Wheeler County is located in central Oregon. The County Seat is Fossil and the largest city is Fossil. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.wheelercountyoregon.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 1,375 and the 2010 census population was 1,441. The land area is 1,714.75 square miles and there are 0.8 persons per square mile.
93.3% of the population is White, 0.1% is Black or African American, 4.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 1.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 4% is two or more races. 88.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $123,700, there are 625 households, an average of 2.00 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,575, the median household income is $37,974, and 15.6% of the persons in Wheeler County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 122. Retail sales (in $1000) were $10,357, and sales per capita were $7,419.
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