The City of Wheeling is the 5th largest city in West Virginia with a population of 28,395 as of July 1, 2016. Wheeling ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Wheeling is located at latitude 40.0738 and longitude -80.696 in Ohio County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wheeling (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.79 sq. miles and a water area of 2.22 sq. miles. Ohio County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 666 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Wheeling are located in Ohio County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Marshall County.
The City of Wheeling (GNIS ID: 2390672) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wheeling population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Wheeling: Fort Fincastle, Fort Henry, Nail City, Weeling, Whealing, Wheelin, Zanesburg.
|Population in Households||27,025|
|Population in Familes||19,570|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1,370|
|Average Household Size||2.1|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||14,619 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||7,379 (50.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||5,514 (37.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,726 (11.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$98,320|
|Average Home Value||$129,357|
|Median Household Income||$35,876|
|Average Household Income||$51,445|
|Per Capita Income||$23,996|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.01%|
|Per Capita Income||0.93%|
The table below compares Wheeling to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 5||99th|
|Population Density1||# 45||89th|
|Diversity Index2||# 60||85th|
|Median Household Income||# 240||41st|
|Per Capita Income||# 87||79th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.