 1990, when its population was 3,585. In 1990, Wellston was the 4,994th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 8,522nd largest city in the US. Wellston is currently 56.3% smaller than it was in 1990.
Wellston has shrunk 36.1% since the year 2000. Wellston, Missouri's growth is extremely below average. 99% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|8516||Southern View, Illinois||1,571||-12.1%|
|8519||Mexico, New York||1,569||-0.1%|
|8520||Montour Falls, New York||1,567||-12.9%|
|8524||Lake Winnebago, Missouri||1,566||72.0%|
|8526||Tryon, North Carolina||1,565||-11.3%|
|8527||Union City, Ohio||1,565||-11.2%|
|8528||Mont Alto, Pennsylvania||1,564||-10.0%|
The total voting age population of Wellston, Missouri, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 1,147. The voting age population is 41.1% male and 58.9% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 10.7% of the residents of Wellston are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Wellston are 93.6% Black, 3.6% White and 2.7% Two or more races. Additionally, 0.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Wellston, 43.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 59.0%. On a per-household basis, 41.0% of families are below the poverty line in Wellston.
Among those aged 16 and older, 54.5% of Wellston residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.9% of Wellston residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 5.1% have a bachelor's degree and 1.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Wellston residents aged 5 and older, 3.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Wellston is 13.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Wellston, 1.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Wellston is $25,355.
In Wellston, 28.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 71.1% of housing units in Wellston.
Of all the housing units in Wellston, 28.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Wellston, 21.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 190 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Wellston is $928.
In Wellston, 47.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.