Wheeler County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:4,807More data
Estimate 2021:4,905 
Census 2020:4,987More data
Census 2010:5,410More data
Census 2000:5,284More data
Population of the County Seat (Wheeler)
Census 2020:1,487 
Census 2010:1,592 
Census 2000:1,378 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Mobeetie city:84More data
Shamrock city:1,713More data
Wheeler city:1,445More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:914.5More data
Water Area:1.0More data
Total Area:915.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:5.45More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:25.5%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:92.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:3.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:68.9%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:2.7%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.7%More data
65 and Older:20.9%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:41.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$49,906More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$245,887,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$49,282More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:81.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:17.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$41,789More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$46,913 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$47,217 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$41,950 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$39,611 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.729280More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,087,374,885More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,359,252,015More data
Total Actual Levy:$9,910,195More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$N/AMore data
CY 2021:$N/A 
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:30.551More data
US Highways:31.990More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:36.032More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:141.607More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:58.013More data
On-System Subtotal:298.193More data
City Streets:49.305More data
Certified County Roads:580.218More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:629.523More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:927.716More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:122.204More data
US Highways:72.732More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:79.090More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:283.214More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:116.268More data
On-System Subtotal:673.508More data
City Streets:98.610More data
Certified County Roads:1,160.436More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,259.046More data
County Total:1,932.554More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Wheeler County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Wheeler County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Wheeler County»

Special Districts in Wheeler County.
School Districts in Wheeler County.
History of City Tax Rates in Wheeler County.

Airports in Wheeler County.
Hospitals in Wheeler County.
Prisons in Wheeler County.