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1.56% growth
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Median Household Income
0.26% decline
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Number of Employees
7.28% decline
Median Property Value
0.79% growth

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The economy of Wheeler County, OR employs 522 people. The economy of Wheeler County, OR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Public Admin.; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 14.01; 2.75; and 1.62 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wheeler County, OR are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (97), Educational Services (71), and Public Admin. (68), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($66,875), Transportation & Warehousing ($60,417), and Finance & Insurance ($43,750).

Median household income in Wheeler County, OR is $33,400. Males in Wheeler County, OR have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,611. The income inequality of Wheeler County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wheeler County, OR. In Wheeler County, OR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 0 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $5,917. Jefferson County, OR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oregon.


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Wheeler County, OR is home to a population of 1,369 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wheeler County, OR is composed of 1,291 White residents (94.3%), 28 Two+ residents (2.05%), 26 Hispanic residents (1.9%), 15 Native residents (1.1%), and 9 Asian residents (0.66%). The most common foreign languages in Wheeler County, OR are Spanish (13 speakers), Chinese (2 speakers), and Tagalog (1 speakers), but compared to other places, Wheeler County, OR has a relative high number of Chinese (2 speakers), Tagalog (1 speakers), and Spanish (13 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in The Dalles City PUMA, OR awarded 240 degrees. The student population of The Dalles City PUMA, OR is skewed towards females, with 57 male students and 183 female students. Most students in The Dalles City PUMA, OR are White (183 and 76.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (46 and 19.2%), Unknown (5 and 2.08%), and Two or more races (3 and 1.25%). The largest universities in The Dalles City PUMA, OR by number of graduates are Columbia Gorge Community College (240 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in The Dalles City PUMA, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (73 and 30.4%), General Studies (53 and 22.1%), and Registered Nursing (16 and 6.67%). The median tuition costs in The Dalles City PUMA, OR are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Wheeler County, OR is $114,700, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $113,800 to $114,700, a 0.79% increase. The homeownership rate of Wheeler County, OR is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Wheeler County, OR have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wheeler County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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