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Wheeler County, Georgia Facts

Facts
State Georgia
Land area 295.5 square miles
Population Density 25.1 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 7,909
Population change 6.6%
Under 5 years of age 4.4%
Under 18 17%
65 and over 12.7%
Females 34.8%
White 60.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5
Asian 0.2%
Two or more races 0.9%
Black or African American 38.3%
Native American 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 75%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 8.5%
Veterans 445
Households and Housing
Households 2,096
Persons per household 2.0
Living in the same house for one year or more 96.4%
Median household income $24,382
The per capita income $8,948
Live below the poverty line. 31.3%
housing units 2,582
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $54,200
Residents owning their homes. 66.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 325
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $18,141
Retail sales per capita $2,674
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $8,175