Wheeler County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2015:5,657More data
Estimate 2014:5,678 
Estimate 2013:5,715 
Estimate 2012:5,589 
Estimate 2011:5,453 
Census 2010:5,410More data
Census 2000:5,284More data
Population of the County Seat (Wheeler)
Census 2010:1,592 
Census 2000:1,378 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Mobeetie city:106More data
Shamrock city:1,989More data
Wheeler city:1,656More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:914.5More data
Water Area:1.0More data
Total Area:915.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:5.92More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:27.3%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:93.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.7%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:67.9%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:2.2%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.0%More data
65 and Older:17.3%More data
85 and Older:1.8%More data
Median Age:38.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$50,711More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$286,871,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$51,114More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:19.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Age 25 and older, Percent high school graduate and higher:N/A% 
Age 25 and older, Percent bachelor's degree or higher:N/A% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2013:$36,444More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$38,538 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$35,223 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$31,789 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$32,004 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$38,816More data
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$39,005 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$37,034 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$39,566 
Average Annual Pay - 2011:$36,342 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:4.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:4.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.283060More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,762,874,630More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,027,195,880More data
Total Actual Levy:$8,561,040More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$N/AMore data
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2015
IH Highways:30.562More data
US Highways:31.985More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:36.003More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:141.729More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:57.934More data
On-System Subtotal:298.213More data
City Streets:48.924More data
Certified County Roads:581.055More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:629.979More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:928.192More data
Lane Miles - 2015
IH Highways:122.248More data
US Highways:72.580More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:79.176More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:283.458More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:115.868More data
On-System Subtotal:673.330More data
City Streets:97.848More data
Certified County Roads:1,162.110More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,259.958More data
County Total:1,933.288More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Wheeler County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Wheeler County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Wheeler County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Wheeler County»

Special Districts in Wheeler County.
School Districts in Wheeler County.
History of City Tax Rates in Wheeler County.

Airports in Wheeler County.
Hospitals in Wheeler County.
Prisons in Wheeler County.