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Welcome to Wells ...

The city of Wells is located in Elko County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wells has a population of 1,252 people<2> (see below for details).

Wells was originally named Humboldt Wells.

The community of Wells is 5,620 feet [1,713 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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 located in the (775) area code.

The ZIP code for Wells: 89835<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wells had an population of 1,252 people. This is a decrease of 3.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.98% 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.

  • Metropolis [Elko County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metropolis
    • Metropolis [Elko County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Wells
  • Melandco [Elko County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melandco have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melandco
    • Melandco [Elko County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Wells
  • Holborn [Elko County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holborn have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holborn
    • Holborn [Elko County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Wells
  • Wood [Elko County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood
    • Wood [Elko County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Wells
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Deeth [Elko County]
    • Wilkins [Elko County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkins have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkins
      • Wilkins [Elko County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Wells
    • Oasis [Elko County]
    • Halleck [Elko County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halleck have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halleck
      • Halleck [Elko County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Wells
    • Spruce [Elko County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce
      • Spruce [Elko County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Wells
    • Fort Halleck [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Halleck
      • Fort Halleck [Elko County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the southwest of 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.

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Elko, 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 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: 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: 41.1113, Longitude: -114.9663    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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