Wellington, Utah


Wellington City Hall
Wellington City Hall
A historic cabin preserved in Wellington City Park
Pioneer cabin in City Park

Wellington was founded by a group of Mormon pioneers in 1878. Their leader was Jefferson Tidwell, the same Jefferson Tidwell who later discovered coal in Whitmore Canyon near Sunnyside.

The town was named after Justus Wellington Seeley, Jr., a judge in the Emery County Court at the time (Carbon County was carved out of Emery County in 1894). The growth of Wellington was fueled by the number of working coal mines in the area. That means the local economy was tied to the health and welfare of the coal industry for many years. Now the big thing in the area is oil and gas exploration.

Fast Facts about Wellington, Utah

Wellington, Carbon County, UT 84542
Latitude: 39.5395°N
Longitude: 110.7297°W
Founded: 1878
Elevation: 5,413'

Education:
High School or Higher: 80.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 10.4%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 2.9%
Cost of Living Index for Wellington: 82.5

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $40,500
Median Home Value: $111,500
Median Resident Age: 28.1 Years
Major Industries:
Mining, Oil & Gas Extraction, Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Health Care, Construction, Government, Social Services, Waste Management Services, Repair & Maintenance, Retail Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 7.6%
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
1,676
Males
825
Females
851
Population by Age
Under 18
491
18 & over
1,185
20-24
108
25-34
230
35-49
281
50-64
291
65 & over
220
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
183
Non Hispanic or Latino
1,493
Population by Race
White
1,544
African-American
8
Asian
7
Native American
24
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
1
Other
48
Two or more
44
 

Carbon County Pages

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