Wellington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 7,987 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wellington is the 42nd largest community in Kansas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wellington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wellington is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wellington who work in office and administrative support (12.87%), food service (10.70%), and management occupations (7.06%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Wellington spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.17 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Wellington citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.68% of adults 25 and older in Wellington have a college degree.
The per capita income in Wellington in 2010 was $22,163, which is middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,652 for a family of four. However, Wellington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Wellington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wellington residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Wellington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.70% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wellington include Irish, English, French , and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Wellington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.