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Time Zone: Wheeler County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Fossil is the Seat for Wheeler County.

Wheeler County was founded in 1899. Wheeler was created by taking area from Grant, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wheeler had a population of 1,363 people. This is a decrease of 11.89% since the last Census (which gave a population of 1,547 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wheeler represented 0.05% of the total population of Oregon, making it the state's 36th most populous county (out of 36 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,441-6.85%+5.72% since 2009
20091,363-11.89%-0.58% since 2008
20081,371-11.38%-1.79% since 2007
20001,547The Last Census

More information can be found on the Wheeler County Census Page for Wheeler County.


Below are some of the communities located in Wheeler County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Wheeler County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Fossil   39046916.84% decrease  
Mitchell   14117017.06% decrease  
Spray   11114020.71% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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