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Wheeler County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Wheeler County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Nebraska's location in the U.S.
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Seat Bartlett
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

576 sq mi (1,491 km²)
575 sq mi (1,490 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.07%
 -  Density

2/sq mi (1/km²)

Wheeler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 886. Its county seat is Bartlett6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Wheeler County is represented by the prefix 84 (it had the eighty-fourth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,491 km² (576 sq mi). 1,490 km² (575 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.07%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Wheeler County
Population by decade

1880 - 644
1890 - 1,683
1900 - 1,362
1910 - 2,292
1920 - 2,531
1930 - 2,335
1940 - 2,170
1950 - 1,526
1960 - 1,297
1970 - 1,051
1980 - 1,060
1990 - 948
2000 - 886

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 886 people, 352 households, and 243 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 561 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.10% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.56% from other races, and 0.11% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 352 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.80% were married couples living together, 3.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.10% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 21.90% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,771, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $21,563 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,355. About 15.40% of families and 20.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.80% of those under age 18 and 16.70% of those age 65 or over.

Villages Edit

Coordinates: 41°55′N 98°32′W / 41.92, -98.53

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