Wheeling, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 27,066 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.9%
 
Males: 12,962  (47.9%)
Females: 14,104  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

46.0 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26003.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,091 (it was $27,388 in 2000)
Wheeling:

$40,091
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,626 (it was $17,923 in 2000)

Wheeling city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,160 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Wheeling:

$122,160
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $167,104; detached houses: $172,771; townhouses or other attached units: $92,253; in 2-unit structures: $72,620; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $249,394; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $96,299; mobile homes: $67,823

Median gross rent in 2017: $611.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wheeling: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.8%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.2% for Black residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.0% for American Indian residents, 32.5% for other race residents, 7.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wheeling, WV (2017)
    • 24,43589.5%White alone
    • 1,9287.1%Black alone
    • 3931.4%Two or more races
    • 2981.1%Hispanic
    • 2570.9%Asian alone
    • 740.3%Other race alone
    • 320.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 81 registered sex offenders living in Wheeling, West Virginia as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wheeling is 340 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Wheeling by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.5)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.6)
1
(3.6)
2
(7.4)
1
(3.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
20
(66.9)
18
(60.7)
15
(51.6)
16
(55.5)
22
(76.8)
17
(60.0)
12
(43.0)
13
(47.1)
12
(43.7)
15
(55.2)
16
(59.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
32
(107.0)
26
(87.6)
35
(120.5)
37
(128.3)
36
(125.6)
42
(148.1)
16
(57.4)
30
(108.6)
30
(109.1)
31
(114.0)
12
(44.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
86
(287.5)
73
(246.1)
83
(285.6)
87
(301.7)
84
(293.1)
186
(655.9)
189
(677.7)
203
(735.1)
223
(811.3)
284
(1,044)
200
(744.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
227
(758.8)
245
(825.9)
216
(743.4)
186
(645.0)
200
(697.8)
265
(934.5)
165
(591.6)
158
(572.1)
183
(665.8)
153
(562.6)
81
(301.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
645
(2,156)
652
(2,198)
693
(2,385)
632
(2,192)
752
(2,624)
455
(1,605)
501
(1,796)
381
(1,380)
453
(1,648)
407
(1,497)
219
(815.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
89
(297.5)
88
(296.6)
72
(247.8)
57
(197.7)
54
(188.4)
47
(165.7)
39
(139.8)
36
(130.4)
33
(120.1)
24
(88.2)
21
(78.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(16.7)
8
(27.0)
4
(13.8)
3
(10.4)
4
(14.0)
1
(3.5)
4
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.6)
1
(3.7)
1
(3.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)306.2300.3308.7298.8333.6366.4311.6330.2359.3408.2277.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 81 (69 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (18.9%), German (17.5%), Italian (11.2%), Irish (10.4%), Polish (5.4%), English (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1836

Elevation: 672 feet

Land area: 13.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,945 people per square mile   (low).

Wheeling, West Virginia map

556 residents are foreign born (0.8% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

2.0%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $864 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $670 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (45.9 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (294.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bethlehem, WV (1.2 miles ),
Bridgeport, OH (1.5 miles ),
Martins Ferry, OH (1.6 miles ),
Brookside, OH (1.8 miles ),
Triadelphia, WV (2.0 miles ),
Benwood, WV (2.1 miles ),
Bellaire, OH (2.1 miles ),
Wolfhurst, OH (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 40.07 N, Longitude: 80.70 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Nail City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,132 (+33.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,703 (57.3%)

Area code: 304

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $65,800
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $366,700
  • 2015: 57 buildings, average cost: $228,600
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $230,700
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $703,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Wheeling, WV residents
Average permit cost in Wheeling, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Wheeling, WV
Historical housing units in Wheeling, WV
Most common industries in Wheeling, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.7%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Wheeling, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Registered nurses (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.7%)

Average climate in Wheeling, West Virginia

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Wheeling, West Virginia 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 81.4. This is about average.

City:

81.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.153. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.153
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.70. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.70
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.996. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.996
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00418. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00418
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Wheeling-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.9 miles away from the Wheeling city center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1954, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wheeling-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 108.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 216.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 196.4 miles away from Wheeling center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 216.5 miles away from the city 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 Ohio County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wheeling topographic map

Main business address for: VALLEY NATIONAL GASES INC (WHOLESALE-CHEMICALS & ALLIED PRODUCTS), WHEELING ISLAND GAMING INC (SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS AMUSEMENT & RECREATION), WHEELING PITTSBURGH CORP /DE/ (STEEL WORKS, BLAST FURNACES ROLLING MILLS (COKE OVENS)), FIRST WEST VIRGINIA BANCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), WESBANCO INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Wheeling:

  • COMMUNITY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (1209 WARWOOD AVENUE)
  • NORTHERN PANHANDLE MENTAL HLTH CTR (121 EOFF ST)
  • OHIO VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2000 EOFF STREET)
  • RAVEN AVENUE GROUP HOME (26 RAVEN AVENUE)
  • REM-WV, INC., FLYNN AVENUE (1501 FLYNN AVENUE)
  • REM-WV, INC., G. C. AND P. ROAD (147 G.C. & P. ROAD)
  • RITZ AVENUE GROUP HOME (2302 RITZ AVENUE)
  • RUSSELL NESBITT APARTMENTS (501 N. MAIN STREET)
  • WHEELING HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1 MEDICAL PARK)

Nursing Homes in Wheeling:

  • BISHOP JOSEPH H. HODGES CCC (PO BOX 6316)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD NURSING HOME (159 EDGINGTON LANE)
  • GUARDIAN ELDER CARE AT WHEELING, LLC (HOMESTEAD AVENUE)
  • PETERSON HOSP (HOMESTEAD AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Wheeling:

  • WHEELING DIALYSIS CENTER (500 MEDICAL PARK STE 100)

Home Health Centers in Wheeling:

  • VNA OF MEDICAL PARK (58 16TH STREET 5TH FLOOR)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Wheeling:

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Amtrak station:

WHEELING (70 12TH ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/Universities in Wheeling:

  • West Virginia Northern Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,774; Location: 1704 Market St.; Public; Website: www.wvncc.edu/)
  • Wheeling Jesuit University (Full-time enrollment: 1,324; Location: 316 Washington Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wju.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • West Virginia Business College-Wheeling (Full-time enrollment: 67; Location: 1052 Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wvbc.edu)
  • Scott College of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 66; Location: 1502 Market St; Private, for-profit; Website: scottcollegeofcosmetology.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheeling:

  • West Liberty University (about 9 miles; West Liberty, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 22 miles; Steubenville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,572)
  • Waynesburg University (about 30 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 37 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Robert Morris University (about 41 miles; Moon Township, PA; FT enrollment: 4,823)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 44 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (about 45 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 13,486)

Public high schools in Wheeling:

  • WHEELING PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,743, Location: 1976 PARK VIEW RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • NORTHERN REG. JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER (Location: 1000 CHAPLINE STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Wheeling:

  • CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 244, Location: 75 14TH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Wheeling:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wheeling:

  • ST MICHAEL PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 368, Location: 1221 NATIONAL RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • OUR LADY OF PEACE SCHOOL (Students: 240, Location: 640 OLD FAIRMONT PIKE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 185, Location: 127 KEY AVE, Grades: UG-8)
  • WHEELING COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 151, Location: 8 PARK RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 135, Location: 1512 WARWOOD AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Wheeling

Library in Wheeling:

  • OHIO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,221,888; Location: 52 16TH ST.; 132,323 books; 5,913 audio materials; 4,777 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases; 300 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Wheeling,WV birthplace of; Eleanor Steber, Operatic Singer; Walter Reuther, Labor Leader; John Corbett,Movie Actor; Joyce DeWitt, Actress added by Maroonknight1

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wheeling: Wheeling Downs (A), Wheeling Municipal Park Golf Course (B), Wheeling Wharf (C), Tri State Ambulance Incorporated (D), Wheeling Fire Department Station 5 (E), Wheeling Fire Department Station 10 (F), Wheeling Fire Department Station 4 (G), Bennett Memorial Museum (H), Woodsdale Childrens Home (I), Wheeling Fire Department Headquarters (J), Donahue Hall (K), Wheeling Civic Center (L), Wheeling City Hall (M), West Virginia Independence Hall (N), The Upper Market House (O), Saint Vincent Home for Girls (P), Saint Johns Home for Boys (Q), Saint Alphonsus Orphanage (R), Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center (S), Hildebrand Memorial Branch Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Warwood Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Wheeling include: VALLEY NATIONAL GASES INC (A), WHEELING ISLAND GAMING INC (B), WHEELING PITTSBURGH CORP /DE/ (C), FIRST WEST VIRGINIA BANCORP INC (D), WESBANCO INC (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wheeling include: Island Christian Church (A), Mount Carmel Monastery (B), Stone United Presbyterian Church (C), Saint John the Divine Eastern Orthodox Church (D), Metropolitan Baptist Church (E), Liberty Christian Church (F), Heavenview Apostolic Church (G), Aldersgate United Methodist Church (H), Central Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Greenwood Cemetery (1), Mount Calvary Cemetery (2), Mount Wood Cemetery (3), Oaklawn Memorial Park (4), Peninsular Cemetery (5), Stone Church Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Run (A), Glenns Run (B), Carter Run (C), Caldwell Run (D), Wheeling Creek (E), Waddles Run (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wheeling include: North Wheeling Historic District (1), Wheeling Park (2), Bridge Park (3), Garden Park (4), Wilson Playground (5), Centre Market Square Historic District (6), Chapline Street Row Historic District (7), Eastern Park (8), Wheeling Historic District (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Oglebay Institute's Mansion & Glass Museums (Oglebay Park) (1), Laser X (Amusement & Theme Parks; 68 East Cove Avenue) (2), Al's Novelty & Coin Machine CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 111 Virginia Street) (3), Panhandle Cigarette & Vending Machine CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 111 Virginia Street) (4), Island Electronic Specialties CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 111 Virginia Street) (5), Zambito Al M OFC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 111 Virginia Street) (6), Action Gaming (Amusement & Theme Parks; 68 18th Street) (7), West Virginia State - Tax and Revenue Dept- Taxpayer Services (2010 Warwood Avenue) (8), Eckhart House-Design Company (810 Main Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Wheeling Inn (949 Main Street) (1), Wagner Betty H Mrs (795 National Road) (2), Camastro Advertising CO (2076 National Road) (3), Rio Lounge & Entertainment Complex (1200 Market Street) (4), Ramada Plz City Ctr Wheeling (1200 Market Street) (5), Ramada Plaza City Center Hotel (1200 Market Street) (6), Super 8 Motel (2400 National Road) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - Federal Bureau Of Investigation (1100 Main Street) (1), Government Offices-Us - District Court- Judge (Federal Building) (2), Government Offices-Us - District Court- Probation Officer (12th Chapline) (3), United States Government - District Court- Probation Ofc (12th Chapline Sts) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Bob Ney - Ohio politician, John C. Tidball - Union army general, Dick Padden - Major League Baseball player, William J. Mitsch - Ecologist, Billy Cox - Musician, Alvan Macauley - Businessman, William Lukens Elkins - Food industry businessman, Jesse Burkett - Major League Baseball outfielder, Jesse L. Reno - Army general, Bill Mazeroski - (born 1936), baseball star.

Ohio County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

WHEELING WATER (Address: 9 LAWRENCEFIELD ESTATES , Population served: 22,222, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-25-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-05-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2009)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-20-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-20-2013)
  • 17 regular monitoring violations
WELLSBURG, CITY OF (Address: 2300 WARWOOD AVENUE , Population served: 3,468, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2005)
  • 33 regular monitoring violations
MARSHALL COUNTY PSD 1 (Address: 3537 FAIRMONT PIKE ROAD , Population served: 2,907, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2011)
GLEN DALE HEIGHTS PSD (Address: 3537 FAIRMONT PIKE ROAD , Population served: 531, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2011)
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE LLC (Address: 171 COUNTRY AIRE DRIVE , Population served: 300, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2006)
BONNIES CLUB (Address: 164 COLD SPRINGS ROAD , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-12-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAR-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-07-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-20-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-08-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2011), St Public Notif received (2 times from MAR-25-2011 to MAY-11-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-07-2011), St Injunction (JAN-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-25-2011), St Public Notif received (2 times from MAR-25-2011 to MAY-11-2012)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.2%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Wheeling in 2010:

  • 651 people in college/university student housing
  • 413 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 177 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 66 people in state prisons
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Wheeling in 2000:

  • 728 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 476 people in nursing homes
  • 204 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 73 people in state prisons
  • 45 people in religious group quarters
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 35 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Arenas or stadiums:

  • WesBanco Arena. Capacity: 7,800.
  • Alliant Energy Center. Capacity: 9,762.

Banks with branches in Wheeling (2011 data):

  • United Bank: Wheeling Main, Wheeling Kroger Branch, Elm Grove Branch, Warwood Shopping Plaza Branch, Wheeling Drive-In Branch, Bethlehem Branch. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,625.4 mil, Deposits: $3,023.8 mil, headquarters in Parkersburg, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 56 total offices, Holding Company: United Bankshares, Inc.
  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: at One Bank Plaza, Centre Wheeling Branch, Elm Grove Branch, Woodsdale Branch, Auto Bank Branch, Island Branch. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.
  • Progressive Bank, National Association: Bethlehem Branch, National Road Branch, Drive-In Branch, at 1701 Warwood Avenue. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $293.0 mil, Deposits: $239.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First West Virginia Bancorp, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Bethlehem Branch, Water Street Drive Thru Branch, Wheeling Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Main Street Bank Corp.: at 2001 Main Street, Suite 100, branch established on 2001/06/20; Elm Grove Branch at 2088 National Road, branch established on 2008/11/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $244.0 mil, Deposits: $208.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Main Street Financial Services Corp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Wheeling Main Branch at 1114 Market Street, branch established on 1871/01/01; Bae Mar Branch at 2 Bae Mar Place, branch established on 1985/12/26. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • The Huntington National Bank: Woodsdale Branch at 980 National Road, branch established on 1846/01/01. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Wheeling:

Marital status in Wheeling, WV
  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Wheeling:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
West Virginia average:

10.8

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

Religion statistics for Wheeling, WV (based on Ohio County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,1349
Mainline Protestant8,91935
Evangelical Protestant3,96325
Other1,6155
Black Protestant2342
Orthodox1801
None16,398-
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: 14
Here:

3.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Ohio County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Ohio County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

8.12 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.8%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.7%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

54.0%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wheeling:

52.5%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Wheeling:

28.5
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.5%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wheeling:

9.8%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

35.9%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Wheeling:

59.1%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Wheeling:

78.3%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wheeling, WV 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
Parks and Recreation 209$624,954$35,883396$226,981
Firefighters 92$397,241$51,8140$0
Police Protection - Officers 79$263,365$40,0050$0
Streets and Highways 67$215,215$38,5460$0
Sewerage 57$202,962$42,7290$0
Natural Resources 37$127,773$41,4400$0
Water Supply 28$71,499$30,6420$0
Other Government Administration 27$88,170$39,1870$0
Solid Waste Management 14$34,431$29,5120$0
Financial Administration 8$22,702$34,0530$0
Judicial and Legal 4$12,087$36,2611$85
Police - Other 2$7,984$47,9042$2,038
Fire - Other 1$2,548$30,5760$0
Totals for Government 625$2,070,931$39,762399$229,104

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $9,269,000 ($342.46)
    Water Utilities: $2,340,000 ($86.46)
    Sewerage: $101,000 ($3.73)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $35,505,000 ($1311.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,608,000 ($354.98)
    Police Protection: $9,608,000 ($354.98)
    Regular Highways: $6,547,000 ($241.89)
    Water Utilities: $5,582,000 ($206.24)
    Sewerage: $4,127,000 ($152.48)
    Financial Administration: $2,184,000 ($80.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,746,000 ($64.51)
    General - Other: $1,367,000 ($50.51)
    Parking Facilities: $532,000 ($19.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $378,000 ($13.97)
    Central Staff Services: $135,000 ($4.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $67,000 ($2.48)
    Public Welfare - Other: $28,000 ($1.03)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $41,857,000 ($1546.48)
    Corporate Bonds: $23,061,000 ($852.03)
    Benefit Payments: $7,108,000 ($262.62)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $4,545,000 ($167.92)
    Withdrawals: $196,000 ($7.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,236,000 ($45.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,256,000 ($46.41)
    Natural Resources - Other: $271,000 ($10.01)
    Parking Facilities: $38,000 ($1.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,464,000 ($1162.49)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,707,000 ($63.07)

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

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $33,899,000 ($1252.46)
    Sewerage: $6,129,000 ($226.45)
    Other: $4,802,000 ($177.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,299,000 ($47.99)
    Parking Facilities: $859,000 ($31.74)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $2,045,000 ($75.56)
    Local Employee Contribution: $892,000 ($32.96)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-794,000 ($-29.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,872,000 ($69.16)
    General Local Government Support: $596,000 ($22.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $67,000 ($2.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $28,000 ($1.03)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,264,000 ($83.65)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,461,000 ($53.98)
    Sale of Property: $230,000 ($8.50)
    Interest Earnings: $82,000 ($3.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,407,000 ($347.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,804,000 ($66.65)
    Other: $344,000 ($12.71)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,919,000 ($403.42)
    Property: $6,322,000 ($233.58)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,949,000 ($108.96)
    Other License: $1,364,000 ($50.40)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,246,000 ($46.04)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,167,000 ($43.12)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $376,000 ($13.89)
    Other: $203,000 ($7.50)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,636,000 ($3533.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,359,000 ($3523.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,348,000 ($825.69)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,072,000 ($815.49)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,863,000 ($253.57)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,526,000 ($241.11)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $336,000 ($12.41)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,688,000 ($173.21)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $7,643,000 ($282.38)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,943,000 ($441.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,136,000 ($448.39)

5.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marshall County, WV  1.10% ($43,183 average AGI)
from Belmont County, OH  0.84% ($66,014)
from Brooke County, WV  0.30% ($28,173)


6.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marshall County, WV  1.10% ($39,067 average AGI)
to Belmont County, OH  0.91% ($38,597)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.33% ($51,741)
Businesses in Wheeling, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lowe's1
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's1
Arby's1New Balance2
Blockbuster1Nike1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos1
DHL1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen3Rite Aid2
Decora Cabinetry2Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza2Subaru1
FedEx11Subway4
GNC2Super 81
Goodwill2T-Mobile1
H&R Block2The Room Place1
Hardee's1Tim Hortons1
Hilton1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kroger2UPS10
Lane Furniture1Volkswagen1
Little Caesars Pizza2Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wheeling:

  • WKKX (1600 AM; 5 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBD (1400 AM; 1 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOMP (1290 AM; 1 kW; BELLAIRE, OH)
  • WVLY (1370 AM; 5 kW; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wheeling:

  • WVKF (105.5 FM; BETHLEHEM, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOVK (98.7 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEGW (107.5 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKWK-FM (97.3 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEL (95.7 FM; SHADYSIDE, OH; Owner: OHIO VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOMP-FM (100.5 FM; BELLAIRE, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • W216AU (91.1 FM; MARTINS FERRY, OH; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W204BE (88.7 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WRKP (96.5 FM; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: RKP INTERNATIONAL CORP.)
  • WVNP (89.9 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WOGH (103.5 FM; BURGETTSTOWN, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVBC (88.1 FM; BETHANY, WV; Owner: BETHANY COLLEGE)
  • WGLZ (91.5 FM; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Owner: WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE)
  • W215BC (90.9 FM; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WPHP (91.9 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: OHIO COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WCDK (106.3 FM; CADIZ, OH; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS OHIO, LLC)
  • WBNV (93.5 FM; BARNESVILLE, OH; Owner: W. GRANT HAFLEY)
  • WANB-FM (103.1 FM; WAYNESBURG, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WETZ-FM (103.9 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • WJPA-FM (95.3 FM; WASHINGTON, PA; Owner: WASHINGTON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Wheeling:

  • WTRF-TV (Channel 7; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W56DX (Channel 56; WHEELING,ETC., WV; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W28AS (Channel 28; BRIDGEPORT, OH; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • W41AA (Channel 41; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WTOV-TV (Channel 9; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WTOV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOUC-TV (Channel 44; CAMBRIDGE, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • W25CI (Channel 25; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W57BH (Channel 57; WEIRTON, WV; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
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
  • 154Number of bridges
  • 3,570ft / 1,088mTotal length
  • $135,983,000Total costs
  • 1,815,349Total average daily traffic
  • 408,939Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,235,232Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wheeling, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 4Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 41920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 121950-1959
  • 371960-1969
  • 591970-1979
  • 191980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wheeling, WV
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 106 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wheeling)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wheeling, WV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 156 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wheeling)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wheeling)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 7 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 ORIGINATED42$93,92484$96,565184$126,91768$29,1684$392,83344$55,6051$63,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$114,8501$221,1608$157,6653$29,2670$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$71,1858$65,35191$106,78036$21,4250$010$51,4322$81,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$112,8899$86,67956$130,6915$43,9681$11,4604$80,5050$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$74,0001$12,0006$95,9780$00$00$00$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 16 tracts in Wheeling, WV

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$118,4208$174,355
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$71,0003$124,407
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$152,1732$157,765
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$85,5600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$38,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wheeling, WV
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wheeling, WV - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 168. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 264 took place in 2012, and the least - 80 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Wheeling, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (56.1%), and Outside Fires (24.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wheeling, WV
    • 1,51056.1%Structure Fires
    • 66624.7%Outside Fires
    • 42715.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 883.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wheeling, WV

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wheeling, West Virginia:

  • Fort Henry Motor Inn, 2501 National Rd, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003 , Phone: (304) 242-3131
  • Hampton Inn Wheeling, 795 National Rd, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003 , Phone: (304) 233-0440, Fax: (304) 233-2198
  • Mclure Hotel, 1200 Market St, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003 , Phone: (304) 232-0300, Fax: (304) 232-3890
  • Springhill Suites, 908 National Rd, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003 , Phone: (304) 232-8903, Fax: (304) 232-8904
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wheeling, West Virginia
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wheeling, WV
  • 83.4%Utility gas
  • 13.9%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wheeling, WV
  • 56.2%Utility gas
  • 39.4%Electricity
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wheeling compared to West Virginia state average:

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

Wheeling on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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