According to the United States Census Bureau, Wheeler has a total area of 1.5square miles (4.0Square kilometers), all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,378 people, 520 households, and 365families residing in the city. The population density was 900.4people per square mile (347.7Square kilometers). There were 612housing units at an average density of 399.9 per square mile (154.4Square kilometers). Wheeler is a city in Wheeler County, Texas, United States, situated on the eastern edge of the Texas Panhandle. Both the city and the county are named for Royal Tyler Wheeler, a chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court. The population was 1,378 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Wheeler County.