Wheeling, West Virginia Population 2019

Wheeling, West Virginia's estimated population is 26,771 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 1933.55 people/mi² (746.54 people/km²).

The overall median age is 45 years, 41.8 years for males, and 48.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 14,652 households in the city, with an average size of 2.14 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.9%, with a median rent of $616/month. The median house has 5.7 rooms, and has a value of $104,300.

The median income for households in Wheeling, West Virginia is $41,171, while the mean household income is $62,249.

Wheeling Wv Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wheeling Wv was:

  • White: 90.93%
  • Black or African American: 5.88%
  • Two or more races: 1.81%
  • Asian: 0.86%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
LatLng(40.0737, -80.6960)
Rank in State5th
StateWest Virginia
CountyMarshall County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)35.86 (13.85 mi²)
Water Area (km²)5.76 (2.22 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID5486452
Density (km²)746.54
Density (mi²)1,933.55
Area Code(s)304
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201826,771-222-0.82%
201726,993-415-1.51%
201627,408-213-0.77%
201527,621-99-0.36%
201427,720-304-1.08%
201328,024-136-0.48%
201228,160-140-0.49%
201128,300-202-0.71%
201028,502-2,917-0.97%
200031,419-3,463-1.04%
199034,882-8,188-2.09%
198043,070-5,118-1.12%
197048,188-5,212-1.02%
196053,400-5,491-0.97%
195058,891-2,208-0.37%
194061,099-560-0.09%
193061,6595,4510.93%
192056,20814,5673.05%
191041,6412,7630.69%
190038,8784,3561.20%
189034,5223,7851.17%
188030,73711,4574.77%
187019,2805,1973.19%
186014,0832,6482.10%
185011,4353,5503.79%
18407,8850.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018140,045-1,183-0.84%
2017141,228-1,718-1.22%
2016142,946-1,198-0.84%
2015144,144-814-0.56%
2014144,958-973-0.67%
2013145,931-584-0.40%
2012146,515-738-0.50%
2011147,253-654-0.44%
2010147,9070.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White25,026
Black or African American1,618
Two or More Races498
Asian237
Some Other Race94
American Indian and Alaska Native48

Wheeling Wv Population Pyramid 2019

Wheeling Wv Median Age

45


Total

41.8


Male

48.5


Female

Wheeling Wv Adults

There are 22,221 adults, (6,191 of whom are seniors) in Wheeling Wv.

Wheeling Wv Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeling Wv Sex Ratio

Female

14,312

52.00%

Male

13,209

48.00%

Wheeling Wv Households and Families

Wheeling Wv Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wheeling Wv Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.1%14.9%
Male71.8%28.2%
All63.2%36.8%
Female57.7%42.3%
Non Family47%53%

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,2332.1463.2
Non Family5,8251.1647
Married4,5262.9585.1
Female1,4813.2657.7
Male4013.1171.8

2.94

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wheeling Wv Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5652.83%
9th to 12th Grade1,3266.63%
High School Graduate6,77133.88%
Some College3,93019.66%
Associates Degree1,3326.66%
Bachelors Degree3,59918.01%
Graduate Degree2,46212.32%

Wheeling Wv Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,53216,8045,734
Black861751106
Asian21320982
Multiple Races18217446
Hispanic14411247
Other Race665846
Native American1122

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 98.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 69.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,916$38,835$27,409
Less Than High School$15,313$12,310$21,413
High School Grad$24,531$31,012$21,143
Some College$29,216$35,698$23,378
Bachelors Degree$41,362$49,764$37,500
Graduate Degree$55,600$80,156$46,987

$31,916

Average Earnings

$38,835

Average Male

$27,409

Average Female

Wheeling Wv Language

Wheeling Wv Language by Age

Wheeling Wv Language

97.72% of Wheeling Wv residents speak only English, while 2.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.83% of the population.

Wheeling Wv Poverty

Wheeling Wv Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,5933,23913.73%
Black1,54264141.57%
Asian2375724.05%
Hispanic2584417.05%
Multiple426419.62%
Other941617.02%
Native48918.75%

15.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.00%

Male Poverty Rate

16.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeling Wv

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheeling Wv is Black, with 41.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheeling Wv is Multiple, with 9.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.11%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.85%
High School16.41%
Some College15.06%
Bachelors or Greater4.69%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.77%
Male Unemployed38.90%
Female Employed8.18%
Male Employed3.74%

Wheeling Wv Income

Wheeling Wv Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,171$62,249
Families$62,853$84,490
Married Families$74,182-
Non Families$23,466$34,911

Wheeling Wv Marital Status

Wheeling Wv Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheeling Wv Married by Age and Sex

Wheeling Wv Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wheeling Wv Marital Status by Race

Wheeling Wv Veterans

1,996

Number of Veterans

1,927

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam688
First Gulf War292
Second Gulf War224
Korea222
World War II146

Wheeling Wv Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9419.40%
Black555.29%

Wheeling Wv Veterans by Education

13.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeling Wv Employment Status

57%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wheeling Wv Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.20%

Born in West Virginia

98.32%

Native Born

1.68%

Foreign Born

0.47%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.32% of Wheeling Wv residents were born in the United States, with 71.20% having been born in West Virginia. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.