Wheeling SnackAbility

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/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
6
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

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Wheeling, West Virginia Info Snack

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Located almost entirely in Ohio County, of which it is the county seat, it lies along the Ohio River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Wheeling was originally a settlement in the British colony of Virginia and later an important city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Wheeling was the first state capital of West Virginia. Due to its location along major transportation routes, including the Ohio River, National Road, and the B&O Railroad, Wheeling became a manufacturing center in the late nineteenth century. After experiencing the closing of factories and substantial population loss following World War II, Wheeling's major industries now include healthcare, education, law and legal services, entertainment and tourism, and energy.
Population
27,521
Unemployment
5.3%
Poverty
15.5%
Median Home
$104,300
Median Income
$41,171
Median Rent
$616

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Wheeling is a relatively safe, small town located in a tri-state area of the Ohio Valley within 60 minutes of Pittsburgh, PA with the nearest international airport.

The waterfront of downtown can also be lively in the summer with various music events. The Center Market area is a cute, trendy spot with a local brewery, a wine bar, a hair salon, a coffee shop, a creperie and some antiques shops. Don't miss Ogelbay Park, a wonderful resort with upscale dining, golf, tennis, and more and the Festival of Lights at Christmas.

Rankings for Wheeling in West Virginia

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Map Of Wheeling, WV

Population over time in Wheeling

Year Population % Change
2017 27,521 -0.9%
2016 27,758 -0.5%
2015 27,894 -0.8%
2014 28,129 -1.1%
2013 28,439 -0.8%
2012 28,662 -0.3%
2011 28,745 -0.4%
2010 28,861 -

Crime in Wheeling Per 100k

Crime Wheeling WV USA
Violent Crime 1220.8 350.7 382.9
Murder 7.4 4.7 5.3
Robbery 114.0 28.9 98.0
Aggravated Assault 1044.3 273.4 248.9
Property Crime 2147.4 1852.0 2362.0
Burglary 562.6 420.1 430.4
Larceny 1496.5 1266.6 1694.0
Car Theft 88.2 165.3 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Wheeling

White
90.0% (24,779)
African American
5.9% (1,618)
American Indian
0.1% (39)
Asian
0.9% (237)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (74)
Two Or More
1.8% (484)
Hispanic
1.1% (290)
Race Wheeling WV USA
White 90.0% 92.3% 61.5%
African American 5.9% 3.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 0.8% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.8% 1.6% 2.3%
Hispanic 1.1% 1.5% 17.6%

Household Income For Wheeling, West Virginia

Less than $10,000
11.3% (310,987)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.8% (214,663)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.4% (341,260)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.9% (327,499)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.9% (410,062)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.5% (426,575)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.8% (269,705)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.9% (272,457)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.4% (93,571)
$200,000 or more
3.0% (82,563)
Income Wheeling WV USA
Less than $10,000 11.3% 9.3% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.8% 6.4% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.4% 13.4% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.9% 11.5% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.9% 14.6% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.5% 18.0% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.8% 10.9% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.9% 10.2% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.4% 3.1% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 3.0% 2.5% 6.3%

Gender in Wheeling

Female
52.0% (14,312)
Male
48.0% (13,208)
Gender Wheeling WV USA
Female 52.0% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 48.0% 49.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Wheeling for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.8% (778)
9-12th Grade
6.6% (1,826)
High School / GED
33.9% (9,324)
Some College
19.7% (5,411)
Associate's Degree
6.7% (1,834)
Bachelor's Degree
18.0% (4,956)
Master's Degree
8.6% (2,353)
Professional Degree
2.4% (660)
Doctorate Degree
1.4% (375)
Education Wheeling WV USA
< 9th Grade 2.8% 4.7% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 6.6% 9.4% 7.2%
High School / GED 33.9% 40.6% 27.3%
Some College 19.7% 18.5% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 6.7% 6.9% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 18.0% 12.0% 19.1%
Master's Degree 8.6% 5.8% 8.4%
Professional Degree 2.4% 1.3% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.4% 0.9% 1.4%

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