Wheeling, Illinois Population 2022

39,435
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Wheeling is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Wheeling has a 2020 population of 39,435. Wheeling is currently growing at a rate of 0.38% annually and its population has increased by 0.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,137 in 2010.

The average household income in Wheeling is $86,791 with a poverty rate of 8.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,270 per month, and the median house value is $202,000. The median age in Wheeling is 37.5 years, 34.9 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Wheeling Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wheelingwas:

  • White: 58.85%
  • Asian: 17.71%
  • Other race: 15.82%
  • Two or more races: 3.97%
  • Black or African American: 2.41%
  • Native American: 1.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Wheeling, Illinois is 39,435 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 39,137.

Wheeling, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,76558.85%
Black or African American9312.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native4511.17%
Asian6,85017.71%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander330.09%
Some Other Race6,12015.82%
Two or More Races1,5343.97%
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Wheeling Population by Race

Wheeling Population Pyramid 2022

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Wheeling Median Age

38.4


Total

36.8


Male

40.7


Female

Wheeling Adults

There are 31,000 adults, (6,198 of whom are seniors) in Wheeling.

Wheeling Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeling Sex Ratio

Female

19,901

51.45%

Male

18,783

48.55%

Wheeling Population by Age

Wheeling Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wheeling Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.9%30.1%
Female61.3%38.7%
All61.2%38.8%
Non Family51.8%48.2%
Male46.7%53.3%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wheeling Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,1482.5261.2
Married7,3393.2469.9
Male8443.2246.7
Female1,4903.1161.3
Non Family5,4751.2951.8

3.15

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Wheeling Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7946.29%
9th to 12th Grade1,6785.88%
High School Graduate6,22321.82%
Some College5,28418.52%
Associates Degree1,7776.23%
Bachelors Degree7,56526.52%
Graduate Degree4,20414.74%
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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
Asian5,6065,2333,744
White15,42714,5327,018
2+ Races673599192
Black651589105
Hispanic6,3294,183744
Other Race3,4482,086220
Native American39029819
Islander88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.79%.

Wheeling Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,094$47,099$40,384
Less Than 9th Grade$28,120$33,056$25,647
High School Graduate$35,377$37,268$31,384
Some College$40,093$45,479$35,252
Bachelors Degree$55,231$61,992$49,845
Graduate Degree$72,206$77,122$64,255

$43,094

Average Earnings

$47,099

Average Male

$40,384

Average Female

Wheeling Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheeling Language by Age

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Wheeling Language

39.96% of Wheeling residents speak only English, while 60.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.56% of the population.

Wheeling Language

Wheeling Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic10,6851,28011.98%
White18,4411,4587.91%
Native451306.65%
Multiple1,529905.89%
Black870414.71%
Asian6,8402974.34%
Other1,001NaN%

8.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.69%

Male Poverty Rate

8.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeling

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheeling is Hispanic, with 11.98% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.19%.

Wheeling Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade8.43%
High School10.01%
Some College8.17%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%

Wheeling Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.53%
Male Unemployed11.05%
Female Employed5.77%
Female Unemployed26.54%

Wheeling Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheeling Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,966$90,674
Families$83,406$102,228
Married Families$95,674-
Non Families$59,075$67,291
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Income by Household Type

Wheeling Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

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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668

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War121
First Gulf War142
Vietnam171
Korea93
World War II16

Wheeling Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3482
35 to 54109
55 to 64120
65 to 74171
75+186

Wheeling Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5262.75%
Black284.36%
Asian560.96%
Other Race461.12%
2+ Races121.46%
Hispanic720.95%

Wheeling Veterans by Race

Wheeling Veterans by Education

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1.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeling Veterans by Education

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71.7%

Labor Force Participation

69%

Employment Rate

3.5%

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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47.70%

Born in Wheeling

57.62%

Native Born

42.38%

Foreign Born

19.50%

Non Citizen

22.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

57.62% of Wheeling residents were born in the United States, with 47.70% having been born in Illinois. 19.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wheeling Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
197014,7460.00%
198023,2668,5204.67%
199029,9116,6452.54%
200034,4964,5851.44%
201037,6483,1520.88%
201137,7971490.40%
201237,9461490.39%
201338,0951490.39%
201438,2441490.39%
201538,3931490.39%
201638,5421490.39%
201738,6911490.39%
201838,8401490.39%
201938,9891490.38%
202039,1371480.38%
202139,2861490.38%
202239,4351490.38%

Wheeling Population by Year