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America's Loneliest Counties

Stories and Stats from The Least Populated Most Remote Rural Counties in the US


See the full list Updated April 2014

Wheeler County, Oregon
Seat: Fossil

Least Populated Rural Counties in Oregon

The population of Wheeler County, Oregon fell by 60 in 2013 bringing the total to 1381 people living in 891 homes and apartments spread across 1715 square miles. The new estimate moves Wheeler County to number 54 in our list of least populated counties in the US.


People who live in Wheeler County have an annual income of $25140 which is $1562 less than the statewide average for Oregon. The average per capita income nationwide is $28051. Wheeler County ranks number 60 for highest income in sparsely populated counties.


Homes are cheap here with the median value of a home being $115200 compared to $181400 nationwide. 73.6% of housing units in Wheeler County are occupied by their owners.


The US Census Bureau reports 1.5% of the county's residents are foreign immigrants who have settled in one of the most remote places in America.

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