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Wheeler County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2017: 1,456 (all rural); it was 1,547 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 169
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 264
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 471
Renter-occupied apartments: 218 (it was 182 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

38%

Land area: 1715 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wheeler County: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Construction (28.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.2%), Retail trade (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Wheeler County, OR (2017)
    • 1,28182.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 915.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 523.4%Two or more races
    • 161.0%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 50.3%Asian alone
Median resident age:

58.0 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years
Males: 706  (48.5%)
Females: 750  (51.5%)
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Average household size:
Wheeler County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,010 ($28,750 in 1999)
This county:

$36,010
Oregon:

$60,212

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $469 (lower quartile is $395, upper quartile is $563)
This county:

$469
State:

$935


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $166,147 (it was $82,100 in 2000)
Wheeler:

$166,147
Oregon:

$319,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,388 - $286,908

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $210,197
Here:

$210,197
State:

$390,551

Mobile homes: $199,008
Here:

$199,008
State:

$137,934

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,243
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $394

Institutionalized population: 17

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 5
  • Thefts: 8
  • Auto thefts: 3

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 15
  • Auto thefts: 3
Wheeler County, OR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $134,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $134,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Wheeler, OR residents
Average permit cost in Wheeler, OR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,696 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,487 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Wheeler, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wheeler, OR in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wheeler, OR in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.2%
Wheeler County:

18.2%
Oregon:

13.2%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 58.0 years old
(Males: 56.3 years old, Females: 59.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 59.4 years old, American Indian residents: 66.0 years old, Asian residents: 60.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 15.7 years old, Other race residents: 21.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wheeler County is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $583 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $790 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fossil, Mitchell, Spray.

Wheeler County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Oregon:

4.6%

Unemployment by year in Wheeler, OR
County total employment by year in Wheeler, OR
County average yearly wages by year in Wheeler, OR

Current college students: 31
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 38 (16.9% naturalized citizens)

Wheeler County:

2.7%
Whole state:

9.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 12010 or later
  • 62000 to 2009
  • 191990 to 1999
  • 61980 to 1989
  • 101970 to 1979
  • 4Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.6%

Wheeler County marital status for males Wheeler County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 785
  • One, attached: 12
  • 3 or 4: 7
  • 10 to 19: 15
  • 20 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 171

Housing units in Wheeler County with a mortgage: 181 (4 second mortgage, 9 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 338

Here:

34.9% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wheeler County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1663
Mainline Protestant851
Other492
Catholic401
None1,101-
Wheeler County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Wheeler County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Wheeler County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

22.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wheeler County:

8.5%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Wheeler County:

24.9%
State:

25.6%

Agriculture in Wheeler County:

Average size of farms: 4501 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $38,152
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $48.17
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,371
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.74%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $54,371
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.20%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.78
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.06%
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 25 acres

Earthquake activity:

Wheeler County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 177% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 318.9 miles away from Wheeler County center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 211.9 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 309.1 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 205.3 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 396.8 miles away from Wheeler County center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 332.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oregon Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 14, 2006 to December 15, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1683: February 22, 2007, FEMA Id: 1683, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 18, 2005 to January 21, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1632: March 20, 2006, FEMA Id: 1632, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Oregon Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3228: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3228, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 26, 2003 to January 14, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1510: February 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1510, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 25, 1996 to January 06, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1160: January 23, 1997, FEMA Id: 1160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 04, 1996 to February 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1099: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1099, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Drought, Incident Period: April 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3039: April 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3039, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Oregon Heavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 24, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-184: December 24, 1964, FEMA Id: 184, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Wheeler County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wheeler

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 279 (62.0%)
  • Carpooled: 47 (10.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 8 (1.8%)
  • Walked: 68 (15.1%)
  • Worked at home: 46 (10.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (22%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (27%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (20%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (45%)
  • Ireland (21%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wheeler County


  • American (18%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (6%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Wheeler County, Oregon in 2000:

  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
17 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
7 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $34,971.

7.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Oregon average:

8.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.90% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($43,457 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


9.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,070 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.53%
Oregon average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
9.53% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($37,070 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.
Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Births per 1000 population in Wheeler County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Wheeler County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wheeler County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wheeler County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Wheeler County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wheeler County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wheeler County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wheeler County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Wheeler County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 409 (369 aged, 40 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 48 (23%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Wheeler County, Oregon in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (26)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (25)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (19)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (18)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (14)
  • Unspecified dementia (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 28%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 31%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 550
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,199

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,456
  • In family households: 1,092 (223 male householders, 186 female householders)
    329 spouses, 223 children (213 natural, 10 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 17 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 75 other relatives, 19 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 346 (105 male householders (85 living alone)), 175 female householders (158 living alone)), 65 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 18

Size of family households: 284 2-persons, 50 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 243 1-person, 32 2-persons, 1 3-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

143 married couples with children.
25 single-parent households (9 men, 16 women).

98.3% of residents of Wheeler speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $10,566,000 ($7,125 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $232,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $5,469,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,307,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $379,000
Federal grants: $1,796,000
Federal procurement contracts: $155,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $459,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $625,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $88,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,540,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 44
Here:

30 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 90
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -49
Here -34 per 1000 residents
State +21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wheeler County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.36 millions of gallons per day (64% from ground, 36% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.1

Year house built in Wheeler County, Oregon
  • Year house built in Wheeler County, Oregon
  • 62014 or later
  • 92010 to 2013
  • 1242000 to 2009
  • 1291990 to 1999
  • 801980 to 1989
  • 1451970 to 1979
  • 451960 to 1969
  • 631950 to 1959
  • 971940 to 1949
  • 2871939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wheeler County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wheeler County, Oregon
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wheeler County, Oregon
  • 21 room
  • 12 rooms
  • 403 rooms
  • 844 rooms
  • 875 rooms
  • 1246 rooms
  • 887 rooms
  • 568 rooms
  • 409+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeler County, Oregon
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeler County, Oregon
  • 01 room
  • 152 rooms
  • 143 rooms
  • 434 rooms
  • 295 rooms
  • 156 rooms
  • 357 rooms
  • 38 rooms
  • 149+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wheeler County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wheeler County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wheeler County, Oregon
  • 3no bedroom
  • 221 bedroom
  • 1612 bedrooms
  • 2013 bedrooms
  • 1044 bedrooms
  • 285+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeler County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeler County, Oregon
  • 0no bedroom
  • 171 bedroom
  • 592 bedrooms
  • 423 bedrooms
  • 354 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wheeler County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wheeler County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wheeler County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5no vehicle
  • 1281 vehicle
  • 2122 vehicles
  • 1193 vehicles
  • 434 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wheeler County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wheeler County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 19no vehicle
  • 631 vehicle
  • 652 vehicles
  • 223 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles

92.0% of Wheeler County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Oregon.

Wheeler County:

92.0%
State average:

83.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 864
  • Other state: 550
  • Northeast: 22
  • Midwest: 97
  • South: 65
  • West: 365
Year householders moved into unit in Wheeler County, OR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wheeler County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 40.1%Wood
  • 32.1%Electricity
  • 17.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Utility gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 37.5%Wood
  • 23.3%Electricity
  • 20.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

20.9%
Oregon:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Oregon:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

8.9%
Oregon:

16.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Wheeler County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $787,000
    General - Other: $399,000
    Police Protection: $288,000
    Central Staff Services: $208,000
    Financial Administration: $186,000
    Transit Utilities: $133,000
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
    Corrections - Other: $26,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,127,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,068,000

Wheeler County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $787,000
    General - Other: $399,000
    Police Protection: $288,000
    Central Staff Services: $208,000
    Financial Administration: $186,000
    Transit Utilities: $133,000
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
    Corrections - Other: $26,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,127,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,068,000

Wheeler County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $787,000
    General - Other: $399,000
    Police Protection: $288,000
    Central Staff Services: $208,000
    Financial Administration: $186,000
    Transit Utilities: $133,000
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
    Corrections - Other: $26,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,127,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,068,000

Wheeler County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $787,000
    General - Other: $399,000
    Police Protection: $288,000
    Central Staff Services: $208,000
    Financial Administration: $186,000
    Transit Utilities: $133,000
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
    Corrections - Other: $26,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,127,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,068,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 19
  • Number of aged recipients: 3
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 16
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 11
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 7
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 8
Most common first names in Wheeler County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1770.7 years
Mary1084.4 years
William879.2 years
Donald774.1 years
George779.7 years
Charles779.0 years
Helen677.8 years
Margaret673.2 years
James580.2 years
Frank575.6 years
Most common last names in Wheeler County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dyer676.9 years
Williams689.8 years
Luther580.8 years
Steiwer577.0 years
Conlee474.8 years
Humphrey477.0 years
Asher481.2 years
Dunn477.2 years
Miller474.8 years
Wright483.0 years

Businesses in Wheeler County, OR

  • Chevrolet: 1

Wheeler County on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"