Wells River, VT Demographics


Population (year 2000): 325. Estimated population in July 2005: 342 (+5.2% change)
Males: 142 (43.7%), Females: 183 (56.3%)

Orange County

Median resident age: 44.3 years
Median household income: $28,021 (year 2000)
Median house value: $95,800 (year 2000)

Races in Wells River:

  • White Non-Hispanic (99.7%)

Ancestries: United States (30.2%), English (21.2%), Irish (11.4%), French (10.2%), Scottish (3.7%), German (3.1%).

Elevation: 457 feet

Land area: 1.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wells River

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wells River village

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -102 (-23.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wells River:

  • COTTAGE HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; WOODSVILLE, NH)
  • NORTHEASTERN VERMONT REG HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT)
  • MARY HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; LEBANON, NH)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wells River:

  • RUTLAND STATE (about 75 miles; RUTLAND, VT; ID: RUT)
  • BURLINGTON INTL (about 79 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; ID: BTV)
  • MANCHESTER (about 95 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wells River:

  • DEAN MEMORIAL (about 8 miles; HAVERHILL, NH; ID: 5B9)
  • FRANCONIA (about 23 miles; FRANCONIA, NH; ID: 1B5)
  • POST MILLS (about 23 miles; POST MILLS, VT; ID: 2B9)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wells River:

  • DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (about 33 miles; HANOVER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,309)
  • PLYMOUTH STATE COLLEGE (about 40 miles; PLYMOUTH, NH; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • NORWICH UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; NORTHFIELD, VT; FT enrollment: 2,585)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT AND STATE AGRICULTURAL COLL (about 74 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; FT enrollment: 8,852)
  • MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE (about 78 miles; MIDDLEBURY, VT; FT enrollment: 2,265)
  • SAINT MICHAELS COLLEGE (about 81 miles; COLCHESTER, VT; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • KEENE STATE COLLEGE (about 84 miles; KEENE, NH; FT enrollment: 4,049)
Public primary/middle schools in Wells River:

  • BLUE MOUNTAIN USD #21 (Students: 442; Location: 2420 ROUTE 302; Grades: PK – 12)
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN S.U. (Location: 2420 RTE 302; Grades: PK – 12)

Libraries

Library in Wells River:

  • BALDWIN MEMORIAL (Operating income: $34,779; Location: P.O. BOX 337, 33 MAIN ST.; 10,573 books; 219 audio materials; 317 video materials; 30 serial subscriptions)