Wheeling, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wheeling, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Wheeling had a population of 38,584 as of July 1, 2016. Wheeling ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wheeling is located at latitude 42.1296 and longitude -87.9215 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wheeling (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 650 feet.

The Village of Wheeling (GNIS ID: 2400161) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Wheeling is located within Township of Wheeling, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wheeling population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Wheeling, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 38,584
Population in Households 38,119
Population in Familes 30,960
Population in Group Qrtrs 465
Population Density1 4,451
Diversity Index2 75
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,854
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 9,682
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,517 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,337 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 896 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $219,909
Average Home Value $254,942
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,221
Average Household Income $74,805
Per Capita Income $29,041
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.3%
Households 0.48% 0.34%
Families 0.62% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wheeling, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheeling to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 49 96th
Population Density1 # 63 95th
Diversity Index2 # 39 97th
Median Household Income # 453 67th
Per Capita Income # 425 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.