Wells County

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Wells County, Indiana

102 W Market St Rm 205
Bluffton, IN 46714
Phone: (260) 824-6470
Fax: (260) 824-6475
www.wellscounty.org

In northeastern IN, south of Ft. Wayne; established Feb 7, 1835 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Capt. William Wells (1770?-1812), a white man adopted by Miami Indian Chief Little Turtle (c.1752-1812), who served with the Indians; he returned to the white men and served as Indian agent, then fought the Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe (1811)

Area (sq mi):: 370.41 (land 369.96; water 0.45) Population per square mile: 75.90
Population 2005: 28,085 State rank: 56 Population change: 2000-20005 1.80%; 1990-2000 6.40% Population 2000: 27,600 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 36.80
Income 2000: per capita $19,158; median household $43,934; Population below poverty level: 5.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,911-$26,226
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 20.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Wells County, North Dakota

PO Box 155
Fessenden, ND 58438
Phone: (701) 547-3122
Fax: (701) 547-3840
mylocalgov.com/wellscountynd/

In central ND, northeast of Bismarck; organized as Gingras County Jan 4, 1873 (prior to statehood) from Sheridan County; name changed Feb 26, 1881. Name Origin: For Edward Payson Wells (1847-1936), ND territorial legislator (1881), banker, and developer of the James River valley

Area (sq mi):: 1290.62 (land 1271.28; water 19.34) Population per square mile: 3.60
Population 2005: 4,574 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 -10.30%; 1990-2000 -13.00% Population 2000: 5,102 (White 98.90%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.50%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 45.20
Income 2000: per capita $17,932; median household $31,894; Population below poverty level: 13.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,589-$30,066
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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