Wheeling, Illinois Population 2020

38,938

Wheeling is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. With a 2020 population of 38,938, it is the 45th largest city in Illinois and the 1014th largest city in the United States. Wheeling is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually and its population has increased by 3.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,648 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Wheeling has a population density of 4,490 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wheeling is $84,222 with a poverty rate of 10.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,217 per month, and the median house value is $191,500. The median age in Wheeling is 37.3 years, 34.9 years for males, and 40.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.9 males.

Wheeling Il Demographics

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

  • White: 60.39%
  • Asian: 18.17%
  • Other race: 14.58%
  • Black or African American: 3.12%
  • Two or more races: 2.46%
  • Native American: 0.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.30%
The current population of Wheeling, Illinois is 38,938, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 38,878. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,648.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,20660.39%
Asian6,98018.17%
Some Other Race5,60214.58%
Black or African American1,2003.12%
Two or More Races9472.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native3720.97%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1170.30%

Wheeling Il Population Pyramid 2020

Wheeling Il Median Age

37.3


Total

34.9


Male

40.7


Female

Wheeling Il Adults

There are 30,280 adults, (5,327 of whom are seniors) in Wheeling Il.

Wheeling Il Age Dependency

54

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeling Il Sex Ratio

Female

18,754

48.81%

Male

19,670

51.19%

Wheeling Il Households and Families

Wheeling Il Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wheeling Il Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.2%35.8%
Female61.9%38.1%
All60.6%39.4%
Non Family57.1%42.9%
Male43%57%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,0192.760.6
Married7,1743.4864.2
Non Family5,0781.3457.1
Female1,1833.4861.9
Male5843.5243

3.41

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wheeling Il Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0097.31%
9th to 12th Grade1,9477.08%
High School Graduate6,57623.92%
Some College4,60616.75%
Associates Degree1,6335.94%
Bachelors Degree6,91225.14%
Graduate Degree3,80813.85%

Wheeling Il Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,42713,4786,060
Hispanic6,3993,917690
Asian5,5725,1193,633
Other Race3,0861,982227
Black717662192
Multiple Races270253152
Native American238181
Islander523325

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 93.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.20%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,460$41,181$35,510
Less Than High School$22,863$26,737$17,424
High School Grad$32,586$35,656$30,047
Some College$36,638$37,221$35,127
Bachelors Degree$51,500$58,337$45,388
Graduate Degree$69,169$72,461$62,691

$38,460

Average Earnings

$41,181

Average Male

$35,510

Average Female

Wheeling Il Language

Wheeling Il Language by Age

Wheeling Il Language

39.11% of Wheeling Il residents speak only English, while 60.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.44% of the population.

Wheeling Il Poverty

Wheeling Il Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic11,7182,16718.49%
White17,1801,3257.71%
Other5,56097317.50%
Asian6,9754196.01%
Black1,13117415.38%
Multiple94710511.09%

10.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.95%

Male Poverty Rate

12.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeling Il

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheeling Il is Hispanic, with 18.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheeling Il is Asian, with 6.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.45%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.08%
Some College9.19%
High School9.12%
Bachelors or Greater4.92%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.04%
Male Unemployed17.49%
Male Employed4.96%
Female Employed4.36%

Wheeling Il Income

Wheeling Il Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,243$84,222
Families$81,819$94,827
Married Families$90,269-
Non Families$51,317$62,870

Wheeling Il Marital Status

Wheeling Il Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheeling Il Married by Age and Sex

Wheeling Il Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wheeling Il Marital Status by Race

Wheeling Il Veterans

809

Number of Veterans

776

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam296
First Gulf War148
Second Gulf War125
Korea82
World War II32
Name Veterans % of Total
White6823.55%
Hispanic981.30%
Other491.34%
Asian430.72%
Black354.31%

$Wheeling Il Veterans by Education

1.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeling Il Employment Status

72.7%

Labor Force Participation

70%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wheeling Il 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

47.88%

Born in Illinois

56.94%

Native Born

43.06%

Foreign Born

21.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

56.94% of Wheeling Il residents were born in the United States, with 47.88% having been born in Illinois. 21.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202038,938300.08%
201938,908300.08%
201838,8783690.96%
201738,509300.08%
201638,4793350.88%
201538,144550.14%
201438,08950.01%
201338,0841070.28%
201237,9771260.33%
201137,8511540.41%
201037,6973,2010.89%
200034,4964,5851.44%
199029,9116,6452.54%
198023,2668,5204.67%
197014,7460.00%