Wheeler, Texas

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Wheeler strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

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Racial Diversity
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Top 13% Wheeler Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Wheeler, Texas

Comparing Wheeler to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 5
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 4
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 6 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 7
Median Family Income 4 5
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
People Living Alone 6 8
Housing Recently Built 5 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Wheeler Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 89 miles E of Amarillo, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 155 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Wheeler
Standard Zip Codes 79096
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.445
Longitude -100.27

Wheeler Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SHAMROCK 2
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 24.3 inches
Station REYDON 2 SSE
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 48 F
Apr Temp 43 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 94 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 24.4 inches
Station ERICK
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 49 F
Apr Temp 43 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 94 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
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Wheeler Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,378 100%
Male 645 46.8%
Female 733 53.2%
Under 18 344 25%
18+ 1,034 75%
65+ 301 21.8%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 3.04
White 1,172 85.1%
African-American 25 1.8%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.4%
Other 146 10.6%
Mixed Race 27 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 249 18.1%

Estimated Wheeler Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,217
Growth -161
Growth % -11.7%

Wheeler Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.6%
US/American 25%
Irish 8.8%
German 8%
English 7.6%
Dutch 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Norwegian 1.4%
European 1.3%
Scottish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
South African 0.6%
Dutch West Indian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wheeler 1,378 $36,667
McLean 830 $34,286
Mobeetie 107 $39,583
Shamrock 2,029 $33,542

Wheeler Public Libraries

Wheeler Public Library
Wheeler, Texas
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Wheeler Hospitals

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(806) 826-5581
Emergency Service: No

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Wheeler High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 300 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

Wheeler Colleges

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