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Welcome to Wheeler ...

The city of Wheeler is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Wheeler is located in Wheeler County and is the County Seat for Wheeler County.

The location of Wheeler has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Wheeler has a population of 1,507 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Wheeler is 2,520 feet [768 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Wheeler is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Wheeler lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wheeler lies within the (806) area code.

The ZIP code for Wheeler: 79096<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wheeler had a population of 1,592 people (or 29.43% of the total population of Wheeler County). This makes Wheeler the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,592 people, the population of Wheeler increased 15.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,378 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Wheeler had an population of 1,507 people. This is a decrease of 5.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.36% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Wheeler ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Wheeler: This one is located in Wheeler County and the other is located in Potter County.

Beyond Texas, there are 37 communities that are also named Wheeler - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado (4), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wheeler.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wheeler. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wheeler. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wheeler.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wheeler:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wheeler ...

Looking for more information about Wheeler? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wheeler, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wheeler.

Communities near Wheeler ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Shamrock   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the South (S) of Wheeler

Mobeetie   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Wheeler

Magic City   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Wheeler

Briscoe   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Wheeler

Zybach   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Wheeler

Allison   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Wheeler

Sweetwater   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) of Wheeler

Located in Beckham County (OK)

Texola   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Wheeler

Located in Beckham County (OK)

Mayfield   [Map]

Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) of Wheeler

Located in Beckham County (OK)

McLean   [Map]

Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Wheeler

Located in Gray County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wheeler.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wheeler.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wheeler - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wheeler). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wheeler or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wheeler) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wheeler. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wheeler

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheeler. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4411, Longitude: -100.2752     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheeler have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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