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Wheeler County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 914.5 square miles
Population Density 5.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 5,751
Population change 6.3%
Under 5 years of age 6.9%
Under 18 26.1%
65 and over 17.1%
Females 49.4%
White 93.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 26.6
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 2.9%
Native American 1.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 81%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 18.4%
Veterans 319
Households and Housing
Households 2,319
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 83.5%
Median household income $51,766
The per capita income $30,097
Live below the poverty line. 14.3%
housing units 2,709
Multi-unit structures 2%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $76,600
Residents owning their homes. 72.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 626
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 $46,067
Retail sales per capita $9,676
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $25,835