Wheeling, West Virginia Population 2020

25,941

Wheeling is a city located in Ohio County, West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 25,941, it is the 5th largest city in West Virginia (after Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, and Parkersburg) and the 1476th largest city in the United States. Wheeling is currently declining at a rate of -1.57% annually and its population has decreased by -8.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,486 in 2010. Wheeling reached it's highest population of 61,659 in 1930. Spanning over 16 miles, Wheeling has a population density of 1,883 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wheeling is $63,173 with a poverty rate of 15.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $646 per month, and the median house value is $107,700. The median age in Wheeling is 43.9 years, 41.6 years for males, and 46.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.8 males.

Wheeling Wv Demographics

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

  • White: 90.88%
  • Black or African American: 6.02%
  • Two or more races: 1.68%
  • Asian: 0.85%
  • Other race: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wheeling, West Virginia is 25,941, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,771. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 28,486.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020137,679-1,183-0.86%
2019138,862-1,183-0.85%
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 Percentage
White24,70990.88%
Black or African American1,6386.02%
Two or More Races4561.68%
Asian2300.85%
Some Other Race1060.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native510.19%

Wheeling Wv Population Pyramid 2020

Wheeling Wv Median Age

43.9


Total

41.6


Male

46.6


Female

Wheeling Wv Adults

There are 21,799 adults, (5,997 of whom are seniors) in Wheeling Wv.

Wheeling Wv Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

38

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheeling Wv Sex Ratio

Female

14,250

52.41%

Male

12,940

47.59%

Wheeling Wv Households and Families

Wheeling Wv Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wheeling Wv Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.7%15.3%
All62%38%
Male56.9%43.1%
Female54.6%45.4%
Non Family47.4%52.6%

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,7232.2162
Non Family5,6531.1847.4
Married4,2123.0484.7
Female1,4293.554.6
Male4293.2656.9

3.06

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wheeling Wv Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5072.59%
9th to 12th Grade1,1435.84%
High School Graduate6,77734.60%
Some College3,88719.84%
Associates Degree1,3556.92%
Bachelors Degree3,49017.82%
Graduate Degree2,42812.40%

Wheeling Wv Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,14916,6715,610
Black860749113
Asian20520171
Multiple Races16515344
Hispanic14311027
Other Race837553
Native American12

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 98.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 63.86%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,321$40,758$27,481
Less Than High School$16,987$15,302$22,083
High School Grad$25,475$32,156$21,396
Some College$29,339$36,988$23,830
Bachelors Degree$43,136$52,049$36,265
Graduate Degree$53,839$61,161$46,837

$32,321

Average Earnings

$40,758

Average Male

$27,481

Average Female

Wheeling Wv Language

Wheeling Wv Language by Age

Wheeling Wv Language

97.97% of Wheeling Wv residents speak only English, while 2.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.73% of the population.

Wheeling Wv Poverty

Wheeling Wv Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,2493,15113.55%
Black1,59259137.12%
Asian2305624.35%
Multiple4034811.91%
Hispanic2714315.87%
Native511223.53%
Other10698.49%

15.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.98%

Male Poverty Rate

17.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheeling Wv

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheeling Wv is Black, with 37.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheeling Wv is Other, with 8.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.42%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.67%
Some College16.72%
High School15.10%
Bachelors or Greater5.27%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.89%
Female Unemployed31.90%
Female Employed8.02%
Male Employed3.34%

Wheeling Wv Income

Wheeling Wv Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,489$63,173
Families$61,966$83,640
Married Families$75,032-
Non Families$24,720$38,341

Wheeling Wv Marital Status

Wheeling Wv Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.9%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wheeling Wv Marital Status by Race

Wheeling Wv Veterans

1,812

Number of Veterans

1,699

Male Veterans

113

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam661
First Gulf War237
Second Gulf War185
Korea167
World War II110

$Wheeling Wv Veterans by Education

11.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheeling Wv Employment Status

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

5.4%

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

71.47%

Born in West Virginia

98.53%

Native Born

1.47%

Foreign Born

0.33%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.53% of Wheeling Wv residents were born in the United States, with 71.47% having been born in West Virginia. 0.33% 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
202025,941-415-1.57%
201926,356-415-1.55%
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%