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Wheeler County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2019: 5,476 (all rural); it was 5,284 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 532
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,138
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,679
Renter-occupied apartments: 511 (it was 473 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

36%

Land area: 914 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 6 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wheeler County: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Wheeler County, TX (2019)
    • 3,67767.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,43826.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1633.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1362.5%Two or more races
    • 90.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 30.06%Asian alone
Median resident age:

40.2 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Males: 2,814  (51.4%)
Females: 2,662  (48.6%)
Average household size:
Wheeler County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,036 ($31,029 in 1999)
This county:

$51,036
Texas:

$64,034

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $534 (lower quartile is $423, upper quartile is $759)
This county:

$534
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $97,586 (it was $38,900 in 2000)
Wheeler:

$97,586
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,115 - $163,267
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,018
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $430

Institutionalized population: 46

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 11
  • Thefts: 18
  • Auto thefts: 2

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 19
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $204,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $325,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Wheeler, TX residents
Average permit cost in Wheeler, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,564 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,324 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Wheeler, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wheeler, TX in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wheeler, TX in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.9%
Wheeler County:

16.9%
Texas:

13.6%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Black residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.7% for American Indian residents, 9.5% for other race residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.2 years old
(Males: 38.1 years old, Females: 42.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.0 years old, Black residents: 34.4 years old, American Indian residents: 48.0 years old, Asian residents: 72.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.1 years old, Other race residents: 27.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wheeler County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: Shamrock, Wheeler, Mobeetie.

Wheeler County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Loudon County, Tennessee , Tipton County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.1%
Texas:

8.0%

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

Current college students: 82
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 441 (16.7% naturalized citizens)

Wheeler County:

8.1%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 732010 or later
  • 1662000 to 2009
  • 1331990 to 1999
  • 1001980 to 1989
  • 251970 to 1979
  • 5Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,312
  • One, attached: 21
  • Two: 69
  • 3 or 4: 74
  • 5 to 9: 28
  • 20 to 49: 2
  • 50 or more: 21
  • Mobile homes: 246
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Wheeler County with a mortgage: 351 (3 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,171

Here:

99.7% with mortgage
State:

56.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wheeler County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,64813
Mainline Protestant6256
Catholic752
Other-1
None3,062-
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: 3
Wheeler County:

6.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Wheeler County:

12.62 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

14.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wheeler County:

10.7%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Wheeler County:

27.3%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Wheeler County:

Average size of farms: 944 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $166,410
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $70.28
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $163,548
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.87%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,602
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%
All wheat for grain: 4670 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4510 harvested acres
Vegetables: 44 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 101 acres

Earthquake activity:

Wheeler County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 643% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 201.7 miles away from Wheeler County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 198.4 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 117.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 163.7 miles away from the county 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 82.0 miles away from Wheeler County center
On 1/7/2016 at 04:27:57, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 117.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4485, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Texas Severe Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2016 to January 21, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4255: February 09, 2016, FEMA Id: 4255, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Magic City Fire, Incident Period: April 04, 2009 to April 12, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 04, 2009, FEMA Id: 2802, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Extreme Wildfire Threat, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to May 14, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1624: January 11, 2006, FEMA Id: 1624, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire

The number of natural disasters in Wheeler County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Wheeler

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,279 (85.5%)
  • Carpooled: 255 (9.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 54 (2.0%)
  • Walked: 53 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 25 (0.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (83%)
  • Honduras (8%)
  • Iraq (2%)
  • Lebanon (2%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Japan (1%)
  • Norway (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wheeler County


  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • American (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Dutch West Indian (2%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
128 people in nursing homes
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
43 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,608.

5.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.17% relocated from other counties in Texas ($34,333 average AGI)
1.02% relocated from other states ($20,608 average AGI)
Wheeler County:

1.02%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


7.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.38% relocated to other counties in Texas ($38,424 average AGI)
1.79% relocated to other states ($9,917 average AGI)
Wheeler County:

1.79%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Wheeler County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Wheeler County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wheeler County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 25.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 19.2%
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: 1,068 (938 aged, 130 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 326 (28%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Wheeler County, Texas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (62)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (31)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 41.78
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,868
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 856
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,881

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,188
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,688

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 125

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,476
  • Male householders: 1,152 (271 living alone), Female householders: 1,096 (328 living alone)
  • 1,122 spouses (1,122 opposite-sex spouses), 158 unmarried partners, (158 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,449 children (1,363 natural, 19 adopted, 65 stepchildren), 227 grandchildren, 38 brothers or sisters, 40 parents, 0 foster children, 54 other relatives, 77 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 63

Size of family households: 819 2-persons, 192 3-persons, 270 4-persons, 140 5-persons, 114 6-persons, 19 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 599 1-person, 82 2-persons, 15 3-persons.

787 married couples with children.
366 single-parent households (48 men, 318 women).

80.2% of residents of Wheeler speak English at home.
19.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $38,946,000 ($8,136 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $425,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $14,921,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,557,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,442,000
Federal grants: $5,164,000
Federal procurement contracts: $418,000 ($53,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,442,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $423,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,510,000

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

Births: 287
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 433
Here:

90 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +42
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -368
Here -77 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wheeler County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.69 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.1

Year house built in Wheeler County, Texas
  • Year house built in Wheeler County, Texas
  • 1062014 or later
  • 402010 to 2013
  • 2032000 to 2009
  • 1421990 to 1999
  • 3151980 to 1989
  • 3661970 to 1979
  • 3291960 to 1969
  • 3901950 to 1959
  • 3321940 to 1949
  • 5341939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wheeler County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wheeler County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wheeler County, Texas
  • 51 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 173 rooms
  • 2304 rooms
  • 3505 rooms
  • 3406 rooms
  • 2697 rooms
  • 888 rooms
  • 1859+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeler County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeler County, Texas
  • 01 room
  • 362 rooms
  • 773 rooms
  • 2194 rooms
  • 2245 rooms
  • 1166 rooms
  • 527 rooms
  • 28 rooms
  • 139+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wheeler County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wheeler County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wheeler County, Texas
  • 5no bedroom
  • 451 bedroom
  • 3502 bedrooms
  • 7783 bedrooms
  • 2504 bedrooms
  • 615+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeler County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeler County, Texas
  • 2no bedroom
  • 751 bedroom
  • 2652 bedrooms
  • 3393 bedrooms
  • 594 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wheeler County, Texas 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
  • 18no vehicle
  • 2651 vehicle
  • 6372 vehicles
  • 3153 vehicles
  • 1404 vehicles
  • 1335+ 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
  • 79no vehicle
  • 2551 vehicle
  • 3412 vehicles
  • 653 vehicles
  • 184 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

91.0% of Wheeler County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Texas.

Wheeler County:

91.0%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 3,640
  • Other state: 1,364
  • Northeast: 22
  • Midwest: 198
  • South: 698
  • West: 449
Year householders moved into unit in Wheeler County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wheeler County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.0%Utility gas
  • 31.1%Electricity
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Other fuel
  • 1.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 46.8%Electricity
  • 45.8%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

1.8%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

6.7%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 32
Here:

25.8%
Texas:

14.3%

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 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,000
  • Charges - Other: $209,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $117,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $405,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $332,000
    Corrections - Other: $271,000
    Police Protection: $243,000
    General - Other: $178,000
    Regular Highways: $176,000
    Financial Administration: $71,000
    General Public Buildings: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $17,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $14,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $633,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $552,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $72,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $32,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
    Rents: $2,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $26,000
    Corrections - Other: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,227,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $82,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,000
    Highways: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,240,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $395,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $78,000
    Other Selective Sales: $48,000
    Amusements Sales: $2,000

Wheeler County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,000
  • Charges - Other: $209,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $117,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $405,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $332,000
    Corrections - Other: $271,000
    Police Protection: $243,000
    General - Other: $178,000
    Regular Highways: $176,000
    Financial Administration: $71,000
    General Public Buildings: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $17,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $14,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $633,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $552,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $72,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $32,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
    Rents: $2,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $26,000
    Corrections - Other: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,227,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $82,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,000
    Highways: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,240,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $395,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $78,000
    Other Selective Sales: $48,000
    Amusements Sales: $2,000

Wheeler County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,000
  • Charges - Other: $209,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $117,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $405,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $332,000
    Corrections - Other: $271,000
    Police Protection: $243,000
    General - Other: $178,000
    Regular Highways: $176,000
    Financial Administration: $71,000
    General Public Buildings: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $17,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $14,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $633,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $552,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $72,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $32,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
    Rents: $2,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $26,000
    Corrections - Other: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,227,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $82,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,000
    Highways: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,240,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $395,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $78,000
    Other Selective Sales: $48,000
    Amusements Sales: $2,000

Wheeler County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,000
  • Charges - Other: $209,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $117,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $405,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $332,000
    Corrections - Other: $271,000
    Police Protection: $243,000
    General - Other: $178,000
    Regular Highways: $176,000
    Financial Administration: $71,000
    General Public Buildings: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $17,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $14,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $633,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $552,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $72,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $32,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
    Rents: $2,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $26,000
    Corrections - Other: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,227,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $82,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,000
    Highways: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,240,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $395,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $78,000
    Other Selective Sales: $48,000
    Amusements Sales: $2,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 100
  • Number of aged recipients: 15
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 85
  • Number of recipients under 18: 15
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 54
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 31
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 45
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 39
Most common first names in Wheeler County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7877.5 years
James7075.0 years
Mary5780.7 years
William5176.6 years
Robert3874.5 years
George2879.9 years
Thomas2576.9 years
Willie2482.3 years
Frank2276.5 years
Charles1875.8 years
Most common last names in Wheeler County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3977.7 years
Williams2578.6 years
Martin1981.1 years
Jones1976.8 years
Moore1978.3 years
Taylor1774.4 years
Johnson1773.8 years
Davis1675.8 years
Hill1680.5 years
Brown1569.5 years
Businesses in Wheeler County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Sleep Inn1
Econo Lodge1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1

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  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"