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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A
Wells is a town in Nevada with a population of 1,150. Wells is in Elko County. Living in Wells offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Wells and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Wells are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$736
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    50%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Wells

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,545
National
$55,322

Wells Reviews

3 reviews
I grew up in this great little town. Everyone is friendly and many have been close for generations. There is always someone available to help you in times of need. It's a mining community and surrounded by cattle ranches. I grew up playing sports and participating in FFA (Future Farmers of America). One thing that's hard about Wells is how many people are often moving in and out. There is the stable group and the transients. Also, there are two brothels just outside of town which isn't the best. However, it's pretty easy to get a job here or in Elko, which is 50 minutes away. The economy is good and the community is great. The schooling system is pretty average and definitely could improve.
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Wells Nevada is a small town with not much to it. Each and every single person knows the other and there isn't anything no one won't know about you, or think they know. I've lived here my whole life. I love the fact I can walk anywhere without much traffic and feel pretty safe. The people are friendly but when you are around the same people all the time, you get sick of them. At least they will have your back though.
Wells is a small town with small town benefits and issues, but it is home and the majority of the people here are friendly; they will help with anything if they know that there is a need.