Wheeling, Ohio Population 2024

1,549

Wheeling is a city located in Belmont County and Harrison County Ohio. Wheeling has a 2024 population of 1,549. Wheeling is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually and its population has decreased by -2.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,591 in 2020.

The average household income in Wheeling is $75,284 with a poverty rate of 12.48%. The median age in Wheeling is 40.1 years: 37.3 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Wheeling Demographics

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

  • White: 94.59%
  • Two or more races: 5.41%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
26.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
57.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.64% (-42)
The current population of Wheeling, Ohio is 1,549 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,591.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,60794.59%
Two or more races925.41%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Wheeling Population by Race

Wheeling Population Pyramid 2024

Wheeling Median Age

40.1

Total

37.3

Male

40.6

Female

Wheeling Adults

There are 1,377 adults, (212 of whom are seniors) in Wheeling.

Wheeling Age Dependency

45.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeling Sex Ratio

Female81748.09%
Male88251.91%

Wheeling Population by Age

Wheeling Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6312.6975.824.2
Married2813.2685.414.6
Non Family2181.464.235.8
Female794.0878.521.5
Male532.9267.932.1

3.3

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wheeling Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade90.75%
Associates Degree19115.89%
Bachelors Degree947.82%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate59449.42%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College31426.12%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wheeling Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wheeling Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,1741,16594
2+ Races28280

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 8.01%.

Wheeling Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$127,902$17,273
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$23,517$24,167$14,470
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$24,662$24,476$31,500
Some College$34,250$0$48,674

$24,662

Average Earnings

$24,476

Average Male

$31,500

Average Female

Wheeling Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheeling Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wheeling Language

98.27% of Wheeling residents speak only English, while 1.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.73% of the population.

Wheeling Language

Wheeling Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,60721213.19%

12.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.15%

Male Poverty Rate

11.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeling

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheeling is White, with 13.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheeling is White, with 13.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.02%.

Wheeling Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College21.19%
Bachelors or Greater11.7%
High School6.73%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Wheeling Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed3.84%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed8.46%
Female Unemployed0%

Wheeling Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheeling Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$80,579$91,953
Households$55,221$75,284
Married Families$96,211$-999,999,999
Non Families$45,813$41,946

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wheeling Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheeling Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wheeling Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Wheeling Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wheeling Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

119

Number of Veterans

119

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam51
Second Gulf War42
First Gulf War27
Korea0
World War II0

Wheeling Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7444
18 to 3433
35 to 5417
75+15
55 to 6410

Wheeling Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1199.07%

Wheeling Veterans by Race

Wheeling Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeling Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Wheeling Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wheeling Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wheeling Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.73%

Born in Wheeling

99.41%

Native Born

0.59%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.41% of Wheeling residents were born in the United States, with 44.73% having been born in Ohio. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wheeling Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,494-11-0.73%
20281,505-11-0.73%
20271,516-11-0.72%
20261,527-11-0.72%
20251,538-11-0.71%
20241,549-11-0.71%
20231,560-11-0.7%
20221,571-11-0.7%
20211,582-9-0.57%
20201,591-20-1.24%
20191,611-15-0.92%
20181,626-16-0.97%
20171,642-13-0.79%
20161,655-11-0.66%
20151,666-7-0.42%
20141,673-6-0.36%
20131,679-3-0.18%
20121,682-11-0.65%
20111,693-8-0.47%
20101,70100%

Wheeling Population by Year