Wellton, AZ

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Wellton is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 2,375 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wellton is the 118th 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 $47,597.00.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wellton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.51% of the Wellton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wellton is a town of service providers, managers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wellton who work in personal care services (16.16%), farm management occupations (14.36%), and management occupations (13.95%).

Another important characteristic of Wellton is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.53% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Wellton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Wellton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Wellton is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Wellton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.35% of adults 25 and older in Wellton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Wellton in 2018 was $21,083, which is lower middle income relative to Arizona, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,332 for a family of four. However, Wellton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wellton is an extremely 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 Asian. Wellton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.86% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wellton include English, German, Irish, Swedish, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Wellton's cultural character, accounting for 29.57% of the town’s population.

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

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