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The location of Wells

Welcome to Wells ...

The city of Wells is located in Faribault County.

The location of Wells has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Wells has a population of 2,187 people<2> (see below for details).

Wells is 1,160 feet [354 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Wells lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wells is located in the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Wells: 56097<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wells had a population of 2,343 people (which is 16.1% of the total population of Faribault County). This makes Wells the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wells represents 0.04% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 241st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,343 people, the population of Wells decreased 6.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,494 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Wells had an population of 2,187 people. This is a decrease of 6.66% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.31% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Wells ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 42 communities that are also named Wells - they are located in Alaska, British Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Maine, Michigan (5), Mississippi (3), Missouri, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Mexico, New York (2), North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wells.

Websites for Wells ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wells. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wells. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wells. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wells:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wells ...

Looking for more information about Wells? 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 Wells, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wells.

Communities near Wells ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Albert Lea   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the East (E) of Wells

Located in Freeborn County

Blue Earth   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Wells

Mapleton   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Wells

Located in Blue Earth County

New Richland   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Wells

Located in Waseca County

Minnesota Lake   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Wells

Alden   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Wells

Located in Freeborn County

Kiester   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Wells

Bricelyn   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Wells

Hartland   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Wells

Located in Freeborn County

Freeborn   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Wells

Located in Freeborn County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wells.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wells.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wells - 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 city (such as Wells). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wells 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wells) 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 Wells. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wells

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wells. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7450, Longitude: -93.7286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wells have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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