Wheeling, WV-OH

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
139,287
0.745% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
44.2
0.227% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.4%
14.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,691
6.62% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$136,600
12.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
60,409
0.432% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Wheeling, WV-OH had a population of 139k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $56,691. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wheeling, WV-OH declined from 140,333 to 139,287, a −0.745% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,169 to $56,691, a 6.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wheeling, WV-OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.19%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.57%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.55%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.508%).

None of the households in Wheeling, WV-OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Wheeling, WV-OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wheeling, WV-OH are West Liberty University (604 degrees awarded in 2022), West Virginia Northern Community College (282 degrees), and Belmont College (268 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wheeling, WV-OH was $136,600, and the homeownership rate was 73.7%.

Most people in Wheeling, WV-OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheeling, WV-OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wheeling, WV-OH is home to a population of 139k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.29% of Wheeling, WV-OH residents were born outside of the country (1.79k people).

In 2022, there were 28.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Wheeling, WV-OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.44k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Wheeling, WV-OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wheeling, WV-OH was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wheeling, WV-OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    128k ± 369
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.44k ± 457
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.58k ± 362
1.16%
Hispanic Population
1.62k people

In 2022, there were 28.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Wheeling, WV-OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.44k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.16% of the people in Wheeling, WV-OH are hispanic (1.62k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    67,744 ± 7,324 people
  2. Mexico
    45,297 ± 6,210 people
  3. China
    36,008 ± 5,579 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio and West Virginia was India, the natal country of 67,744 Ohio and West Virginia residents, followed by Mexico with 45,297 and China with 36,008.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.29%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.79k people
1.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.88k people

As of 2022, 1.29% of Wheeling, WV-OH residents (1.79k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wheeling, WV-OH was 1.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,053 ± 347
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,465 ± 283
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,189 ± 287

Wheeling, WV-OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wheeling, WV-OH employs 60.4k people. The largest industries in Wheeling, WV-OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,021 people), Retail Trade (8,470 people), and Educational Services (5,873 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,765), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,197), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($81,830).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

60.4k
2022 Value
± 1,771
−0.432%
1 Year decline
± 4.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheeling, WV-OH declined at a rate of −0.432%, from 60.7k employees to 60.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wheeling, WV-OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,858 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,555 people), and Management Occupations (4,449 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wheeling, WV-OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

60.4k
2022 Value
± 1,771
−0.432%
1 Year decline
± 4.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheeling, WV-OH declined at a rate of −0.432%, from 60.7k employees to 60.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wheeling, WV-OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,021 people), Retail Trade (8,470 people), and Educational Services (5,873 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wheeling, WV-OH, though some of these residents may live in Wheeling, WV-OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,037
Median earning men ± $1,572
$29,624
Median earning women ± $1,349

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,440), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,652).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,348), Public Administration ($47,526), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,020).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,645
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 811
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 725
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio and West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Sherrod Brown, J. D. Vance, Joe Manchin, and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio and West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio and West Virginia is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio and West Virginia

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Sherrod Brown, J. D. Vance, Joe Manchin, and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing Ohio and West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Ohio and West Virginia

Ohio and West Virginia is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wheeling, WV-OH awarded 1,386 degrees. The student population of Wheeling, WV-OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,392 male students and 3,831 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wheeling, WV-OH are White (1,194 and 86.6%), followed by Unknown (60 and 4.35%), Black or African American (58 and 4.21%), and Two or More Races (33 and 2.39%).

The largest universities in Wheeling, WV-OH by number of degrees awarded are West Liberty University (604 and 43.6%), West Virginia Northern Community College (282 and 20.3%), and Belmont College (268 and 19.3%).

The most popular majors in Wheeling, WV-OH are General Business Administration & Management (215 and 15.5%), Registered Nursing (107 and 7.72%), and General Studies (106 and 7.65%).

The median tuition costs in Wheeling, WV-OH are $29,090 for private four year colleges, and $7,360 and $13,048 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Wheeling, WV-OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,223 (38.4% men and 61.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,223 students enrolled in Wheeling, WV-OH, 38.4% men and 61.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,852 records, of which 65% were women and 35% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 123 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wheeling, WV-OH was General Business Administration & Management with 123 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 604 degrees awarded
  2. 282 degrees awarded
  3. 268 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Liberty University with 604 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 503 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wheeling, WV-OH, which is 0.57 times less than the 883 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,194 degrees mean that there were 19.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 60 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($29,090) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,177) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.716% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.669% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.6M), Some college (2.26M), and Bachelors Degree (1.81M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheeling, WV-OH was $136,600 in 2022, which is 0.485 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $121,200 to $136,600, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Wheeling, WV-OH is 73.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wheeling, WV-OH have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wheeling, WV-OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wheeling, WV-OH is $56,691. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Wheeling, WV-OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $123,995, followed by Union County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $104,496 and $103,128.

Property

$136,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,233
$40,913
Median Property Taxes
±$1,321

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wheeling, WV-OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.7%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.7% of the housing units in Wheeling, WV-OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wheeling, WV-OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $123,995, followed by Union County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $104,496 and $103,128.

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Household Income

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$56,691
Median Household Income
± $2,027
55.5k
Number of Households
± 1,628

In 2022, the median household income of the 55.5k households in Wheeling, WV-OH grew to $56,691 from the previous year's value of $53,169.

The following chart displays the households in Wheeling, WV-OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wheeling, WV-OH is from Ohio and West Virginia.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 and income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.32%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.79%)

In 2022, 84.3% of workers in Wheeling, WV-OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.32%) and those who worked at home (4.79%).

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wheeling, WV-OH have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.82% of the workforce in Wheeling, WV-OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wheeling, WV-OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wheeling, WV-OH have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wheeling, WV-OH (19k out of 132k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wheeling, WV-OH is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Wheeling, WV-OH has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ohio see 1291 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1303 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1566 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 346 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in West Virginia see 1270 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.626% decrease from the previous year (1278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1740 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 670 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,291 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ohio
1,270 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,291 patients per year. This represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1,303 patients).

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,270 patients per year. This represents a 0.626% decrease from the previous year (1,278 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ohio and West Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.7% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.92%
Uninsured
46.5%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
17.1%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
1.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wheeling, WV-OH grew by 1.86% from 5.81% to 5.92%.

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