Wheeler County OR Information


Wheeler County Subdivisions

Wheeler County OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,421
Population in Households 1,396
Population in Familes 1,073
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 652
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 403
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 420 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 232 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 259 (28.4%)
Median Home Value $132,927
Average Home Value $215,595


Median Household Income $36,660
Average Household Income $49,568
Per Capita Income $23,004
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.45%
Households 0.02% -0.31%
Families -0.2% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Wheeler County OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheeler County to the other 36 counties and county equivalents in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 3rd
Population Density1 # 35 6th
Diversity Index2 # 29 22nd
Median Household Income # 35 6th
Per Capita Income # 28 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.