Wheeler County, Nebraska Population 2021

Wheeler County, Nebraska's estimated population is 745 with a growth rate of -2.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wheeler County, Nebraska is the 85th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 825 and has seen a growth of -9.70% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021745-19-2.49%
2020764-19-2.43%
2019783-19-2.37%
2018802-13-1.60%
2017815111.37%
2016804253.21%
2015779-7-0.89%
201478670.90%
2013779-18-2.26%
2012797-18-2.21%
2011815-10-1.21%
2010825-123-12.97%
1990948-112-10.57%
19801,06060.57%
19701,054-243-18.74%
19601,297-229-15.01%
19501,526-644-29.68%
19402,170-165-7.07%
19302,335-196-7.74%
19202,53123910.43%
19102,29293068.28%
19001,362-321-19.07%
18901,6831,039161.34%
18806440.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-2.49%
County Website
Founded
April 11, 1881
County Seat
2010 Population
825
Growth Since 2010
-9.70%
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Wheeler County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White77699.11%
Some Other Race30.38%
Two or More Races20.26%
Asian20.26%
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Wheeler County, Nebraska Population by Race

Wheeler County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Wheeler County, Nebraska Median Age

49.4


Total

47.8


Male

50.4


Female

Wheeler County, Nebraska Adults

There are 626 adults, (187 of whom are seniors) in Wheeler County, Nebraska.

Wheeler County, Nebraska Age Dependency

78.4

Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeler County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

370

47.25%

Male

413

52.75%

Wheeler County, Nebraska Population by Age

Wheeler County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wheeler County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.7%29.3%
All67.1%32.9%
Non Family64%36%
Female60.7%39.3%
Male0%100%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wheeler County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3462.2667.1
Married1912.8770.7
Non Family1251.0964
Female283.3660.7
Male22.50

2.9

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Wheeler County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade50.82%
9th to 12th Grade223.62%
High School Graduate19732.45%
Some College17428.67%
Associates Degree9114.99%
Bachelors Degree7612.52%
Graduate Degree426.92%
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Wheeler County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wheeler County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White596572116
Hispanic85
Other Race3
2+ Races221
Asian111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Wheeler County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,750$44,886$20,625
Less Than 9th Grade$14,643$$
High School Graduate$50,809$52,619$14,464
Some College$32,361$36,932$24,844
Bachelors Degree$17,917$39,688$8,864
Graduate Degree$50,417$$50,833

$33,750

Average Earnings

$44,886

Average Male

$20,625

Average Female

Wheeler County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheeler County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Wheeler County, Nebraska Language

98.19% of Wheeler County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 1.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.67% of the population.

Wheeler County, Nebraska Language

Wheeler County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7598511.20%
Hispanic201785.00%
Asian2150.00%

13.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.62%

Male Poverty Rate

14.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeler County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheeler County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 85.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheeler County, Nebraska is White, with 11.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.50%.

Wheeler County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College13.58%
High School6.60%
Bachelors or Greater5.08%
Less Than 9th Grade3.70%

Wheeler County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed11.64%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed1.97%

Wheeler County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheeler County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,591$62,582
Families$67,670$72,218
Married Families$67,898-
Non Families$38,750$45,546
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Income by Household Type

Wheeler County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.2%

Male Marriage Rate

63.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheeler County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Wheeler County, Nebraska 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 35-44.

Wheeler County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Wheeler County, Nebraska Marital Status

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44

Number of Veterans

44

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam21
Second Gulf War11
First Gulf War4
Korea1
World War II

Wheeler County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7420
75+8
18 to 347
55 to 646
35 to 543

Wheeler County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Wheeler County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Wheeler County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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6.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeler County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Wheeler County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Wheeler County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Wheeler County, Nebraska 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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81.48%

Born in Wheeler County, Nebraska

99.49%

Native Born

0.51%

Foreign Born

0.51%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.49% of Wheeler County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 81.48% having been born in Nebraska. 0.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wheeler County, Nebraska 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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