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Wellsboro, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

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The Borough of Wellsboro had a population of 3,295 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wellsboro: Weilsboro, Wellsborough.

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Wellsboro, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,295
Daytime Population: Workers 4,764
Daytime Population: Residents 1,907
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,671
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.02
Population in Households 3,180
Population in Familes 2,289
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density2 672
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $44,782
Average Household Income $64,736
Per Capita Income $30,621


Total Housing Units 1,695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 844 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 693 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $152,015
Average Home Value $161,463


Total Households 1,537
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 837
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% -0.05%
Households 0.24% -0.03%
Families 0.07% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2017 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 # 415 77th
Population Density # 1267 28th
Diversity Index # 896 50th
Median Household Income # 1206 32nd
Per Capita Income # 476 73rd

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