What is the current population of Wheeling?

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.

What was the peak population of Wheeling?

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.

How quickly is Wheeling shrinking?

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.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 26,430 1,443
2018 26,771 1,417
2017 27,066 1,387
2016 27,375 1,363
2015 27,648 1,349
2014 27,790 1,326
2013 28,009 1,307
2012 28,213 1,285
2011 28,293 1,277
2010 28,486 1,253
2009 28,805 1,220
2008 28,864 1,203
2007 29,025 1,186
2006 29,223 1,172
2005 29,484 1,143
2004 29,734 1,122
2003 29,976 1,107
2002 30,435 1,076
2001 30,769 1,045
2000 31,294 1,026
1990 35,446 769
1900 38,878 97
1890 34,522 89
1880 30,737 61
1870 19,280 74

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1433 Marshalltown, Iowa 26,666 2.5%
1434 Thomasville, North Carolina 26,649 8.7%
1435 Temple Terrace, Florida 26,639 21.8%
1436 Lafayette, California 26,638 10.6%
1437 Norco, California 26,604 9.3%
1438 Winona, Minnesota 26,594 -1.8%
1439 Galt, California 26,536 34.0%
1440 Vernon Hills, Illinois 26,521 30.1%
1441 Pearl, Mississippi 26,510 16.5%
1442 Bessemer, Alabama 26,472 -12.5%
1443 Wheeling, West Virginia 26,430 -15.5%
1444 Batavia, Illinois 26,420 8.2%
1445 Garden City, Kansas 26,408 -7.3%
1446 Garden City, Michigan 26,408 -12.2%
1447 Wooster, Ohio 26,394 4.3%
1448 Chanhassen, Minnesota 26,389 28.9%
1449 Fremont, Nebraska 26,383 4.4%
1450 Cabot, Arkansas 26,352 70.5%
1451 Neenah, Wisconsin 26,300 7.0%
1452 Troy, Ohio 26,281 18.8%
1453 Hercules, California 26,276 34.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
843 Charleston 46,536 -12.7%
860 Huntington 45,110 -12.8%
1257 Morgantown 30,549 14.4%
1308 Parkersburg 29,306 -12.0%
1443 Wheeling 26,430 -15.5%
1964 Fairmont 18,388 -4.5%
1973 Weirton 18,266 -10.2%
2054 Martinsburg 17,454 17.6%
2209 Beckley 15,940 -7.8%
2274 Clarksburg 15,225 -9.0%

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