Wheeling, Illinois Population 2021

151,461
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Wheeling Demographics

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

  • White: 76.50%
  • Asian: 11.96%
  • Other race: 7.32%
  • Two or more races: 2.23%
  • Black or African American: 1.50%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Wheeling, Illinois is 151,461based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 153,987.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 153,873.

Wheeling, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White118,11376.50%
Asian18,47211.96%
Some Other Race11,2977.32%
Two or More Races3,4412.23%
Black or African American2,3171.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native5790.37%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1820.12%
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Wheeling Population By Race

Wheeling Population Pyramid 2021

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Wheeling Median Age

42


Total

39.8


Male

44.5


Female

Wheeling Adults

There are 120,157 adults, (28,260 of whom are seniors) in Wheeling.

Wheeling Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeling Sex Ratio

Mujer

77,966

50.50%

Masculino

76,435

49.50%

Wheeling Population by Age

Wheeling Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wheeling Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All75.5%24.5%
Mujer66.5%33.5%
Non Family65.8%34.2%
Masculino61.2%38.8%

75.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wheeling Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All59,2562.5875.5
Married34,2673.282.8
Non Family18,5501.2165.8
Mujer4,3613.1666.5
Masculino2,0783.3461.2

3.15

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Wheeling Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,4093.95%
9th to 12th Grade4,4443.98%
High School Graduate20,57018.41%
Some College19,03017.03%
Associates Degree7,8397.02%
Bachelors Degree34,26130.67%
Graduate Degree21,16518.95%
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Wheeling Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wheeling Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White81,27478,33342,108
Asian14,19113,42510,276
Hispanic13,7138,7812,240
Other Race6,3423,769594
Black1,3761,250412
2+ Races1,2861,164523
Native American40930327
Islander1166623

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.41%.

Wheeling Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$51,539$60,922$41,990
Less Than 9th Grade$26,083$30,871$21,195
High School Graduate$34,642$40,081$27,230
Some College$42,166$51,747$34,137
Bachelors Degree$63,772$78,327$50,838
Graduate Degree$82,458$95,797$68,180

$51,539

Average Earnings

$60,922

Average Male

$41,990

Average Female

Wheeling Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheeling Language by Age

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Wheeling Language

59.09% of Wheeling residents speak only English, while 40.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 17.93% of the population.

Wheeling Language

Wheeling Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White104,7244,8194.60%
Hispanic24,6163,24013.16%
Other11,1301,82516.40%
Asian18,4547614.12%
Multiple3,3673369.98%
Black2,22022310.05%

6.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.54%

Male Poverty Rate

6.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeling

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheeling is Other, with 16.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheeling is Asian, with 4.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.22%.

Wheeling Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.34%
High School7.32%
Some College6.42%
Bachelors or Greater3.40%

Wheeling Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.39%
Male Unemployed19.80%
Female Employed3.27%
Male Employed2.43%

Wheeling Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheeling Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$87,628$113,609
Families$109,364$133,973
Married Families$118,270$144,496
Non Families$50,801$66,359
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Income by Household Type

Wheeling Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheeling Married by Age and Sex

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Wheeling 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 35-44.

Wheeling Marital Status by Race

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Wheeling Marital Status

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4,749

Number of Veterans

4,505

Male Veterans

244

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,635
Korea746
First Gulf War662
Second Gulf War384
World War II350

Wheeling Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+2,037
65 to 741,335
35 to 54709
55 to 64478
18 to 34190

Wheeling Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,4784.76%
Hispanic1991.23%
Other Race901.20%
Asian810.55%
Black603.63%
2+ Races402.78%

Wheeling Veterans by Race

Wheeling Veterans by Education

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4.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeling Veterans by Education

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68.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wheeling Employment by Age

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Wheeling Employment by Race

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Wheeling Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.05%

Born in Wheeling

70.90%

Native Born

29.10%

Foreign Born

12.78%

Non Citizen

16.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.90% of Wheeling residents were born in the United States, with 58.05% having been born in Illinois. 12.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wheeling Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021151,461-842-0.55%
2020152,303-842-0.55%
2019153,145-842-0.55%
2018153,987-468-0.30%
2017154,455-684-0.44%
2016155,139-171-0.11%
2015155,310-291-0.19%
2014155,601940.06%
2013155,5074140.27%
2012155,0936100.39%
2011154,4836100.40%
2010153,8730.00%

Wheeling Population by Year