Wheeler County, Georgia Population 2024

6,446

Wheeler County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 6,446 with a growth rate of -6.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wheeler County, Georgia is the 144th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 7,770 and has seen a growth of -17.04% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,276-434-9.21%
20284,710-434-8.44%
20275,144-434-7.78%
20265,578-434-7.22%
20256,012-434-6.73%
20246,446-434-6.31%
20236,880-434-5.93%
20227,314-434-5.6%
20217,7483014.04%
20207,447-423-5.37%
20197,870-21-0.27%
20187,891-67-0.84%
20177,958-54-0.67%
20168,0121031.3%
20157,909-75-0.94%
20147,984500.63%
20137,93420.03%
20127,932-146-1.81%
20118,0783083.96%
20107,770
19904,903-252-4.89%
19805,15555912.16%
19704,596-746-13.96%
19605,342-1,370-20.41%
19506,712-1,823-21.36%
19408,535-614-6.71%
19309,149-668-6.8%
19209,8175,541129.58%
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2024 Growth Rate
-6.31% (-434)
County Website
Wheeler County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2020 Population
7,447
Area
295 mi²
Density
22 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-13.44% (-1,001)
Founded
November 5, 1912

Wheeler County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,41258.44%
Black or African American2,91338.58%
Other race1672.21%
Two or more races480.64%
Native American100.13%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wheeler County, Georgia Population by Race

Wheeler County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Wheeler County, Georgia Median Age

33.9

Total

31

Male

42.4

Female

Wheeler County, Georgia Adults

There are 6,346 adults, (1,145 of whom are seniors) in Wheeler County, Georgia.

Wheeler County, Georgia Age Dependency

45.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeler County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female2,57534.11%
Male4,97565.89%

Wheeler County, Georgia Population by Age

Wheeler County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5974.3668.431.6
Married6915.183.816.2
Non Family6141.2962.737.3
Female2119.6342.257.8
Male817.6348.151.9
showing: 5 rows

6.07

Average Family Size

4.36

Average Household Size

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wheeler County, Georgia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wheeler County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wheeler County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 16.67%.

Wheeler County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,792

Average Earnings

$34,972

Average Male

$34,509

Average Female

Wheeler County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheeler County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wheeler County, Georgia Language

96.17% of Wheeler County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 3.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.71% of the population.

Wheeler County, Georgia Language

Wheeler County, Georgia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,0391,30532.31%
Black2,53454321.43%
Multiple12866.67%
showing: 3 rows

26.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.1%

Male Poverty Rate

31.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeler County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheeler County, Georgia is Multiple, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheeler County, Georgia is Black, with 21.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 20.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.44%.

Wheeler County, Georgia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.9%
High School23.58%
Bachelors or Greater11.54%
Some College10.69%
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Wheeler County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed22.25%
Male Unemployed14.72%
Female Employed6.3%
Female Unemployed3.7%
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Wheeler County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheeler County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wheeler County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.0%

Male Marriage Rate

30.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheeler County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wheeler County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wheeler County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wheeler County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

346

Number of Veterans

346

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Wheeler County, Georgia Veterans by War

count

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Wheeler County, Georgia Veterans by Age

count

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Wheeler County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Wheeler County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeler County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.2%

Labor Force Participation

42.3%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wheeler County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wheeler County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wheeler County, Georgia 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

89.79%

Born in Wheeler County, Georgia

99.5%

Native Born

0.5%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.5% of Wheeler County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 89.79% having been born in Georgia. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wheeler County, Georgia Place of Birth

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