Wellington, Kansas

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Wellington, Kansas
Nickname(s): 
"Wheat Capital of the World"
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sumner County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°16′2″N 97°24′0″W / 37.26722°N 97.40000°W / 37.26722; -97.40000Coordinates: 37°16′2″N 97°24′0″W / 37.26722°N 97.40000°W / 37.26722; -97.40000
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySumner
Platted1871
Incorporated1872
Named forDuke of Wellington
Government
 • MayorShelly Hansel
Area
 • Total8.19 sq mi (21.21 km2)
 • Land7.61 sq mi (19.71 km2)
 • Water0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
Elevation
1,230 ft (370 m)
Population
 • Total8,172
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
7,889
 • Density1,000/sq mi (390/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67152
Area code620
FIPS code20-76475
GNIS ID0470147 [4]
Websitecityofwellington.net

Wellington is a city in Sumner County, Kansas, United States. It is also the county seat.[5] In 2010, 8,172 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

The first post office in Wellington was created in July 1871.[7]

Geography[change | change source]

Wellington is at 37°16′2″N 97°24′0″W / 37.26722°N 97.40000°W / 37.26722; -97.40000 (37.267289, -97.400061).[8] at an elevation of 1230 feet.[4] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 8.19 square miles (21.21 km2). Of that, 7.61 square miles (19.71 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

Wellington has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Wellington has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18802,094
18904,391109.7%
19004,245−3.3%
19107,03465.7%
19207,0480.2%
19307,4055.1%
19407,246−2.1%
19507,7476.9%
19608,80913.7%
19708,072−8.4%
19808,2121.7%
19908,4112.4%
20008,6472.8%
20108,172−5.5%
Est. 20167,889[3]−3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 United States Census says that there were 8,172 people, 3,246 households, and 2,105 families living in Wellington.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  7. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  8. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. Climate Summary for Wellington, Kansas
  10. United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved December 23, 2013.

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