About Wheeler County OR
Wheeler County is a county in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,441, making it Oregon’s least populous county. The county seat is Fossil. It is named in honor of Henry H. Wheeler, an early settler who owned a farm near Mitchell.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,715 square miles (4,440 km), of which 1,715 square miles (4,440 km) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km) (0.03%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,547 people, 653 households, and 444 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 842 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.34% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.49% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. 5.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.6% were of German, 18.0% English, 13.6% American, 8.2% Irish and 6.9% Scottish ancestry.
There were 653 households out of which 21.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 4.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 3.40% from 18 to 24, 19.30% from 25 to 44, 31.40% from 45 to 64, and 23.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 102.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $34,048. Males had a median income of $29,688 versus $22,361 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,884. About 12.70% of families and 15.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.20% of those under age 18 and 4.20% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,441 people, 651 households, and 408 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.8 inhabitants per square mile (0.31/km). There were 895 housing units at an average density of 0.5 per square mile (0.19/km). The racial makeup of the county was 92.4% white, 1.2% American Indian, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 2.6% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 28.4% were German, 24.0% were English, 20.0% were Irish, and 8.4% were American.
Of the 651 households, 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.3% were non-families, and 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.70. The median age was 53.0 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,403 and the median income for a family was $43,167. Males had a median income of $36,328 versus $31,792 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,598. About 9.1% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
Wheeler County Oregon neighborhoods include: Adair Village, Adams, Agness, Albany, Alsea, Amity, Antelope, Arlington, Ashland, Ashwood, Astoria, Athena, Aumsville, Aurora, Azalea, Baker City, Bandon, Banks, Bay City, Beatty, Beaver, Beavercreek, Beaverton, Bend, Blachly, Blodgett, Blue River, Bly, Boardman, Bonanza, Boring, Brightwood, Broadbent, Brookings, Brooks, Brothers, Brownsville, Burns, Butte Falls, Buxton, Camas Valley, Camp Sherman, Canby, Cannon Beach, Canyonville, Carlton, Cascade Locks, Cascadia, Cave Junction, Cayuse, Central Point, Chemult, Cheshire, Chiloquin, Clackamas, Clatskanie, Cloverdale, Coburg, Colton, Columbia City, Condon, Coos Bay, Coquille, Corbett, Cornelius, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Cove, Crane, Crescent, Creswell, Culp Creek, Culver, Dairy, Dallas, Damascus, Days Creek, Dayton, Deadwood, Deer Island, Depoe Bay, Detroit, Dexter, Diamond, Donald, Dorena, Drain, Drewsey, Dufur, Dundee, Eagle Creek, Eagle Point, Echo, Eddyville, Elgin, Elkton, Elmira, Enterprise, Estacada, Eugene, Fairview, Fall Creek, Falls City, Fields, Florence, Forest Grove, Fort Klamath, Fossil, Foster, Frenchglen, Gales Creek, Gardiner, Gaston, Gates, Gervais, Gilchrist, Gladstone, Glendale, Glide, Gold Beach, Gold Hill, Government Camp, Grand Ronde, Grants Pass, Grass Valley, Gresham, Haines, Halfway, Halsey, Hammond, Happy Valley, Harrisburg, Hebo, Helix, Heppner, Hereford, Hermiston, Hillsboro, Hines, Hood River, Hubbard, Huntington, Idanha, Idleyld Park, Imbler, Imnaha, Independence, Ione, Irrigon, Jacksonville, Jasper, Jefferson, Joseph, Junction City, Keizer, Keno, Kent, Kerby, Kimberly, Klamath Falls, Lafayette, La Grande, Lake Oswego, Lakeside, Langlois, La Pine, Lebanon, Lexington, Lincoln City, Logsden, Lorane, Lostine, Lowell, Lyons, Madras, Malin, Manning, Mapleton, Marcola, Marion, Maupin, McKenzie Bridge, McMinnville, Medford, Mehama, Merlin, Merrill, Metolius, Mill City, Milton Freewater, Milwaukie, Mitchell, Molalla, Monmouth, Monroe, Moro, Mosier, Mount Angel, Mount Hood Parkdale, Mulino, Myrtle Creek, Myrtle Point, Nehalem, Neotsu, Neskowin, Newberg, Newport, North Bend, North Plains, North Powder, Noti, Oak Grove, Oakland, Oakridge, O Brien, Oregon City, Otis, Otter Rock, Oxbow, Paulina, Pendleton, Philomath, Phoenix, Pilot Rock, Pleasant Hill, Portland, Port Orford, Post, Powell Butte, Powers, Prairie City, Princeton, Prineville, Prospect, Rainier, Redmond, Reedsport, Rhododendron, Richland, Rickreall, Riddle, Riley, Rockaway Beach, Rogue River, Roseburg, Rufus, Saint Benedict, Saint Helens, Saint Paul, Salem, Sandy, Scappoose, Scio, Scottsburg, Scotts Mills, Seal Rock, Seaside, Selma, Shady Cove, Shaniko, Shedd, Sheridan, Sherwood, Siletz, Silverton, Sisters, Sixes, South Beach, Sprague River, Spray, Springfield, Stanfield, Stayton, Sublimity, Summerville, Sumpter, Sutherlin, Sweet Home, Swisshome, Talent, Tangent, Tenmile, Terrebonne, The Dalles, Tidewater, Tillamook, Tiller, Timber, Toledo, Tolovana Park, Trail, Troutdale, Tualatin, Turner, Tygh Valley, Umatilla, Umpqua, Union, Unity, Veneta, Vernonia, Vida, Waldport, Wallowa, Walterville, Walton, Warm Springs, Warren, Warrenton, Wasco, Welches, Westfir, Westlake, West Linn, Weston, White City, Wilderville, Willamina, Williams, Wilsonville, Winston, Wolf Creek, Woodburn, Wood Village, Yachats, Yamhill, Yoncalla
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