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The Borough of Wellsboro had a population of 3,287 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wellsboro is located at latitude 41.7455 and longitude -77.3037 in Tioga County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Wellsboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Tioga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

The Borough of Wellsboro (GNIS ID: 1215629) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wellsboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wellsboro: Weilsboro, Wellsborough.

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Wellsboro, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,287
Population in Households 3,169
Population in Familes 2,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 671
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,525
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 830
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 835 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 690 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $146,446
Average Home Value $160,419


Median Household Income $43,225
Average Household Income $60,203
Per Capita Income $28,367
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.07%
Households 0.15% 0.05%
Families -0.06% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wellsboro, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellsboro to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 416 77th
Population Density1 # 1275 28th
Diversity Index2 # 873 51st
Median Household Income # 1191 32nd
Per Capita Income # 543 69th

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