Wheeling, IL Profile: Facts & Data

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Wheeling, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Wheeling had a population of 38,665 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.


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Wheeling, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 38,665
Population in Households 38,197
Population in Familes 31,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 468
Population Density2 4,461
Diversity Index3 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,285
Average Household Income $81,410
Per Capita Income $31,600

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,917 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,435 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,451 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,031 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $236,237
Average Home Value $265,715
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,886
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 9,698
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.35% 0.65%
Households 0.39% 0.5%
Families 0.49% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2018 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 # 47 97th
Population Density # 62 96th
Diversity Index # 39 97th
Median Household Income # 429 69th
Per Capita Income # 414 70th

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