Everything You Need to Know About the City of Wheeling West Virginia

In 2017, Wheeling, WV had a population of 27.5k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $41,171 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wheeling, WV declined from 27,758 to 27,521, a -0.854 percent decrease, and its median household income grew from $38,082 dollars to $41,171 dollars, an 8.11 percent increase.

The population of Wheeling, WV is 90 percent White Alone, 5.88 percent Black or African American Alone, and 1.76 percent Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Wheeling, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.5 percent are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wheeling, WV are West Virginia Northern Community College (429 degrees awarded in 2017), Wheeling Jesuit University (414 degrees), and Scott College of Cosmetology (31 degrees).

The median property value in Wheeling, WV is $104,300 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 63.2 percent. Most people in Wheeling, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheeling, WV is 2 cars per household.


Education in Wheeling

In 2017, universities in Wheeling, West Virginia awarded 874 degrees. The student population of Wheeling, WV is skewed towards women, with 1,054 male students and 1,762 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wheeling, WV are White (757 and 86.6 percent), followed by Black or African American (36 and 4.12 percent), Unknown (33 and 3.78 percent), and Two or More Races (24 and 2.75 percent).

The largest universities in Wheeling, WV by the number of degrees awarded are West Virginia Northern Community College (429 and 49.1 percent), Wheeling Jesuit University (414 and 47.4 percent), and Scott College of Cosmetology (31 and 3.55 percent).

The most popular majors in Wheeling, WV are Registered Nursing (76 and 8.7 percent), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (70 and 8.01 percent), and General Business Administration & Management (61 and 6.98 percent).

The median tuition costs in Wheeling, WV is $27,000 dollars for private four-year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Wheeling

The economy of Wheeling, WV employs 12.4k people and Wheeling has an unemployment rate of 5.1 percent. Wheeling has seen the job market decreased by -0.1 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 24.1 percent, which is lower than the US average of 33.5 percent. The largest industries in Wheeling, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,254 people), Educational Services (1,273 people), and Retail Trade (1,666 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,513 dollars), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,105 dollars), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,964 dollars).

Households in Wheeling, WV have a median annual income of $41,171 dollars, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,082 dollars in 2016, which represents an 8.11 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Wheeling

– The Sales Tax Rate for Wheeling is 7.0 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Wheeling is 6.5 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Wheeling

– The average earnings of a Wheeling resident are $24,831 dollars a year.

– The Median household earnings of a Wheeling resident is $36,085 dollars a year.