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Wheeler, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Wheeler had a population of 415 as of July 1, 2017. Wheeler ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wheeler is located at latitude 45.6873 and longitude -123.8872 in Tillamook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wheeler (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tillamook County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of Wheeler (GNIS ID: 2412250) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Wheeler is located within Nehalem Division of Tillamook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wheeler population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wheeler, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 415
Daytime Population: Workers 215
Daytime Population: Residents 237
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 452
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 389
Population in Familes 255
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 806
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $32,894
Average Household Income $44,607
Per Capita Income $22,613


Total Housing Units 294 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (33.3%)
Median Home Value $248,529
Average Home Value $254,135


Total Households 196
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 104
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% 0.14%
Households -0.07% 0.2%
Families 0.97% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Wheeler, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheeler to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 274 28th
Population Density # 220 42nd
Diversity Index # 346 8th
Median Household Income # 360 5th
Per Capita Income # 270 29th

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