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Wellington, Florida - Basic Facts

The Village of Wellington had a population of 60,940 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wellington is located at latitude 26.6471 and longitude -80.2744 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wellington (see map below) encompass a land area of 45.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Village of Wellington (GNIS ID: 2407568) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Village of Wellington is located within Sunshine Parkway CCD of Palm Beach County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wellington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wellington, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 60,940
Population in Households 60,938
Population in Familes 53,911
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,350
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 20,853
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 16,443
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,569 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,284 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,980 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $357,340
Average Home Value $423,330


Median Household Income $82,115
Average Household Income $109,079
Per Capita Income $37,379
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 1.31%
Households 0.95% 1.13%
Families 0.9% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wellington, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wellington to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 53 94th
Population Density1 # 499 46th
Diversity Index2 # 257 72nd
Median Household Income # 59 94th
Per Capita Income # 170 82nd

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