Wellston is a city located in St. Louis County, Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,460.
Wellston is located at 38°40'22" North, 90°17'32" West (38.672851, -90.292237).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 km2 (0.9 mi2). 2.3 km2 (0.9 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 2,460 people, 779 households, and 578 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,055.3/km2 (2,732.6/mi2). There are 961 housing units at an average density of 412.3/km2 (1,067.5/mi2). The racial makeup of the city is 6.30% White, 92.07% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 779 households out of which 36.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.3% are married couples living together, 44.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% are non-families. 23.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.08 and the average family size is 3.64.
In the city the population is spread out with 35.7% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 27 years. For every 100 females there are 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 75.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $21,596, and the median income for a family is $22,625. Males have a median income of $23,264 versus $20,917 for females. The per capita income for the city is $8,262. 39.1% of the population and 34.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 50.1% of those under the age of 18 and 28.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.