Wheeler County, Georgia Population 2022

Wheeler County, Georgia's estimated population is 7,726 with a growth rate of -0.55% 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 7,769 and has seen a growth of -0.55% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19209,8170.00%
19309,149-668-6.80%
19408,535-614-6.71%
19506,712-1,823-21.36%
19605,342-1,370-20.41%
19704,596-746-13.96%
19805,15555912.16%
19904,903-252-4.89%
20107,7692,86658.45%
20118,0793103.99%
20127,933-146-1.81%
20137,93520.03%
20147,984490.62%
20157,911-73-0.91%
20168,0151041.31%
20177,960-55-0.69%
20187,898-62-0.78%
20197,855-43-0.54%
20207,812-43-0.55%
20217,769-43-0.55%
20227,726-43-0.55%
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Wheeler County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,80060.78%
Black or African American3,07338.91%
Some Other Race50.06%
Two or More Races190.24%
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Wheeler County, Georgia Population by Race

Wheeler County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2022

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Wheeler County, Georgia Median Age

27.8


Total

24.8


Male

42.9


Female

Wheeler County, Georgia Adults

There are 6,571 adults, (1,158 of whom are seniors) in Wheeler County, Georgia.

Wheeler County, Georgia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeler County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

2,773

35.11%

Male

5,124

64.89%

Wheeler County, Georgia Population by Age

Wheeler County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wheeler County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.2%12.8%
Male77.9%22.1%
All69.4%30.6%
Non Family61.2%38.8%
Female28.8%71.2%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wheeler County, Georgia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7744.3569.4
Married7055.5287.2
Male1406.8477.9
Female19110.5728.8
Non Family7381.1461.2

6.52

Average Family Size

4.35

Average Household Size

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Wheeler County, Georgia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2024.72%
9th to 12th Grade87420.43%
High School Graduate1,74840.85%
Some College66515.54%
Associates Degree1443.37%
Bachelors Degree62714.65%
Graduate Degree190.44%
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Wheeler County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wheeler County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,5781,220278
White2,6431,974368
2+ Races87
Hispanic502
Other Race5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 87.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 17.62%.

Wheeler County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,511$38,247$31,201
Less Than 9th Grade$$18,594$46,016
High School Graduate$26,277$30,700$24,063
Some College$33,017$60,204$23,060
Bachelors Degree$38,364$$37,065
Graduate Degree$$$

$35,511

Average Earnings

$38,247

Average Male

$31,201

Average Female

Wheeler County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheeler County, Georgia Language by Age

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Wheeler County, Georgia Language

94.52% of Wheeler County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 5.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.48% of the population.

Wheeler County, Georgia Language

Wheeler County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple141178.57%
Black2,94999033.57%
White4,3511,31130.13%
OtherNaN%

30.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.67%

Male Poverty Rate

28.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeler County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheeler County, Georgia is Multiple, with 78.57% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 22.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.33%.

Wheeler County, Georgia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.17%
High School19.06%
Some College10.71%
Bachelors or Greater8.24%

Wheeler County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed22.42%
Male Unemployed25.27%
Female Employed14.39%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Wheeler County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheeler County, Georgia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$28,864$40,933
Families$47,632$51,146
Married Families$63,068-
Non Families$15,283$26,217
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Income by Household Type

Wheeler County, Georgia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.2%

Male Marriage Rate

30.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheeler County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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Wheeler County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wheeler County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

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Wheeler County, Georgia Marital Status

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400

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War70
First Gulf War49
Vietnam68
Korea40
World War II

Wheeler County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3463
35 to 5423
55 to 64152
65 to 7466
75+96

Wheeler County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2987.48%
Black1013.92%
2+ Races112.50%

Wheeler County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Wheeler County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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3.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeler County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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44.9%

Labor Force Participation

41.7%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wheeler County, Georgia Employment by Age

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Wheeler County, Georgia Employment by Race

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Wheeler County, Georgia 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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90.17%

Born in Wheeler County, Georgia

99.29%

Native Born

0.71%

Foreign Born

0.65%

Non Citizen

0.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.29% of Wheeler County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 90.17% having been born in Georgia. 0.65% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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