Wheeler County, TX

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2022 Population
4,980
2.18% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40
0.503% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.3%
5.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,158
11.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$105,200
23% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wheeler County, TX had a population of 4.98k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $58,158. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wheeler County, TX declined from 5,091 to 4,980, a −2.18% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,138 to $58,158, a 11.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wheeler County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.7%), White (Hispanic) (16.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.1%), Other (Hispanic) (3.82%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.65%).

None of the households in Wheeler County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.5% of the residents in Wheeler County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Wheeler County, TX was $105,200, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Wheeler County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheeler County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wheeler County, TX is home to a population of 4.98k people, from which 92.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.12% of Wheeler County, TX residents were born outside of the country (454 people).

In 2022, there were 4.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.42k people) in Wheeler County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 826 White (Hispanic) and 254 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.5%
2022 Citizenship
92.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.5% of Wheeler County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wheeler County, TX was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wheeler County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.42k ± 13
  2. White (Hispanic)
    826 ± 163
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    254 ± 118
25.5%
Hispanic Population
1.27k people

In 2022, there were 4.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.42k people) in Wheeler County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 826 White (Hispanic) and 254 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.5% of the people in Wheeler County, TX are hispanic (1.27k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wheeler County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
454 people
9.09%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
463 people

As of 2022, 9.12% of Wheeler County, TX residents (454 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wheeler County, TX was 9.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    82 ± 42
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    54 ± 47
  3. Korea
    22 ± 27

Wheeler County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wheeler County, TX employs 2.27k people. The largest industries in Wheeler County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (298 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (250 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (216 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($105,694), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,846), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,684).

Occupations

2.27k
2022 Value
± 252
−6.34%
1 Year decline
± 16.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheeler County, TX declined at a rate of −6.34%, from 2.43k employees to 2.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wheeler County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (336 people), Management Occupations (266 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (232 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wheeler County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.27k
2022 Value
± 252
−6.34%
1 Year decline
± 16.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheeler County, TX declined at a rate of −6.34%, from 2.43k employees to 2.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wheeler County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (298 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (250 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (216 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wheeler County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Wheeler County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,281
Median earning men ± $5,766
$23,417
Median earning women ± $1,343

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,625), Public Administration ($60,227), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($43,125), Manufacturing ($36,688), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($32,941).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 49
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 38
    Retail Trade
  3. 36
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wheeler County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 92.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (7.19%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.3%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheeler County, TX was $105,200 in 2022, which is 0.373 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $85,500 to $105,200, a 23% increase. The homeownership rate in Wheeler County, TX is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wheeler County, TX have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wheeler County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$105,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,861
$1,403
Median Property Taxes
±$180

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wheeler County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wheeler County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
70.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Wheeler County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9503

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wheeler County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$58,158
Median Household Income
± $8,282
1.91k
Number of Households
± 222

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.91k households in Wheeler County, TX grew to $58,158 from the previous year's value of $52,138.

The following chart displays the households in Wheeler County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wheeler County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (13.4%)
  3. Other (3.44%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Wheeler County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.4%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (3.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wheeler County, TX have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.1% of the workforce in Wheeler County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wheeler County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wheeler County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wheeler County, TX (896 out of 4.89k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wheeler County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

77.7% of the population of Wheeler County, TX has health coverage, with 33.9% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wheeler County, TX see 2528 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.62% decrease from the previous year (2596 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2473 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1649 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.6% were men and 47.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,528 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wheeler County, TX

Primary care physicians in Wheeler County, TX see an average of 2,528 patients per year. This represents a 2.62% decrease from the previous year (2,596 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wheeler County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.1% under 18 years, 15.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.6% were men and 47.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

22.3%
Uninsured
33.9%
Employer Coverage
14.6%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.71%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wheeler County, TX grew by 2.93% from 21.6% to 22.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Wheeler County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.7% in Wheeler County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 26.2% in Wheeler County, TX.

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