Wheeler County, Georgia Population 2020

Wheeler County, Georgia's estimated population is 7,733 with a growth rate of -0.94% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wheeler County, Georgia is the 143rd largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20207,733-73-0.94%
20197,806-73-0.93%
20187,879-73-0.92%
20177,952-47-0.59%
20167,9991021.29%
20157,897-73-0.92%
20147,970480.61%
20137,92220.03%
20127,920-148-1.83%
20118,0683093.98%
20107,7592,85658.25%
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%
19309,149-668-6.80%
19209,8170.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.94%
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Founded
November 5, 1912
County Seat

Wheeler County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,51656.88%
Black or African American3,37942.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.45%
Two or More Races80.10%

Wheeler County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Wheeler County, Georgia Median Age

38.2


Total

37


Male

44.6


Female

Wheeler County, Georgia Adults

There are 6,595 adults, (1,101 of whom are seniors) in Wheeler County, Georgia.

Wheeler County, Georgia Age Dependency

44.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeler County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

2,932

36.93%

Male

5,007

63.07%

Wheeler County, Georgia Households and Families

Wheeler County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wheeler County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
All61.4%38.6%
Male57.5%42.5%
Non Family46.7%53.3%
Female29.1%70.9%

61.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9373.4261.4
Married9134.7680.5
Non Family7651.0146.7
Female1795.7929.1
Male805.757.5

4.85

Average Family Size

3.42

Average Household Size

1.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wheeler County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3235.89%
9th to 12th Grade88516.14%
High School Graduate2,67248.72%
Some College60411.01%
Associates Degree2975.42%
Bachelors Degree62711.43%
Graduate Degree761.39%

Wheeler County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,2852,655509
Black2,1141,574194
Hispanic7721
Native American3636
Multiple Races88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.49%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,279$36,596$26,402
Less Than High School$18,864$18,092$28,523
High School Grad$27,057$32,849$20,428
Some College$31,652$34,653$30,268
Bachelors Degree$48,078$48,988$34,139
Graduate Degree$$$

$32,279

Average Earnings

$36,596

Average Male

$26,402

Average Female

Wheeler County, Georgia Language

Wheeler County, Georgia Language by Age

Wheeler County, Georgia Language

97.43% of Wheeler County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 2.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.57% of the population.

Wheeler County, Georgia Poverty

Wheeler County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,51691836.49%
White4,03480319.91%
Native3636100.00%
Multiple88100.00%

26.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.95%

Male Poverty Rate

31.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeler County, Georgia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheeler County, Georgia is White, with 19.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.70%.

Name Poverty
High School24.32%
Less Than High School24.07%
Some College14.39%
Bachelors or Greater5.56%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed69.29%
Female Employed17.97%
Female Unemployed17.17%
Male Employed6.27%

Wheeler County, Georgia Income

Wheeler County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,626$36,940
Families$39,597$47,462
Married Families$50,703-
Non Families$14,449$20,598

Wheeler County, Georgia Marital Status

Wheeler County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.8%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheeler County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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

Wheeler County, Georgia Veterans

454

Number of Veterans

428

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam163
Second Gulf War68
First Gulf War52
World War II19
Korea10
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64154
65 to 74108
75+71
35 to 5461
18 to 3460
Name Veterans % of Total
White3078.30%
Black1475.15%

$Wheeler County, Georgia Veterans by Education

12.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeler County, Georgia Employment Status

32.2%

Labor Force Participation

28.6%

Employment Rate

11%

Unemployment Rate

Wheeler County, Georgia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

88.36%

Born in Georgia

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.14% of Wheeler County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 88.36% having been born in Georgia. 0.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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