Wheeling, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 38,562 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.8%
 
Males: 19,364  (50.2%)
Females: 19,198  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60090.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,559 (it was $55,491 in 2000)
Wheeling:

$64,559
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,185 (it was $24,989 in 2000)

Wheeling village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $197,949 (it was $147,600 in 2000)
Wheeling:

$197,949
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $213,962; detached houses: $271,055; townhouses or other attached units: $211,223; in 2-unit structures: $272,206; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $138,487; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $163,112; mobile homes: $16,605

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,238.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wheeling: 103.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.5%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.9% for Black residents, 18.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.9% for other race residents, 14.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wheeling, IL (2017)
    • 18,16047.7%White alone
    • 12,03031.6%Hispanic
    • 6,24116.4%Asian alone
    • 1,1813.1%Black alone
    • 5981.6%Two or more races
    • 360.09%American Indian alone
    • 250.07%Other race alone
    • 240.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Wheeling detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Wheeling, Illinois as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wheeling is 1,455 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Wheeling by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(2.7)
1
(2.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(19.0)
8
(21.8)
7
(19.2)
12
(33.2)
4
(11.1)
11
(31.0)
8
(21.2)
2
(5.3)
7
(18.4)
8
(21.0)
8
(21.0)
5
(13.1)
9
(23.4)
13
(33.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
11
(29.9)
8
(21.8)
9
(24.7)
6
(16.6)
5
(13.9)
32
(90.1)
24
(63.6)
8
(21.1)
3
(7.9)
14
(36.8)
10
(26.3)
5
(13.1)
6
(15.6)
1
(2.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
28
(76.2)
28
(76.4)
39
(107.1)
23
(63.7)
37
(102.6)
6
(16.9)
6
(15.9)
21
(55.5)
27
(71.0)
24
(63.0)
32
(84.0)
37
(97.0)
23
(59.9)
12
(31.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
69
(187.7)
94
(256.6)
119
(326.7)
130
(360.0)
97
(269.0)
105
(295.8)
84
(222.5)
102
(269.6)
70
(184.1)
99
(259.9)
73
(191.6)
60
(157.2)
40
(104.1)
53
(137.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
575
(1,564)
542
(1,479)
671
(1,842)
580
(1,606)
408
(1,132)
518
(1,459)
428
(1,134)
425
(1,123)
376
(988.8)
389
(1,021)
324
(850.6)
348
(912.0)
285
(741.8)
257
(664.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(62.6)
35
(95.5)
27
(74.1)
23
(63.7)
13
(36.1)
30
(84.5)
23
(60.9)
13
(34.4)
17
(44.7)
10
(26.3)
9
(23.6)
16
(41.9)
12
(31.2)
12
(31.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.7)
5
(13.8)
7
(19.4)
2
(5.6)
1
(2.6)
6
(15.9)
4
(10.5)
3
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)125.6129.5146.7138.8100.5146.7105.088.292.6101.690.884.674.977.7

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City-data.com crime index in Wheeling, IL

Crime rate in Wheeling detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 88 (56 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: Polish (7.7%), Russian (6.4%), German (3.8%), Ukrainian (3.2%), Italian (2.4%), American (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/27/1894

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 8.40 square miles.

Population density: 4,591 people per square mile   (average).

Wheeling, Illinois map

16,104 residents are foreign born (15.2% Latin America, 13.5% Europe, 6.8% Asia).

This village:

42.3%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,296 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,820 (2.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Arlington Heights, IL (3.6 miles , pop. 76,031).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (23.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Prospect Heights, IL (1.3 miles ),
Buffalo Grove, IL (1.7 miles ),
Riverwoods, IL (1.8 miles ),
Arlington Heights, IL (1.9 miles ),
Lincolnshire, IL (2.1 miles ),
Northbrook, IL (2.1 miles ),
Mount Prospect, IL (2.1 miles ),
Deerfield, IL (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 42.13 N, Longitude: 87.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,965 (+5.2%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 4,062 (18.8%)

Area codes: 847, 708, 630, 224, 312

Distribution of median household income in Wheeling, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wheeling, IL in 2017
Wheeling satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 180 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 1998: 87 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2000: 81 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2002: 65 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2003: 78 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $305,700
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $420,000
  • 2016: 25 buildings, average cost: $158,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Wheeling, IL residents
Average permit cost in Wheeling, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Wheeling, IL
Historical housing units in Wheeling, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +5,054 (+17.2%).
Most common industries in Wheeling, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.6%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.4%)
  • Machinery (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Wheeling, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (9.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Engineers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)

Average climate in Wheeling, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wheeling, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 97.3. This is worse than average.

City:

97.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.246. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.246
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 17.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.745
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0134. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0134
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Wheeling-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Wheeling village center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/28/1972, a category F4 tornado 10.7 miles away from the village center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wheeling-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 254.5 miles away from Wheeling center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 229.0 miles away from Wheeling center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 286.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 252.9 miles away from Wheeling center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 245.0 miles away from Wheeling center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wheeling topographic map

Main business address for: TAYLOR CAPITAL GROUP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Wheeling:

  • ACCURATE CARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES (350 E DUNDEE RD SUITE 310)
  • NE HEALTHCARE AGENCY, INC (325 N MILWAUKEE AVE, UNIT G1)
  • ADDOLORATA VILLA (555 MCHENRY ROAD)
  • GREEK AMERICAN REHAB CARE CTR (220 N FIRST STREET)
  • LEXINGTON OF WHEELING (730 WEST HINTZ ROAD)

Airports located in Wheeling:

Amtrak station near Wheeling:

  • 8 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Wheeling:

  • Worsham College of Mortuary Science (Full-time enrollment: 110; Location: 495 Northgate Pkwy; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.WORSHAMCOLLEGE.COM)
  • SOLEX College (Full-time enrollment: 86; Location: 350 E Dundee Rd., Ste. 200; Private, for-profit; Website: www.solex.edu/)
  • SOLEX Medical Academy (Full-time enrollment: 15; Location: 350 E Dundee Rd Ste 207; Private, for-profit; Website: massage.solex.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheeling:

  • Oakton Community College (about 6 miles; Des Plaines, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,271)
  • Harper College (about 8 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 10,800)
  • American InterContinental University-Online (about 9 miles; Schaumburg, IL; FT enrollment: 16,158)
  • Computer Systems Institute (about 11 miles; Skokie, IL; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois (about 14 miles; Addison, IL; FT enrollment: 8,977)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College (about 14 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 8,683)
  • Northwestern University (about 15 miles; Evanston, IL; FT enrollment: 17,473)

Public high school in Wheeling:

Private high schools in Wheeling:

  • J SLOWACKI SCHOOL (Students: 626, Location: 181 W DUNDEE RD, Grades: KG-11)
  • LEARNING HOUSE (Students: 30, Location: 5110 CAPITOL DR, Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wheeling:

Private elementary/middle school in Wheeling:

  • ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 78, Location: 9300 CAPITOL DR, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Wheeling

Library in Wheeling:

  • INDIAN TRAILS PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $5,848,142; Location: 355 SOUTH SCHOENBECK ROAD; 235,761 books; 4,415 e-books; 23,334 audio materials; 19,931 video materials; 18 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 434 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • HORIZONS CHILDREN'S CENTER (Students: 220; Location: 3316 SCHOENBECK RD; Grades: PK - 7) no longer exists. It's now a subdivision.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wheeling: Wheeling Fire Department Station 24 Headquarters (A), Wheeling Fire Department Station 23 (B), Addotorata Villa (C), Wheeling Fire Department Station 42 (D), Indian Trails Public Library (E), Wheeling Municipal Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Gaslight Shopping Center (1), Lynn Plaza Shopping Center (2), South Point Shopping Center (3), Riverside Plaza Shopping Center (4), Wheeling Shopping Center (5), Dundee Plaza Shopping Center (6), Dunhurst Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Wheeling: TAYLOR CAPITAL GROUP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Wheeling include: Village Baptist Church (A), Antioch Bible Church (B), Evergreen Presbyterian Church (C), Korean Christian Reformed Church (D), Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church (E), Saint Joseph the Worker Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Wheeling Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: White Pine Ditch Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Buffalo Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Wheeling include: Northside Park (1), Last Four Acres Park (2), Heritage Park (3), Husky Park (4), Childerly Park (5), Horizon Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Wheeling Park District - Arctic Splash (Water Parks & Slides; 333 West Dundee Road), Wheeling Park District - Aquatic Center (Water Parks & Slides; 327 West Dundee Road).

Birthplace of: Haley Reinhart - Singer, John Francis Daley - Actor.

Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wheeling that have no violations reported:

  • TREVOR MINI MART (Serves WI, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

64.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
461 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
4 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
366 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Wheeling (2011 data):

  • MB Financial Bank, National Association: Wheeling Branch at 125 Mchenry Road, branch established on 1978/05/04. Info updated 2010/04/27: Bank assets: $9,792.4 mil, Deposits: $7,757.4 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 93 total offices, Holding Company: Mb Financial, Inc
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Huntington Lane Branch at 10 Huntington Lane, branch established on 1991/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Hoyne Savings Bank: 699 W Dundee Rd Branch at 699 West Dundee Road, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $296.6 mil, Deposits: $240.8 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Cole Taylor Bank: East Dundee Road Facility at 350 East Dundee Road, branch established on 1969/09/02. Info updated 2011/11/17: Bank assets: $4,664.7 mil, Deposits: $3,168.2 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Taylor Capital Group, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Wheeling Banking Center at 1590 Lake Cook Road, branch established on 2006/10/30. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Wheeling Branch at 800 South Wheeling Road, branch established on 1988/12/14. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Devon Bank: Wheeling Branch at 561 North Milwaukee Avenue, branch established on 2008/10/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $265.9 mil, Deposits: $242.2 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Devon Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Wheeling:

Marital status in Wheeling, IL
  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in Wheeling:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wheeling
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Wheeling:

(Wheeling, Illinois Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Wheeling, IL (based on Cook County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,947,223376
Evangelical Protestant432,9751,484
Other312,636403
Mainline Protestant202,114630
Black Protestant148,895395
Orthodox53,27666
None2,097,556-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
This county:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 490
Here:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 806
Cook County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3,516
Here:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cook County:

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.5%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cook County:

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.4%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wheeling:

45.7%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Wheeling:

28.1
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wheeling:

21.2%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wheeling:

10.9%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wheeling:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wheeling:

31.1%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Wheeling:

56.0%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.1%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wheeling, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 62$588,949$113,9900$0
Firefighters 50$437,959$105,1100$0
Police - Other 33$207,853$75,5839$7,371
Other Government Administration 19$101,611$64,1750$0
Other and Unallocable 12$75,071$75,0711$1,366
Financial Administration 11$84,006$91,6430$0
Water Supply 10$66,579$79,8950$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 9$69,409$92,5452$1,457
Sewerage 7$44,024$75,4700$0
Streets and Highways 6$42,532$85,0641$1,771
Welfare 6$38,788$77,5764$8,558
Natural Resources 4$29,536$88,6080$0
Fire - Other 3$18,100$72,4002$6,189
Health 2$15,425$92,5500$0
Solid Waste Management 2$12,172$73,0320$0
Totals for Government 236$1,832,014$93,15319$26,712

Wheeling government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,675,000 ($43.44)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($0.16)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,831,000 ($384.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,423,000 ($270.29)
    General - Other: $4,770,000 ($123.70)
    Water Utilities: $4,513,000 ($117.03)
    Regular Highways: $2,845,000 ($73.78)
    Central Staff Services: $2,334,000 ($60.53)
    General Public Buildings: $2,005,000 ($51.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,957,000 ($50.75)
    Financial Administration: $1,170,000 ($30.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $415,000 ($10.76)
    Parking Facilities: $44,000 ($1.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,889,000 ($74.92)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $11,285,000 ($292.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,011,000 ($26.22)
    Sewerage: $955,000 ($24.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $886,000 ($22.98)
    Regular Highways: $515,000 ($13.36)
    Police Protection: $128,000 ($3.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,964,000 ($595.51)

Wheeling government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,223,000 ($57.65)
    Sewerage: $1,674,000 ($43.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $924,000 ($23.96)
    Parking Facilities: $78,000 ($2.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $172,000 ($4.46)
    Highways: $131,000 ($3.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,667,000 ($43.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,593,000 ($41.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $959,000 ($24.87)
    Interest Earnings: $261,000 ($6.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,950,000 ($180.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,021,000 ($311.73)
    Highways: $952,000 ($24.69)
    Public Welfare: $12,000 ($0.31)
  • Tax - Property: $21,898,000 ($567.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,316,000 ($111.92)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,047,000 ($104.95)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,961,000 ($50.85)
    Other License: $956,000 ($24.79)

Wheeling government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,715,000 ($1833.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,070,000 ($1739.28)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,055,000 ($182.95)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,055,000 ($131.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,837,000 ($99.50)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,000,000 ($51.86)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $191,000 ($4.95)

Wheeling government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,527,000 ($843.50)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,055,000 ($131.09)

3.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($69,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,407 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DuPage County, IL  0.46% ($77,836 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.24% ($87,721)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($52,993)


4.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($83,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,808 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to DuPage County, IL  0.56% ($81,685 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.32% ($62,155)
to Lake County, IL  0.29% ($95,396)
Businesses in Wheeling, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike2
Advance Auto Parts1Panda Express1
AutoZone1Payless1
Baskin-Robbins1Penske1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Sam's Club1
Chipotle1Staples1
Cricket Wireless2Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx6T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Target1
Holiday Inn1UPS3
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets8Westin1
McDonald's2

Strongest AM radio stations in Wheeling:

  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEF (1430 AM; 1 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wheeling:

  • WVIV-FM (103.1 FM; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZFS (106.7 FM; DES PLAINES, IL; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WKIE (92.7 FM; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Wheeling:

  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Wheeling fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 54.9mTotal length
  • $2,693,000Total costs
  • 320,375Total average daily traffic
  • 23,930Total average daily truck traffic
  • 261,600Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wheeling, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wheeling, IL
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 160 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wheeling)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Wheeling, IL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wheeling)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wheeling)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 49 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED81$183,279122$165,485629$195,45015$106,7409$305,70320$126,3734$82,678
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$162,7528$179,49581$206,7493$38,3331$241,2402$196,5650$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$185,35140$143,833246$204,69113$62,9120$06$135,7407$29,353
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$189,53116$163,204126$187,9703$92,8000$05$133,3140$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$179,3479$159,42050$195,6973$48,1500$01$41,4400$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8024.01 , 8024.02, 8025.02, 8025.03, 8025.04, 8026.05, 8030.09

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$169,98013$242,485
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$164,88019$238,091
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$169,8147$283,031
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$258,1303$196,687
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$198,7502$132,980

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8024.01 , 8024.02, 8025.02, 8025.03, 8025.04, 8026.05, 8030.09

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wheeling, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wheeling, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 97. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 142 took place in 2002, and the least - 61 in 2013. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wheeling, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (53.5%), and Outside Fires (27.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wheeling, IL
    • 87853.5%Structure Fires
    • 45827.9%Outside Fires
    • 23714.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 684.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wheeling, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wheeling, Illinois:

  • Wishing Well Motel, 397 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois 60090 , Phone: (847) 537-3590
  • Ramada Plaza Chicago North Shore, 1090 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois 60090 , Phone: (847) 215-9900
  • Candlewood Suites Wheeling-Northbrook, 8000 Capitol Dr, Wheeling, Illinois 60090 , Phone: (847) 520-1684, Fax: (847) 520-3146
  • Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois 60090 , Phone: (847) 777-6500, Fax: (847) 777-6510
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wheeling, Illinois
Most common first names in Wheeling, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16974.3 years
Mary12982.7 years
Robert11868.6 years
William10273.0 years
Joseph9374.2 years
Helen8678.5 years
Margaret7781.0 years
George7676.0 years
Edward7272.6 years
Anna7184.2 years
Most common last names in Wheeling, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller4077.7 years
Anderson2877.8 years
Johnson2376.7 years
Smith2172.6 years
Schmidt1875.3 years
Brown1773.4 years
Nelson1674.5 years
Peterson1666.1 years
Meyer1480.2 years
Moore1379.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wheeling, IL
  • 89.0%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wheeling, IL
  • 66.1%Utility gas
  • 31.9%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy


Wheeling compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Wheeling on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Belarus (population 500+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe (population 500+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ukraine (population 500+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Russia (population 500+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Poland (population 500+)"
  • #52 (60090) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #98 (60090) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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