Wheeler County, Texas Population 2021

Wheeler County, Texas's estimated population is 4,852 with a growth rate of -2.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wheeler County, Texas is the 205th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 5,387 and has seen a growth of -9.93% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20214,852-102-2.06%
20204,954-102-2.02%
20195,056-102-1.98%
20185,158-142-2.68%
20175,300-218-3.95%
20165,518-140-2.47%
20155,658-38-0.67%
20145,696-20-0.35%
20135,7161272.27%
20125,5891432.63%
20115,446591.10%
20105,387-492-8.37%
19905,879-1,258-17.63%
19807,13770310.93%
19706,434-1,513-19.04%
19607,947-2,370-22.97%
195010,317-2,094-16.87%
194012,411-3,144-20.21%
193015,5558,158110.29%
19207,3972,13940.68%
19105,2584,622726.73%
1900636-142-18.25%
189077826651.95%
18805120.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-2.06%
County Website
State
Founded
1879
County Seat
2010 Population
5,387
Growth Since 2010
-9.93%
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Wheeler County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,67887.64%
Some Other Race2624.91%
Two or More Races2093.92%
Black or African American1713.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.28%
Asian30.06%
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Wheeler County, Texas Population by Race

Wheeler County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Wheeler County, Texas Median Age

39.6


Total

37.7


Male

42


Female

Wheeler County, Texas Adults

There are 3,969 adults, (1,024 of whom are seniors) in Wheeler County, Texas.

Wheeler County, Texas Age Dependency

81.3

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeler County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

2,592

48.56%

Male

2,746

51.44%

Wheeler County, Texas Population by Age

Wheeler County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wheeler County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male76.4%23.6%
Married75.3%24.7%
All66.6%33.4%
Non Family56.4%43.6%
Female51.1%48.9%

66.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wheeler County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1832.4266.6
Married1,1042.9975.3
Non Family6651.1456.4
Female2703.2651.1
Male1442.3576.4

2.89

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Wheeler County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2867.89%
9th to 12th Grade43011.87%
High School Graduate1,08930.05%
Some College90725.03%
Associates Degree3028.33%
Bachelors Degree46712.89%
Graduate Degree1433.95%
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Wheeler County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wheeler County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,6892,363521
Hispanic73841850
Other Race16198
Black1317323
2+ Races594415
Native American15131
Asian33

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 2+ races people with a rate of 25.42%.

Wheeler County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,384$44,487$21,617
Less Than 9th Grade$21,750$31,055$13,243
High School Graduate$28,587$52,865$20,708
Some College$32,772$44,514$22,288
Bachelors Degree$45,000$53,041$36,250
Graduate Degree$51,250$75,500$46,382

$33,384

Average Earnings

$44,487

Average Male

$21,617

Average Female

Wheeler County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheeler County, Texas Language by Age

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Wheeler County, Texas Language

79.95% of Wheeler County, Texas residents speak only English, while 20.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.55% of the population.

Wheeler County, Texas Language

Wheeler County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,38746933.81%
White3,59743111.98%
Black1697644.97%
Multiple2096028.71%
Other2622810.69%
Native13215.38%

18.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.49%

Male Poverty Rate

21.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeler County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheeler County, Texas is Black, with 44.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheeler County, Texas is Other, with 10.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.82%.

Wheeler County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.72%
High School13.44%
Some College6.34%
Bachelors or Greater4.15%

Wheeler County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed34.78%
Female Employed13.39%
Male Employed10.70%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Wheeler County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheeler County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,315$65,413
Families$55,769$74,339
Married Families$76,395-
Non Families$35,156$40,999
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Income by Household Type

Wheeler County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheeler County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Wheeler County, Texas 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 45-54.

Wheeler County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Wheeler County, Texas Marital Status

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256

Number of Veterans

246

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam87
First Gulf War64
Korea30
Second Gulf War29
World War II19

Wheeler County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7492
75+63
55 to 6449
35 to 5442
18 to 3410

Wheeler County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2316.52%
2+ Races1317.11%
Hispanic111.32%
Black106.94%
Native American213.33%

Wheeler County, Texas Veterans by Race

Wheeler County, Texas Veterans by Education

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6.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeler County, Texas Veterans by Education

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wheeler County, Texas Employment by Age

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Wheeler County, Texas Employment by Race

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Wheeler County, Texas 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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66.58%

Born in Wheeler County, Texas

91.96%

Native Born

8.04%

Foreign Born

6.76%

Non Citizen

1.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.96% of Wheeler County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 66.58% having been born in Texas. 6.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wheeler County, Texas 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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