Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Wheeling is 26,430. Wheeling, West Virginia is the 1,443rd largest city in the US.
Parts of Wheeling are located within Marshall County and Ohio County.
The peak population of Wheeling was in 1900, when its population was 38,878. In 1900, Wheeling was the 97th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,443rd largest city in the US. Wheeling is currently 32.0% smaller than it was in 1900.
Wheeling has shrunk 15.5% since the year 2000. Wheeling, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of Wheeling, West Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 21,585. The voting age population is 46.8% male and 53.2% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 22.6% of the residents of Wheeling are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Wheeling are 91.1% White, 5.7% Black, 1.8% Two or more races, 0.7% Asian, 0.4% Other and 0.3% American Indian. Additionally, 1.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Wheeling, 13.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 12.2%. On a per-household basis, 6.7% of families are below the poverty line in Wheeling.
Among those aged 16 and older, 56.3% of Wheeling residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 92.3% of Wheeling residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 30.7% have a bachelor's degree and 13.2% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Wheeling residents aged 5 and older, 2.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Wheeling is 6.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Wheeling, 14.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Wheeling is $44,119.
In Wheeling, 62.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 37.6% of housing units in Wheeling.
Of all the housing units in Wheeling, 44.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Wheeling, 3.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 560 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Wheeling is $658.
In Wheeling, 70.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|1434||Thomasville, North Carolina||26,649||8.7%|
|1435||Temple Terrace, Florida||26,639||21.8%|
|1440||Vernon Hills, Illinois||26,521||30.1%|
|1443||Wheeling, West Virginia||26,430||-15.5%|
|1445||Garden City, Kansas||26,408||-7.3%|
|1446||Garden City, Michigan||26,408||-12.2%|
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