Wheeling is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 27,648 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Wheeling is the fifth largest community in West Virginia. Wheeling has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wheeling is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wheeling is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wheeling who work in office and administrative support (15.32%), sales jobs (12.73%), and healthcare (7.60%).
The education level of Wheeling citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.59% of adults in Wheeling have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Wheeling in 2010 was $26,291, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,164 for a family of four. However, Wheeling contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wheeling include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Wheeling is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.