Wellton, AZ


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Wellton is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 2,936 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wellton is the 99th largest community in Arizona. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Wellton, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Wellton, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Wellton’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Wellton does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $42,869.00.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wellton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wellton is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wellton who work in maintenance occupations (26.20%), personal care services (9.07%), and teaching (8.06%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.59% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Wellton is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Wellton’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Wellton is worth considering.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Wellton rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.94% of adults 25 and older in Wellton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Wellton in 2010 was $25,948, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,792 for a family of four. However, Wellton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wellton is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wellton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wellton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wellton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.18% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wellton include German, Irish, Polish, and Italian.

Wellton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.01%.

The most common language spoken in Wellton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.

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