Wheeler, Texas Population 2021

1,423
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Wheeler is a city located in Wheeler County Texas. It is also the county seat of Wheeler County. With a 2020 population of 1,423, it is the 718th largest city in Texas and the 8919th largest city in the United States . Wheeler is currently declining at a rate of -1.86% annually and its population has decreased by -10.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,592 in 2010. Wheeler reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Wheeler has a population density of 930 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wheeler is $59,058 with a poverty rate of 20.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $677 per month, and the median house value is $85,500. The median age in Wheeler is 38.5 years, 33.3 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Wheeler Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wheelerwas:

  • White: 87.44%
  • Other race: 10.33%
  • Black or African American: 1.08%
  • Two or more races: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wheeler, Texas is 1,423 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,477.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,592.

Wheeler, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,29587.44%
Some Other Race15310.33%
Black or African American161.08%
Two or More Races140.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.20%
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Wheeler Population by Race

Wheeler Population Pyramid $2021

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Wheeler Median Age

38.5


Total

33.3


Male

43.4


Female

Wheeler Adults

There are 1,077 adults, (327 of whom are seniors) in Wheeler.

Wheeler Age Dependency

97.5

Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeler Sex Ratio

Female

747

50.44%

Male

734

49.56%

Wheeler Population by Age

Wheeler Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wheeler Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family53.5%46.5%
All69.6%30.4%
Female75.3%24.7%
Married75.4%24.6%
Male100%0%

69.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wheeler Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5862.4269.6
Married2813.1775.4
Non Family1851.1453.5
Female932.8975.3
Male271.78100

2.98

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Wheeler Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade15915.50%
9th to 12th Grade12311.99%
High School Graduate26225.54%
Some College19719.20%
Associates Degree676.53%
Bachelors Degree15014.62%
Graduate Degree686.63%
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Wheeler Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wheeler Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White636526180
Hispanic35919033
Other Race9245
Black1615
2+ Races12124
Native American311

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 33.33%.

Wheeler Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,455$41,250$20,575
Less Than 9th Grade$14,495$26,538$13,197
High School Graduate$43,125$54,044$13,786
Some College$30,341$31,364$22,270
Bachelors Degree$43,438$53,750$39,375
Graduate Degree$46,053$$46,053

$30,455

Average Earnings

$41,250

Average Male

$20,575

Average Female

Wheeler Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheeler Language by Age

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Wheeler Language

60.19% of Wheeler residents speak only English, while 39.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.81% of the population.

Wheeler Language

Wheeler Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic65221933.59%
White737587.87%
Black1414100.00%
Other153117.19%

20.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.45%

Male Poverty Rate

26.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeler

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheeler is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheeler is Other, with 7.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.23%.

Wheeler Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.97%
Some College13.83%
High School9.28%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Wheeler Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.89%
Female Employed23.20%
Male Employed8.81%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Wheeler Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheeler Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,769$59,058
Families$62,153$70,573
Married Families$75,583-
Non Families$29,688$32,940
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Income by Household Type

Wheeler Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheeler Married by Age and Sex

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Wheeler Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Wheeler Marital Status by Race

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Wheeler Marital Status

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67

Number of Veterans

67

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam28
First Gulf War21
Second Gulf War4
World War II2
Korea2

Wheeler Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7427
35 to 5421
75+15
55 to 644
18 to 34

Wheeler Veterans by Age

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Wheeler Veterans by Race

Wheeler Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeler Veterans by Education

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wheeler Employment by Age

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Wheeler Employment by Race

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Wheeler Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.89%

Born in Wheeler

79.34%

Native Born

20.66%

Foreign Born

16.68%

Non Citizen

3.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.34% of Wheeler residents were born in the United States, with 64.89% having been born in Texas. 16.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wheeler Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,423-27-1.86%
20201,450-27-1.83%
20191,477-27-1.80%
20181,504-37-2.40%
20171,541-61-3.81%
20161,602-38-2.32%
20151,640-9-0.55%
20141,649-8-0.48%
20131,657372.28%
20121,620372.34%
20111,583161.02%
20101,5670.00%

Wheeler Population by Year