Wellington City Hall
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
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
Median Household Income: $40,500
Median Home Value: $111,500
Median Resident Age: 28.1 Years
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%