Wheeler County, Nebraska Population 2024

781

Wheeler County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 781 with a growth rate of -0.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wheeler County, Nebraska is the 84th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 population was 825 and has seen a growth of -5.33% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029771-2-0.26%
2028773-2-0.26%
2027775-2-0.26%
2026777-2-0.26%
2025779-2-0.26%
2024781-2-0.26%
2023783-2-0.25%
2022785-2-0.25%
2021787121.55%
2020775-5-0.64%
2019780-15-1.89%
2018795-19-2.33%
2017814111.37%
2016803243.08%
2015779-7-0.89%
201478670.9%
2013779-18-2.26%
2012797-18-2.21%
2011815-10-1.21%
2010825
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%
1880644-127-16.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.26% (-2)
County Website
Wheeler County
County Seat
2020 Population
775
Area
575 mi²
Density
1 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
0.77% (6)
Founded
April 11, 1881

Wheeler County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White76198.7%
Two or more races81.04%
Asian10.13%
Other race10.13%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wheeler County, Nebraska Population by Race

Wheeler County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Wheeler County, Nebraska Median Age

57.8

Total

54.9

Male

60.2

Female

Wheeler County, Nebraska Adults

There are 629 adults, (255 of whom are seniors) in Wheeler County, Nebraska.

Wheeler County, Nebraska Age Dependency

106.1

Age Dependency Ratio

68.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeler County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female40652.66%
Male36547.34%

Wheeler County, Nebraska Population by Age

Wheeler County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3462.2377.222.8
Married1992.8280.419.6
Non Family1311.1378.621.4
Female94.4444.455.6
Male730100
showing: 5 rows

2.87

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Wheeler County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Wheeler County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,900

Average Earnings

$55,000

Average Male

$33,750

Average Female

Wheeler County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheeler County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wheeler County, Nebraska Language

98.1% of Wheeler County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 1.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.6% of the population.

Wheeler County, Nebraska Language

Wheeler County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7587610.03%
Hispanic4375%
showing: 2 rows

10.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.67%

Male Poverty Rate

12.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeler County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheeler County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheeler County, Nebraska is White, with 10.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.9%.

Wheeler County, Nebraska Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College12.26%
High School9.14%
Bachelors or Greater2.65%
Less Than 9th Grade
showing: 4 rows

Wheeler County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed6.04%
Male Employed3.27%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Wheeler County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheeler County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wheeler County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

67.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.8%

Male Marriage Rate

69.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheeler County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wheeler County, Nebraska 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, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wheeler County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

51

Number of Veterans

48

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Wheeler County, Nebraska Veterans by War

count

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Wheeler County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Wheeler County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Wheeler County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeler County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wheeler County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wheeler County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wheeler County, Nebraska 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

82.23%

Born in Wheeler County, Nebraska

99.87%

Native Born

0.13%

Foreign Born

0.13%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.87% of Wheeler County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 82.23% having been born in Nebraska. 0.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wheeler County, Nebraska Place of Birth

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