Wheeler, TX Population

Population: 1,378. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,217 (-11.7% change)
Males: 645 (46.8%), Females: 733 (53.2%)

Wheeler County

Zip code: 79096

Median resident age: 41.3 years
Median household income: $31,375
Median house value: $41,400

Races in Wheeler:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.4%)
  • Hispanic (18.1%)
  • Other race (10.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Black (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (16.4%), Irish (8.6%), German (8.3%), English (6.4%), Dutch (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Elevation: 2527 feet

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wheeler

  • High school or higher: 66.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wheeler city

  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

14.2% Foreign born (13.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -33 (-2.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Wheeler:

  • PARKVIEW HOSPITAL (901 SWEETWATER PO BOX 1030)
  • PARKVIEW HOSPITAL (901)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Wheeler:

  • SHAMROCK GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; SHAMROCK, TX)
  • HEMPHILL COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; CANADIAN, TX)
  • COLLINGSWORTH GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 41 miles; WELLINGTON, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wheeler:

  • ALTUS AFB (about 89 miles; ALTUS, OK; Abbreviation: LTS)
  • AMARILLO INTL (about 100 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Abbreviation: AMA)
  • LIBERAL MUNI (about 119 miles; LIBERAL, KS; Abbreviation: LBL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wheeler:

  • WHEELER MUNI (about 7 miles; WHEELER, TX; Abbreviation: T59)
  • SHAMROCK MUNI (about 16 miles; SHAMROCK, TX; Abbreviation: 2F1)
  • MC LEAN/GRAY COUNTY (about 23 miles; MC LEAN, TX; Abbreviation: 2E7)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheeler:

  • SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 109 miles; WEATHERFORD, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,360)
  • AMARILLO COLLEGE (about 113 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,876)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 117 miles; CANYON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,476)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 133 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
  • CAMERON UNIVERSITY (about 138 miles; LAWTON, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 162 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,619)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 166 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
Public primary/middle schools in Wheeler:

  • WHEELER SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 1 MUSTANG DR; Grades: PK – 12)
  • KELTON SCHOOL (Students: 80; Location: 16703 FM 2697; Grades: PK – 07)

Libraries

Library in Wheeler:

  • WHEELER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $28,159; Location: 306 S CANADIAN ST; 22,500 books; 464 audio materials; 456 video materials; 6 serial subscriptions)