Wheeler County is located in central Georgia. The County Seat is Alamo and the largest city is Alamo. The Official Web Site is located at http://georgia.gov/cities-counties/wheeler-county. The 2014 population estimate is 7,995 and the 2010 census population was 7,421. The land area is 295.48 square miles and there are 25.1 persons per square mile.
60.4% of the population is White, 38.3% is Black or African American, 5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 74.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $54,200, there are 2,096 households, an average of 2.03 persons per household. The per capita income is $8,948, the median household income is $24,382, and 31.3% of the persons in Wheeler County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 325. Retail sales (in $1000) were $18,141, and sales per capita were $2,674.
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