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Wells is a city in Faribault County.
The community was named for the wife of Clark W. Thompson
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Wells. For links to other places called Wells, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wells is 43.746N. The longitude is -93.728W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,158 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,434.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wells demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Faribault County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56097 ZIP code.
43% of Wells residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wells ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wells was $15,614, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Wells residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wells, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $259. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $538.
Libraries in Wells include Wells Public Library ... View libraries
Faribault County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wells political report.
The average commute time for Wells workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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