Wheeler, Oregon

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Not to be confused with Wheeler County, Oregon.
Wheeler, Oregon
City
Wheeler, as seen across the Nehalem River estuary
Wheeler, as seen across the Nehalem River estuary
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°41′17″N 123°52′59″W / 45.68806°N 123.88306°W / 45.68806; -123.88306Coordinates: 45°41′17″N 123°52′59″W / 45.68806°N 123.88306°W / 45.68806; -123.88306
Country United States
State Oregon
County Tillamook
Incorporated 1914
Government
 • Type Council - Manager
 • Mayor Stevie S. Burden
 • City manager Geoffrey S. Wullschlager
Area[1]
 • Total 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Land 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 37 ft (11.3 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 414
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 414
 • Density 796.2/sq mi (307.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97147
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-81300[4]
GNIS feature ID 1128930[5]

Wheeler is a city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. The population was 414 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 414 people, 197 households, and 97 families residing in the city. The population density was 796.2 inhabitants per square mile (307.4/km2). There were 289 housing units at an average density of 555.8 per square mile (214.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 197 households of which 14.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.0% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.8% were non-families. 40.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.87 and the average family size was 2.40.

The median age in the city was 57.4 years. 12.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.3% were from 45 to 64; and 31.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 391 people, 176 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 545.7 people per square mile (209.7/km²). There were 244 housing units at an average density of 340.5 per square mile (130.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.09% White, 0.77% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 1.79% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.81% of the population.

There were 176 households out of which 16.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.6% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.54.

In the city the population was spread out with 14.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 19.9% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 27.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,000, and the median income for a family was $31,161. Males had a median income of $26,364 versus $21,429 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,535. About 10.9% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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