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Ancestries: German (10.3%), English (6.9%), Irish (5.9%), United States (4.8%), French (3.6%), Scottish (1.9%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Elevation: 2527 feet
Land area: 1.53 square miles.
Population density: 1,098 people per square mile (low).
Home Value Estimate
For population 25 years and over in Wheeler:
High school or higher: 67.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Wheeler city:
Never married: 15.5%
Now married: 65.6%
445 residents are foreign born (27.2% Latin America).
According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Wheeler, Texas as of October 07, 2015. The ratio of number of residents in Wheeler to the number of sex offenders is 826 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,600 (1.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $701 (1.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (90.2 miles , pop. 173,627).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Wheeler-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/8/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Wheeler city center causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 6/8/1995, a category F4 tornado 9.5 miles away from the city center causedbetween $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Wheeler-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 169.2 miles away from the city center On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from Wheeler center On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 114.6 miles away from the city center On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 269.3 miles away from the city center On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 270.9 miles away from Wheeler center On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.4 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Wheeler County (7) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2 Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Alan Bean - (born 1932), astronaut, Don Rives - Football player.
Hospitals and medical centers in Wheeler:
PARKVIEW HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 901 S. SWEETWATER)
PARKVIEW HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY (901 S SWEETWATER)
WHEELER NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (1000 S KIOWA ST)
WHEELER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $28,244; Location: 306 S CANADIAN ST; 20,383 books; 874 audio materials; 844 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 3 print serial subscriptions)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
Gay men: 0.2% of all households
43 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
82 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Wheeler compared to Texas state average:
Median house value below state average.
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
House age above state average.
Number of college students below state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Banks with branches in Wheeler (2011 data):
First State Bank of Mobeetie: Wheeler Branch at Highway 83, branch established on 1992/08/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $116.0 mil, Deposits: $108.3 mil, headquarters in Mobeetie, TX, positive income, 2 total offices
Wellington State Bank: Wheeler Branch at 405 Alan L. Bean Boulevard, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $208.1 mil, Deposits: $189.5 mil, headquarters in Wellington, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Wsb Bancshares, Inc.
Religion statistics for Wheeler city (based on Wheeler County data)
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
6.31 / 10,000 pop.
1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
2.10 / 10,000 pop.
1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
12.62 / 10,000 pop.
3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
14.73 / 10,000 pop.
6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
12.8 Km Wsw (Lat: 35.472278 Lon: -100.423472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: KNNT959 Assigned Frequencies: 457.675 MHz Grant Date: 02/24/2001, Expiration Date: 05/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2008, Certifier: Gary Ehler Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, LLC, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (281) 580-2101, Fax: (713) 831-6899, Email:
12.4 Mi E On Tx 152 1.3 Mi N On Cr 1.8 Mi E On Cr Station On N Side Of Rd (Lat: 35.459222 Lon: -100.009000), Call Sign: WNJY385 Assigned Frequencies: 33.3800 MHz Grant Date: 07/10/2002, Expiration Date: 09/28/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/17/2012, Certifier: Janet L Tucker Registrant: Conocophillips Communications Inc., Bartlesville, OK 74005-3338, Phone: (918) 661-3338
Fm 152 .5 Mi E (Lat: 35.447278 Lon: -100.258722), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 16 m, Call Sign: KKR717 Assigned Frequencies: 48.3800 MHz Grant Date: 11/20/1995, Expiration Date: 11/20/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/21/2001, Certifier: Donald White Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Fax: (717) 334-6440
2.6 Km S Of Tx Hwy 152 (Lat: 35.421667 Lon: -100.290000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 71.9 m, Overall height: 77.4 m, Call Sign: WPHZ364 Assigned Frequencies: 858.962 MHz, 859.962 MHz, 860.962 MHz Grant Date: 12/29/2005, Expiration Date: 01/09/2016, Certifier: Ronald D Obermueller Registrant: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7754, Fax: (202) 783-2331, Email:
2.6 Km S Of Tx Hwy 152 (Lat: 35.421667 Lon: -100.290000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 71.9 m, Overall height: 77.4 m, Call Sign: WPWM795 Assigned Frequencies: 158.820 MHz, 158.827 MHz Grant Date: 09/27/2012, Expiration Date: 12/20/2022, Certifier: Daniel Stang Registrant: Texas Department Of Public Safety, 5805 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78773-0259, Phone: (512) 424-7134, Fax: (512) 424-5320, Email:
Call Sign: AA5KR, Licensee ID: L00285115 Grant Date: 12/02/2003, Expiration Date: 02/22/2014 Registrant: Charles D Layton, 1301 Alan Bean, Wheeler, TX 79096
Call Sign: KA5EWA, Licensee ID: L00567354 Grant Date: 07/25/2012, Expiration Date: 09/22/2022, Certifier: James H Hubble Registrant: James H Hubble, 15959 Hwy 152, Wheeler, TX 79096
Call Sign: KA5QNR, Licensee ID: L01232645 Grant Date: 01/09/2007, Expiration Date: 02/20/2017, Certifier: William G Stiles Jr Registrant: William G Stiles Jr, 8090 Stiles Ranch Rd, Wheeler, TX 79096
Call Sign: KB5ZSB, Licensee ID: L00732343 Grant Date: 08/22/2003, Expiration Date: 08/22/2013 Registrant: Don E Rose, 209 S Franklin, Wheeler, TX 79096
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 2428E , Serial Number: 1307, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/2005 Registrant (Corporation): Flying S Management Corp, Po Box 720, Wheeler, TX 79096
Aircraft: CESSNA 182J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 2924F , Serial Number: 18257024, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 02/26/1966 Registrant (Corporation): Flying S Management Corp, 8090 Stiles Ranch Rd, Wheeler, TX 79096
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22 BETA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 74709 , Serial Number: 3947, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 09/14/2005 Registrant (Individual): William G Stiles, 8090 Stiles Ranch Rd, Wheeler, TX 79096
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 81700 , Serial Number: 7AC-319, Year manufactured: 1945, Airworthiness Date: 03/13/1995 Registrant (Individual): Rodney K Puryear, 201 S Red River, Wheeler, TX 79096
Aircraft: ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 94343 , Serial Number: 1566, Year manufactured: 1946 Registrant (Individual): Virgil Simmons, Route 1, Wheeler, TX 79096
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: