Wellman, Texas

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Wellman, Texas
Location of Wellman, Texas
Location of Wellman, Texas
Terry County Wellman.svg
Coordinates: 33°2′50″N 102°25′41″W / 33.04722°N 102.42806°W / 33.04722; -102.42806Coordinates: 33°2′50″N 102°25′41″W / 33.04722°N 102.42806°W / 33.04722; -102.42806
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
3,350 ft (1,021 m)
 • Total203
 • Density680/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)806
FIPS code48-77164[1]
GNIS feature ID1349638[2]

Wellman is a city in Terry County, Texas, United States. The city was formed in 1918 as a shipping point on the Santa Fe Railroad and named after Augustus Ogden Wellman who had been an assistant to the railroad's secretary and treasurer.[3][4] The population was 203 at the 2010 census.

Notable people[edit]


Wellman is located at 33°2′50″N 102°25′41″W / 33.04722°N 102.42806°W / 33.04722; -102.42806 (33.047108, -102.428023).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016204[6]0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 203 people, 74 households, and 56 families residing in the city. The population density was 589.3 people per square mile (230.5/km²). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 272.9/sq mi (106.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.74% White, 2.46% Native American, 11.82% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.06% of the population.

There were 74 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,833, and the median income for a family was $55,357. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $32,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,757. About 18.8% of families and 22.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.3% of those sixty five or over.


Wellman is served by the Wellman-Union Consolidated Independent School District. The former Wellman Independent School District merged into Wellman-Union CISD on July 1, 1997.[8]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Blackmar, Frank W. "Augustus Ogden Wellman". KSGenWeb. Standard Publishing Company. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Wellman, TX". Handbook of Texas. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "CONSOLIDATIONS, ANNEXATIONS AND NAME CHANGES FOR TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. 2018-09-10. Retrieved 2019-10-30.