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The City of Wheeler had a population of 429 as of July 1, 2021. 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 45.689 and longitude -123.8807 in Tillamook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wheeler 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 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.

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Wheeler, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 429 (100%)
Population in Households 402 (93.7%)
Population in Families 262 (61.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 27 ( 6.3%)
Population Density 833
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $53,978
Average Household Income $63,956
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $31,111
Wealth Index5 65


Total HU (Housing Units) 299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (32.1%)
Median Home Value $328,571
Average Home Value $351,389
Housing Affordability Index3 100


Total Households 203
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 107
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.32% 0.46%
Households 0.27% 0.49%
Families 0.88% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
Owner Occupied HU   0.68%

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, 2021 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 # 221 42nd
Median Household Income # 225 41st
Housing Affordability Index # 146 39th
Per Capita Income # 164 57th
Diversity Index # 351 7th

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