Wheeler County GA Information


Wheeler County Subdivisions

Wheeler County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,077
Population in Households 5,503
Population in Familes 4,646
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,574
Population Density1 27
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 2,232
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,560
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,561 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 671 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 534 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $62,071
Average Home Value $79,949


Median Household Income $34,589
Average Household Income $44,827
Per Capita Income $15,230
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.36% 0.15%
Households 0.59% 0.42%
Families 0.43% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Wheeler County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheeler County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 142 11th
Population Density1 # 132 18th
Diversity Index2 # 32 80th
Median Household Income # 115 28th
Per Capita Income # 154 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.