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Wheeler, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Wheeler had a population of 1,682 as of July 1, 2017. Wheeler ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wheeler is located at latitude 35.4411 and longitude -100.2752 in Wheeler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wheeler (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wheeler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,507 feet.

The City of Wheeler (GNIS ID: 2412251) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Wheeler is located within Wheeler Division of Wheeler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wheeler population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wheeler, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,682
Daytime Population: Workers 677
Daytime Population: Residents 1,121
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,798
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 1,640
Population in Familes 1,432
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 1,099
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $57,330
Average Household Income $77,701
Per Capita Income $27,524


Total Housing Units 695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 425 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $100,298
Average Home Value $135,118


Total Households 584
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 429
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.76% 0.62%
Households 0.48% 0.54%
Families 0.46% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Wheeler, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheeler to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 783 55th
Population Density # 656 63rd
Diversity Index # 111 94th
Median Household Income # 464 74th
Per Capita Income # 554 68th

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