Wheeling is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 38,079 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Wheeling is the 49th largest community in Illinois.
Wheeling real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Wheeling house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Wheeling is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wheeling is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wheeling who work in office and administrative support (14.12%), sales jobs (10.99%), and management occupations (8.07%).
Also of interest is that Wheeling has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The citizens of Wheeling are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.91% of adults in Wheeling have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Wheeling in 2010 was $28,235, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,940 for a family of four. However, Wheeling contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Wheeling is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Wheeling home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wheeling residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Wheeling also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.65% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wheeling include Polish, Irish, Russian, and Italian.
In addition, Wheeling has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (41.73%).
The most common language spoken in Wheeling is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.