Wheeler County, Nebraska

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Wheeler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 886. Its county seat is Bartlett.[1]

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 576 square miles (1,491 km²), of which, 575 square miles (1,490 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.07%) is water.

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Wheeler County was formed in 1877. It was named after Major Daniel H. Wheeler.[2]


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 census[3] of 2000, there were 886 people, 352 households, and 243 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 561 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). 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. 47.4% were of German, 9.4% Irish, 7.8% English, 7.2% Swedish and 7.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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