Oregon Wheeler County Public Schools

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Wheeler County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 1,714.9 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 0.8 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 16.3%. On the 2000 census form, 98.1% of the population reported only one race, with 0.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 5.1% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.32 persons compared to an average family size of 2.76 persons.

In 2008 accommodation and food services was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $8,862. Per capita income grew by 5.4% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 1,363 Covered Employment 281
Growth (%) since 1990 -2.4% Average wage per job $24,259
Households (2000) 653 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County N/A
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 646 Average wage per job N/A
Unemployment Rate (2009) 8.8 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.4%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $25,431 Average wage per job $29,647
Median Household Income (2008) $32,231 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 16.8 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 79.4 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 14.3 Average wage per job D

Address: Po Box 266, Fossil, OR 97830
Phone: (541) 763-4146
County: Wheeler County
Enrollment: 76
Grades: KG-12

Address: Po Box 247, Mitchell, OR 97750
Phone: (541) 462-3311
County: Wheeler County
Enrollment: 63
Grades: KG-12

Address: Po Box 230, Spray, OR 97874
Phone: (541) 468-2226
County: Wheeler County
Enrollment: 59
Grades: KG-12

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