Wheeling, West Virginia Population 2018

Wheeling, West Virginia's estimated population is 27,066 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Wheeling, West Virginia is the 5th largest city in West Virginia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1954.86 people/mi² (754.77 people/km²), with a household density of 409.26 people/km² (1059.98 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 45.5 years, 42 years for males, and 48.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 14,676 households in the city, with an average size of 2.08 people per household. The vacancy rate was 13.4%, with a median rent of $583/month. The median house has 5.7 rooms, and has a value of $99,300.

The median income for households in Wheeling, West Virginia is $38,082, while the mean household income is $58,326. The per capita income is $27,440, and 11.2% of families and 17.8% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 24% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 12.9% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201727,066-386-1.41%
201627,452-226-0.82%
201527,678-107-0.39%
201427,785-309-1.10%
201328,094-136-0.48%
201228,230-143-0.50%
201128,373-216-0.76%
201028,589-2,830-9.01%
200031,419-3,463-9.93%
199034,882-8,188-19.01%
198043,070-5,118-10.62%
197048,188-5,212-9.76%
196053,400-5,491-9.32%
195058,891-2,208-3.61%
194061,099-560-0.91%
193061,6595,4519.70%
192056,20814,56734.98%
191041,6412,7637.11%
190038,8784,35612.62%
189034,5223,78512.31%
188030,73711,45759.42%
187019,2805,19736.90%
186014,0832,64823.16%
185011,4353,55045.02%
18407,8850.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White25,217
Black or African American1,686
Two or More Races469
Asian259
Some Other Race77
American Indian and Alaska Native50
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Wheeling Wv Population Pyramid 2018

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Wheeling Wv Median Age

45.5


Total

42


Male

48.4


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 21,923 adults in Wheeling Wv.

Wheeling Wv Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeling Wv Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.7
Houses Without Mortgage
4,127
Houses With Mortgage
3,605
Vacancy Rate
13.4
Median Rent
583
Median Home Value
99,300
Renter-Occupied Units
4,976
Owner-Occupied Units
7,732
Total Housing Units
14,676

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Wheeling Wv for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 3.3% and the labor force participation rate is 57.3%.

Wheeling Wv Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.08
Average Family Size
2.81
Total Households
12708
Married Couple Households
4656
Male Householder (no wife) Families
426
Female Householder (no husband) Families
1677
Non Family Households
5949
Total Families
6759
Households With Own Children
2519
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
5.1
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.2

Wheeling Wv Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
1,664
$10,000 to $14,999
1,098
$15,000 to $24,999
1,515
$25,000 to $34,999
1,647
$35,000 to $49,999
1,835
$50,000 to $74,999
2,062
$75,000 to $99,999
1,135
$100,000 to $149,999
1,076
$150,000 to $199,999
324
Over $200,000
352

Wheeling Wv Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Wheeling Wv

West Virginia

$38,082

$42,644

$58,326

$57,779

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Wheeling Wv Education Data

Wheeling Wv Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
5782.86%
9th to 12th Grade
1,3006.43%
High School Graduate
6,94134.31%
Some College
3,96319.59%
Associates Degree
1,4036.94%
Bachelors Degree
3,81418.85%
Graduate Degree
2,23011.02%