Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Ben Wheeler, TX

 
Ben Wheeler is an unincorporated community in Van Zandt County, Texas, United States, twelve miles southeast of Canton (the county seat). The area was first settled in the 1840's. Originally called Clough, the community was renamed Ben Wheeler in 1878. An 1893 fire destroyed most of the town's businesses. In 1896, the population reached 500, but a smallpox epidemic reduced the number of residents to 238 by 1904. Ben Wheeler had 18 businesses in 1943. This figure declined to only 9 by 1972, but rose to 22 by 1988. The Van Independent School District serves area students. (from wikipedia)
 
 
 

 
General Information
Van Zandt County5,417 Population (as of 2000)
Texas State5,100 Population (current)
134.5 Square Miles of Land2.0 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)
0.6 Square Miles of Water$63,700 Average House Value (as of 2000)
$33,994 Average House Income (as of 2000)

Business Information
58 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$3,144,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
519 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$13,159,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

Gender (as of 2000)
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Ethnicity (as of 2000)
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Median Ages (as of 2000)
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