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Wheeler County Statistics

Facts

Land area295.5 square miles
Population Density25.1 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)7,909
Population change6.6%
Under 5 years of age4.4%
Under 1817%
65 and over12.7%
Females34.8%
White60.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race5
Asian0.2%
Two or more races0.9%
Black or African American38.3%
Native American0.1%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school75%
Had a bachelor degree or higher8.5%
Veterans445

Households and Housing

Households2,096
Persons per household2.0
Living in the same house for one year or more96.4%
Median household income$24,382
The Per capita income$8,948
Live below the poverty line31.3%
Housing units2,582
Multi-unit structures7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$54,200
Residents owning their homes66.6%

Business Facts

Total number of firms325
Women-owned firms0%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$18,141
Retail sales per capita$2,674
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$8,175
Source US Census Data