Wheeler, Indiana

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Wheeler, Indiana
Census-designated place
Skyline of Wheeler, Indiana
Wheeler is located in 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)
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, Indiana, United States. 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), and it is located at 41°30′42″N 87°10′45″W / 41.51167°N 87.17917°W / 41.51167; -87.17917 (41.5117046, -87.1792001).[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 Community School Corporation. Wheeler today is still an important part of Union Township and has remained as the largest (In population) community with an estimate of an area population of 1,685.