Wheeler, Indiana

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Wheeler, Indiana
Census-designated place
Skyline of Wheeler, Indiana
Location of Wheeler in Porter County, Indiana.
Location of Wheeler in Porter County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°30′42″N 87°10′45″W / 41.51167°N 87.17917°W / 41.51167; -87.17917Coordinates: 41°30′42″N 87°10′45″W / 41.51167°N 87.17917°W / 41.51167; -87.17917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Porter
Township Union
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 666 ft (203 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 443
 • Estimate (2014) 1,685
 • Density 167/sq mi (64.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46393
Area code(s) 219
GNIS feature ID 445882
FIPS code 18-83600[2]

Wheeler is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in northern Union Township, Porter County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. It lies along State Road 130, northwest of the city of Valparaiso, the county seat of Porter County.[3] Its elevation is 666 feet (203 m).[4] Although Wheeler is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 46393.[5] The population of Wheeler was 443 at the 2010 census. Wheeler has seen small growth, although its unincorporated, but the estimated population of Wheeler at the 2014 estimate was 452. The 2014 population area estimate of and around Wheeler was 1,685.[6] Wheeler is served by the Union Township School Corporation, which includes Wheeler High School, Union Township Middle School, and two elementary schools. Wheeler today is still part of Union Township and has remained as the largest community in the township by population.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]


Wheeler was founded in 1858 when the railroad was extended to that point.[8] A post office has been in operation at Wheeler since 1858.[9]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 19. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  4. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.
  5. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Wheeler CDP, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ History of Porter County, Indiana : a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 180. 
  9. ^ "Porter County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 October 2015.