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Wheeler County, Texas

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Wheeler County, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,056
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,056
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 5,406
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -6.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 4,990
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 5,410
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.8%
Female persons, percent
49.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
25.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
69.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 256
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 8.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,723
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $84,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $977
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $420
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $705
Building permits, 2020 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 2,183
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.42
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 91.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 20.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 88.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 72.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 80.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 16.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
26.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 55.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 19,744
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,773
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 0
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 71,600
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,727
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 21.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $49,315
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $27,093
Persons in poverty, percent
11.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 167
Total employment, 2019 1,231
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 44,611
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 -3.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 475
All firms, 2012 677
Men-owned firms, 2012 413
Women-owned firms, 2012 129
Minority-owned firms, 2012 35
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 601
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 104
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 548
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 5.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 914.52
FIPS Code 48483
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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