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Welcome to Wells ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Wells has a population of 1,254 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Wells.
Going back to its beginning, Wells was originally named Humboldt Wells. For more information about the names of Wells, see The Names of Wells on our Genealogy Page.
The community of Wells is 5,620 feet [1,713 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Wells is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Wells lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Wells is within the (775) area code.
The ZIP code for Wells: 89835<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wells had an population of 1,254 people. This is a decrease of 2.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.84% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Wells had a population of 1,292 people. This makes Wells the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Wells represents 0.05% of the total population of Nevada (which has 2,700,551 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,292 people, the population of Wells decreased 4.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,346 people).
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), Minnesota, Mississippi (3), Missouri, 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.
Communities near Wells ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wells.
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 Wells. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wells.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wells.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wells. See our Newspapers 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.
Adding Wells to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Wells in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wells was on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map of Nevada (1883).
We also found Wells in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wells on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wells. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Elko County: www.elkocountynv.net/
The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 12 Sep 2022