- Wellston, Missouri
official_name = Wellston, Missouri
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Wellston, Missouri
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = St. Louis
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 2.3
area_land_km2 = 2.3
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.9
area_land_sq_mi = 0.9
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2460
population_density_km2 = 1055.1
population_density_sq_mi = 2732.6
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 158
elevation_ft = 518
latd = 38 |latm = 40 |lats = 22 |latNS = N
longd = 90 |longm = 17 |longs = 32 |longEW = W
Wellston is a city in St. Louis County,
Missouri, United States. The population was 2,460 at the 2000 census.
Wellston is located at coor dms|38|40|22|N|90|17|32|W|city (38.672851, -90.292237)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,460 people, 779 households, and 578 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 2,732.6 people per square mile (1,055.3/km²). There were 961 housing units at an average density of 1,067.5/sq mi (412.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 6.30% White, 92.07% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.
There were 779 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.3% were married couples living together, 44.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.64.
In the city the population was spread out with 35.7% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $18,596, and the median income for a family was $20,625. Males had a median income of $21,264 versus $18,917 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $6,262. About 59.2% of families and 68.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 70.1% of those under age 18 and 78.6% of those age 65 or over.
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