Ben Wheeler, Texas Population 2024

1,924

Ben Wheeler is a city located in Van Zandt County Texas. Ben Wheeler has a 2024 population of 1,924. Ben Wheeler is currently declining at a rate of -0.88% annually and its population has decreased by -3.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,992 in 2020.

The average household income in Ben Wheeler is $104,928 with a poverty rate of 2.5%. The median age in Ben Wheeler is 29.6 years: 29.5 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

Ben Wheeler Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ben Wheeler was:

  • White: 95.51%
  • Other race: 4.49%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
3.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
641.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.41% (-68)
The current population of Ben Wheeler, Texas is 1,924 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,992.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,87095.51%
Other race884.49%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Two or more races00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Ben Wheeler Population by Race

Ben Wheeler Population Pyramid 2024

Ben Wheeler Median Age

29.6

Total

29.5

Male

34.5

Female

Ben Wheeler Adults

There are 1,554 adults, (232 of whom are seniors) in Ben Wheeler.

Ben Wheeler Age Dependency

48.1

Age Dependency Ratio

17.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ben Wheeler Sex Ratio

Female93247.6%
Male1,02652.4%

Ben Wheeler Population by Age

Ben Wheeler Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5303.6972.827.2
Married3273.9198.21.8
Non Family1351.3632.667.4
Female687.2630.969.1
Male0000

4.34

Average Family Size

3.69

Average Household Size

72.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ben Wheeler Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade21815.9%
Associates Degree24017.51%
Bachelors Degree17512.76%
Graduate Degree231.68%
High School Graduate28921.08%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College42631.07%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ben Wheeler Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ben Wheeler Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2531,051198
Hispanic1181020
Other Race88880

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.8%.

Ben Wheeler Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$2,499$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$140,152$141,553$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$36,176$108,194$0
Some College$32,154$0$0

$36,176

Average Earnings

$108,194

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Ben Wheeler Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ben Wheeler Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ben Wheeler Language

97.69% of Ben Wheeler residents speak only English, while 2.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.31% of the population.

Ben Wheeler Language

Ben Wheeler Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,703492.88%

2.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.53%

Male Poverty Rate

2.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ben Wheeler

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ben Wheeler is White, with 2.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ben Wheeler is White, with 2.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.55%.

Ben Wheeler Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater13.13%
Some College3.45%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School0%

Ben Wheeler Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed3.95%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Ben Wheeler Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ben Wheeler Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$112,912$106,615
Households$113,099$104,928
Married Families$113,421$-999,999,999
Non Families$36,745$61,730

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ben Wheeler Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ben Wheeler Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ben Wheeler Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ben Wheeler Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ben Wheeler Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

179

Number of Veterans

179

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War15
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Ben Wheeler Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64131
35 to 5448
18 to 340
65 to 740
75+0

Ben Wheeler Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White17912.21%

Ben Wheeler Veterans by Race

Ben Wheeler Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ben Wheeler Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Ben Wheeler Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ben Wheeler Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ben Wheeler Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.22%

Born in Ben Wheeler

98.88%

Native Born

1.12%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.88% of Ben Wheeler residents were born in the United States, with 84.22% having been born in Texas. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ben Wheeler Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,924-17-0.88%
20231,941-17-0.87%
20221,958-68-3.36%
20212,026341.71%
20201,99200%

Ben Wheeler Population by Year