Wheeler County TX Information


Wheeler County Subdivisions

Wheeler County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 4,902 (100%)
Population in Households 4,828 (98.5%)
Population in Families 4,061 (82.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 74 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 5
Diversity Index2 64


Median Household Income $58,354
Average Household Income $79,634
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $32,139
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,289 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 688 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 595 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $104,039
Average Home Value $145,481
Housing Affordability Index3 230


Total Households 1,977
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,345
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.79% -0.52%
Households -0.53% -0.34%
Families   -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.20%


Wheeler County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheeler County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 203 20th
Population Density # 196 23rd
Median Household Income # 125 51st
Housing Affordability Index # 203 80th
Per Capita Income # 103 60th
Diversity Index # 171 33rd

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