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Wellton, Arizona

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Welcome to Wellton ...

The town of Wellton is located in Yuma County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wellton has a population of 3,044 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Wellton.

Wellton is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Wellton lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Wellton and travel west, you will leave Mountain Standard Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT). In addition, you will be moving from an area that does not observe daylight saving time to one that does.

Wellton is within the boundaries of the (928) area code.

The ZIP code for Wellton: 85356<4>

Websites for Wellton ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wellton had an population of 3,044 people. This is an increase of 5.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 66.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wellton had a population of 2,882 people. This makes Wellton the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Wellton represents 0.05% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 74th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,882 people, the population of Wellton increased 57.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,829 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wellton.

Communities near Wellton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wellton.

  • Ligurta [Yuma County]
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    • Ligurta [Yuma County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Wellton
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  • Roll [Yuma County]
  • Tacna [Yuma County]
  • Dome [Yuma County] - Historic
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    • Dome [Yuma County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Wellton
    • Former name for Dome:
    • Swiveler's Station
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    • Fortuna Foothills [Yuma County]
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      • Fortuna Foothills [Yuma County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Wellton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fortuna Foothills have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fort Laguna [Yuma County] - Historic
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      • Fort Laguna [Yuma County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Wellton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Laguna. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Tyson [Yuma County] - Historic
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      • Tyson [Yuma County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Wellton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bard [Imperial County]
    • Castle Dome Landing [Yuma County]
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      • Castle Dome Landing [Yuma County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Wellton
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    • Fishers Landing [Yuma County]
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      • Fishers Landing [Yuma County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Wellton
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wellton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wellton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wellton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wellton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wellton. See our Newspapers Page for Wellton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wellton ...

Looking for more information about Wellton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wellton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wellton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Yuma County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wellton:

The official website for Yuma County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Yuma, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wellton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wellton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Wellton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wellton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wellton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wellton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wellton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6734, Longitude: -114.1444    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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