Wheeling, WV
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Wheeling is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 27,375 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Wheeling is the fifth largest community in West Virginia. Wheeling has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Wheeling isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wheeling are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wheeling is a city 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 (14.38%), sales jobs (11.47%), and food service (7.59%).

A lot of people in Wheeling take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Wheeling, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

In terms of college education, Wheeling is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.88% of adults in Wheeling have a college degree.

The per capita income in Wheeling in 2010 was $27,440, 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 $109,760 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.