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Wheeling, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Wheeling had a population of 38,428 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.1392 and longitude -87.929 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wheeling 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.


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Wheeling, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wheeling, IL Housing Affordability Index is 113
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Wheeling, IL Wealth Index is 96
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 38,428
Population in Households 37,960
Population in Families 30,832
Population in Group Qrtrs 468
Population Density 4,431
Diversity Index1 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $65,603
Average Household Income $88,190
Per Capita Income $33,696
Wealth Index3 96

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,385 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,399 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 876 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $234,378
Housing Affordability Index2 113
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,784
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 9,624
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.24% 0.46%
Households 0.27% 0.3%
Families 0.36% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Wheeling, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheeling to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 60 96th
Diversity Index # 40 97th
Median Household Income # 466 66th
Per Capita Income # 390 72nd

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