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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B-
Wells County is located in Indiana with a population of 27,832. Living in Wells County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Wells County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Wells County are above average.
Population
27,832

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$662
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Wells County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    10
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    229.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,491.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Wells County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,038
National
$55,322

Wells County Reviews

1 review
Bluffton is a great town. Lots of restaurants, a nice coffee shop, a quiet library, a nice paved walkway beside the river, and overall just a great place to live.
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