Wheeler County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:5,056More data
Estimate 2018:5,158 
Estimate 2017:5,300 
Estimate 2016:5,518 
Estimate 2015:5,658 
Estimate 2014:5,696 
Estimate 2013:5,716 
Estimate 2012:5,589 
Estimate 2011:5,446 
Census 2010:5,410More data
Census 2000:5,284More data
Population of the County Seat (Wheeler)
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:95More data
Shamrock city:1,764More data
Wheeler city:1,477More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:914.5More data
Water Area:1.0More data
Total Area:915.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:5.92More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:25.6%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:92.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:3.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:68.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:2.7%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.1%More data
65 and Older:19.3%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:40.4More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$41,801More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$216,990,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$48,018More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:81.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:16.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$41,950More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$39,611 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$37,260 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$38,816 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$39,005 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.487280More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,556,167,230More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,829,537,230More data
Total Actual Levy:$8,924,677More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:30.562More data
US Highways:31.990More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:36.036More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:141.610More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:58.034More data
On-System Subtotal:298.232More data
City Streets:48.924More data
Certified County Roads:581.049More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:629.973More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:928.205More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:122.248More data
US Highways:72.732More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:79.280More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:283.220More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:116.068More data
On-System Subtotal:673.548More data
City Streets:97.848More data
Certified County Roads:1,162.098More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,259.946More data
County Total:1,933.494More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Wheeler County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.