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Population in 2012: 37,946 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.0%
 

Males: 18,427  (48.6%)
Females: 19,519  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  36.1 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60090.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,767 (it was $55,491 in 2000)
Wheeling:

$54,767
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,550

Wheeling village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $180,413 (it was $147,600 in 2000)
Wheeling:

$180,413
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $251,097; Detached houses: $301,809; Townhouses or other attached units: $234,383; In 2-unit structures: $96,034; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $201,360; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $176,484; Mobile homes: $124,478

Median gross rent in 2012: $990.

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  • White alone - 20,165 (54.1%)
  • Hispanic - 11,236 (30.2%)
  • Asian alone - 4,803 (12.9%)
  • Black alone - 610 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 390 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 40 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 13 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wheeling: 105.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (10.8%), Polish (8.5%), Irish (6.5%), Russian (5.6%), Italian (4.5%), English (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/27/1894

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 8.40 square miles.

Population density: 4,517 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Wheeling:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wheeling village:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

15,788 residents are foreign born (12.9% Europe, 6.9% Asia).

This village:  42.0%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Wheeling, Illinois as of November 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wheeling to the number of sex offenders is 2,372 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,303 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,821 (1.9%)

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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 ).

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.13 N, Longitude: 87.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +476 (+1.3%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 3,888 (19.4%)

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

Wheeling household income distribution Wheeling home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Wheeling by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1111011000100
per 100,000 2.92.92.92.80.02.72.70.00.00.02.80.00.0
Rapes 872267871241182
per 100,000 23.220.35.85.616.919.021.819.233.211.131.021.25.3
Robberies 5755611896532248
per 100,000 14.520.314.514.116.929.921.824.716.613.990.163.621.1
Assaults 282324242928283923376621
per 100,000 81.266.769.667.681.776.276.4107.163.7102.616.915.955.5
Burglaries 71901041048669941191309710584102
per 100,000 205.8260.9301.5293.1242.3187.7256.6326.7360.0269.0295.8222.5269.6
Thefts 625599640640683575542671580408518428425
per 100,000 1811.81736.41855.31803.81924.41564.11479.41842.01605.91131.51459.21133.61123.4
Auto thefts 40372626412335272313302313
per 100,000 116.0107.375.473.3115.562.695.574.163.736.184.560.934.4
Arson 3122450157216
per 100,000 8.72.95.85.611.313.60.02.713.819.45.62.615.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 143.4140.0132.2128.5140.4127.7131.7149.1141.1102.2149.1106.789.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 84 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Illinois average:

2.76

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +5,054 (+17.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Wheeling-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 101% 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 significantly below Illinois state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from Wheeling center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wheeling topographic map

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

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Wheeling:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Wheeling, IL

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.

Local government website: www.vi.wheeling.il.us

Colleges/Universities in Wheeling:

  • Worsham College of Mortuary Science (Full-time enrollment: 107; Location: 495 Northgate Pkwy; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.WORSHAMCOLLEGE.COM)
  • SOLEX Medical Academy (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: 3,670)
  • Harper College (about 9 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 6,988)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College (about 15 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,343)
  • Northwestern University (about 15 miles; Evanston, IL; FT enrollment: 16,477)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (about 16 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 5,777)
  • American InterContinental University-Online (about 16 miles; Hoffman Estates, IL; FT enrollment: 25,208)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc (about 16 miles; Glendale Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 2,759)

Public high school in Wheeling:

Private high school in Wheeling:

  • EAST CAPITOL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 6330 CAPITOL DR; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wheeling:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wheeling:

  • J SLOWACKI SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 181 W DUNDEE RD; Grades: PK - 11)
  • KINDERCARE (Students: 38; Location: 780 S SCHOENBECK RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • POKO LOKO CHILD CARE CENTER (Students: 28; Location: 404 S ELMHURST RD; Grades: PK - TK)
  • KINDERCARE (Students: 15; Location: 1025 E LAKE COOK RD; Grades: KG - KG)
See full list of schools located in Wheeling, map of school districts: WHEELING COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT 21, TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 214

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.

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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

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).

 
Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.7. This is about average.
City:

37.7
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0148. This is significantly better than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0148
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.255. This is better than average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.255
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.90. This is better than average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.90
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 16.0. This is significantly worse than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.0
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.9. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.9
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is better than average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wheeling and their reported violations in the past:

SUPER 8 MOTEL (Serves MI, Population served: 106, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-07-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-21-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-21-2000), St Compliance achieved (DEC-26-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-26-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-26-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1997 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-1997), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-1997), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-13-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.4%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.5% for Black residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 14.6% for other race residents, 7.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wheeling, IL

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

Wheeling compared to Illinois state average:

Wheeling, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wheeling, Illinois:

  • Wishing Well Motel, 397 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090 , Phone: (847) 537-3590
  • Best Western Palwaukee Inn, 1090 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090 , Phone: (847) 537-9100, Fax: (847) 520-8420
  • Candlewood Suites Wheeling-Northbrook, 8000 Capitol Dr, Wheeling, IL 60090 , Phone: (847) 520-1684, Fax: (847) 520-3146
  • Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090 , Phone: (847) 777-6500, Fax: (847) 777-6510
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wheeling, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wheeling travel time to work - commute


Wheeling mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Wheeling village (based on Cook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.63%
Here57.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishMuslim EstimateLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents69.3%7.6%3.1%2.1%2.0%
Congregations15.8%5.0%2.0%5.8%6.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.0%1.7%1.4%1.2%9.6%
Congregations6.4%4.7%6.1%4.3%43.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
Here:

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
Cook County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.5%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$64,095$64,0950$0
Other Government Administration 23$101,441$52,9261$1,401
Police Protection - Officers 65$204,365$37,7290$0
Police - Other 26$111,349$51,39210$5,218
Firefighters 53$361,978$81,9570$0
Fire - Other 2$8,871$53,2260$0
Streets and Highways 9$44,169$58,8920$0
Welfare 2$7,632$45,7920$0
Health 2$11,225$67,3500$0
Solid Waste Management 2$13,583$81,4980$0
Sewerage 8$44,621$66,9320$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 14$77,835$66,7160$0
Water Supply 11$72,298$78,8710$0
Other and Unallocable 25$129,200$62,0162$2,411
Totals for Government 254$1,252,662$59,18113$9,030

Wheeling government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,529,000 ($119.35)
    Police Protection: $367,000 ($9.67)
    General Public Buildings: $57,000 ($1.50)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,751,000 ($204.26)
    Central Staff Services: $5,338,000 ($140.67)
    Fire Protection: $4,285,000 ($112.92)
    Water Utilities: $3,698,000 ($97.45)
    Regular Highways: $2,541,000 ($66.96)
    Financial Administration: $2,347,000 ($61.85)
    General - Other: $1,050,000 ($27.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $938,000 ($24.72)
    Sewerage: $884,000 ($23.30)
    General Public Buildings: $845,000 ($22.27)
    Parking Facilities: $57,000 ($1.50)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,388,000 ($36.58)
    Benefit Payments: $1,344,000 ($35.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $592,000 ($15.60)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $214,000 ($5.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $211,000 ($5.56)
    Fire Protection: $153,000 ($4.03)
    Regular Highways: $98,000 ($2.58)
    Housing & Community Development: $42,000 ($1.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,835,000 ($364.60)

Wheeling government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,320,000 ($34.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $875,000 ($23.06)
    Sewerage: $680,000 ($17.92)
    Parking Facilities: $56,000 ($1.48)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $676,000 ($17.81)
    Local Employee Contribution: $626,000 ($16.50)
    From Local Government: $331,000 ($8.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $192,000 ($5.06)
    All Other: $97,000 ($2.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,658,000 ($43.69)
    Interest Earnings: $1,496,000 ($39.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,652,000 ($122.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $9,814,000 ($258.63)
    Highways: $1,009,000 ($26.59)
    All Other: $446,000 ($11.75)
  • Tax - Property: $8,138,000 ($214.46)
    Total General Sales: $1,963,000 ($51.73)
    Public Utilities: $1,668,000 ($43.96)
    NEC: $428,000 ($11.28)

Wheeling government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $13,085,000 ($344.83)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,000,000 ($79.06)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $14,620,000 ($385.28)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,465,000 ($38.61)

Wheeling government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $13,877,000 ($365.70)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $26,342,000 ($694.20)
    Total Other Securities: $12,872,000 ($339.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $23,886,000 ($629.47)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $743,000 ($19.58)

3.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($887 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.27%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from DuPage County, IL  0.48% ($52,869 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.25% ($62,810)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($42,313)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($743 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.09%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to DuPage County, IL  0.65% ($54,553 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.56% ($54,095)
to Lake County, IL  0.38% ($69,774)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Wheeling fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 43 meters (141ft)
Total costs: $5,964,000
Total average daily traffic: 343,327
Total average daily truck traffic: 18,103

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wheeling, IL



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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 122
  • Hazardous Condition: 125

Incident types - Wheeling


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wheeling, IL

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
Businesses in Wheeling, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Panda Express1
AutoZone1Payless1
Baskin-Robbins1Penske1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chipotle1Sam's Club1
Cricket Wireless2Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx6T-Mobile1
GameStop1T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Target1
Jimmy John's1UPS3
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
MasterBrand Cabinets8Walmart1
McDonald's2Westin1
Nike2
Browse common businesses in Wheeling, IL


Wheeling on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business and financial operations occupations:"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 (60090) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Belizean first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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