Wheeler, Illinois

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Wheeler is a village in Jasper County, Illinois, United States. The population was 119 at the 2000 census.



Wheeler is located at 39°2′38″N 88°19′2″W / 39.04389°N 88.31722°W / 39.04389; -88.31722 (39.043804, -88.317342)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 119 people, 41 households, and 30 families residing in the village. The population density was 206.5 people per square mile (79.2/km²). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 83.3/sq mi (32.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.16% White, 0.84% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.36% of the population.

There were 41 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the village the population was spread out with 34.5% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 14.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 116.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,250, and the median income for a family was $23,333. Males had a median income of $24,500 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $9,425. There were 28.1% of families and 27.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 37.5% of under eighteens and 18.8% of those over 64.


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