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Coastal town

Wells is a town in York County, in the Portland metro area.

The community was named for Wells, England.

The latitude of Wells is 43.321N. The longitude is -70.581W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 177 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,400.


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Median household income
Local
$46,314
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wells demographic reports
Known for its many antique shops
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Harbor Fest - July 14-16, 2007
  • ChiliFest - Sept. 8-9, 2007
  • Winter Family Fun Day - Feb. 3, 2007
  • Native American Powwow - July 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wells web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wells Reserve
Wildlife: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Meetinghouse Museum, Wells Auto Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wells demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the York 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 04073 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Wells residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $23,130, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Wells residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wells, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $545.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,046.


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Libraries in Wells include Wells Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Wells workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Wells include Coast Village Inn & Cottages, Elmwood Resort Hotel, Hampton Inn Suites.

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