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Population in 2012: 28,213 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.2%
 

Males: 13,530  (48.0%)
Females: 14,683  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  45.2 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26003.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,067 (it was $27,388 in 2000)
Wheeling:

$35,067
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,749

Wheeling city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,757 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Wheeling:

$95,757
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $121,620; Detached houses: $125,734; Townhouses or other attached units: $86,682; In 2-unit structures: $53,598; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $122,675; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $109,991; Mobile homes: $43,222

Median gross rent in 2012: $537.

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  • White alone - 26,080 (91.0%)
  • Black alone - 1,408 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 501 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 326 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 248 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 67 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 32 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wheeling: 91.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.0%), Irish (17.3%), English (9.6%), Italian (6.8%), Polish (6.0%), United States (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1836

Elevation: 672 feet

Land area: 13.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,028 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wheeling:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wheeling city:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

457 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 67 registered sex offenders living in Wheeling, West Virginia as of November 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wheeling to the number of sex offenders is 421 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $772 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $539 (0.6%)

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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 ).

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
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $174,700

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Latitude: 40.07 N, Longitude: 80.70 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Nail City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,184 (+39.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,818 (61.6%)

Area code: 304

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Crime rates in Wheeling by Year
Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012
Murders 011110
per 100,000 0.03.43.43.53.50.0
Rapes 201815162217
per 100,000 66.960.751.655.576.860.0
Robberies 322635373642
per 100,000 107.087.6120.5128.3125.6148.1
Assaults 8673838784186
per 100,000 287.5246.1285.6301.7293.1655.9
Burglaries 227245216186200265
per 100,000 758.8825.9743.4645.0697.8934.5
Thefts 645652693632752455
per 100,000 2156.02197.92385.02191.62623.91604.6
Auto thefts 898872575447
per 100,000 297.5296.6247.8197.7188.4165.7
Arson 584341
per 100,000 16.727.013.810.414.03.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.0) 285.8280.2288.1278.8311.3342.0

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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 (81 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.86
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Wheeling, West Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -3,959 (-11.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Wheeling-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 3% 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 significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 99% 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 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 91.0 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 Ohio County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wheeling topographic 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.

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/medical centers in Wheeling:

  • WHEELING DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 500 MEDICAL PARK STE 100)
  • VNA OF MEDICAL PARK (Home Health Center, 58 16TH STREET 5TH FLOOR)
  • COMMUNITY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, 1209 WARWOOD AVENUE)
  • NORTHERN PANHANDLE MENTAL HLTH CTR (Hospital, 121 EOFF ST)
  • OHIO VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2000 EOFF STREET)
  • RAVEN AVENUE GROUP HOME (Hospital, 26 RAVEN AVENUE)
  • REM-WV, INC., FLYNN AVENUE (Hospital, 1501 FLYNN AVENUE)
  • REM-WV, INC., G. C. AND P. ROAD (Hospital, 147 G.C. & P. ROAD)
  • RITZ AVENUE GROUP HOME (Hospital, 2302 RITZ AVENUE)
  • RUSSELL NESBITT APARTMENTS (Hospital, 501 N. MAIN STREET)
  • WHEELING HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1 MEDICAL PARK)
  • BISHOP JOSEPH H. HODGES CCC (Nursing Home, PO BOX 6316)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 159 EDGINGTON LANE)
  • GUARDIAN ELDER CARE AT WHEELING, LLC (Nursing Home, HOMESTEAD AVENUE)
  • PETERSON HOSP (Nursing Home, HOMESTEAD AVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Wheeling, WV

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: 1,590; Location: 1704 Market St.; Public; Website: www.wvncc.edu)
  • Wheeling Jesuit University (FT enrollment: 1,029; Location: 316 Washington Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wju.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • West Virginia Business College-Wheeling (FT enrollment: 137; Location: 1052 Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wvbc.edu)
  • Scott College of Cosmetology (FT enrollment: 66; Location: 1502 Market St; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheeling:

  • West Liberty University (about 9 miles; West Liberty, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,318)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 22 miles; Steubenville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,131)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 37 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Robert Morris University (about 41 miles; Moon Township, PA; FT enrollment: 3,106)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 43 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,429)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (about 45 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 8,525)
  • Point Park University (about 45 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 2,801)

Public high school in Wheeling:

Private high schools in Wheeling:

  • CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 413; Location: 75 14TH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MOUNT DE CHANTAL VISITATION ACADEMY (Students: 133; Location: 410 WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SPEIRO ACADEMY (Students: 31; Location: 135 STEWARTS HILL RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Wheeling:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wheeling:

  • ST MICHAEL PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 352; Location: 1221 NATIONAL RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF PEACE SCHOOL (Students: 198; Location: 640 OLD FAIRMONT PIKE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 127 KEY AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: 1512 WARWOOD AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WHEELING CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 94; Location: 77 14TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SALOMI'S MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 2108 LUMBER AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WINDHOVER MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 11; Location: 500 FAIRMONT PIKE; Grades: PK - 5)
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

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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

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

 
Ohio County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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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
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.17. This is significantly worse than average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

4.17
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.7. This is about average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.7
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.395. This is about average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.395
U.S.:

0.334
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
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 11.2. This is about average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

10.5
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00935. This is significantly better than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00935
U.S.:

0.06353

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

WHEELING CITY OF (Address: 1305 RICHLAND AVENUE , Population served: 31169, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-21-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2000)
MARSHALL COUNTY PSD 1 (Population served: 2968, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
GLEN DALE HEIGHTS PSD (Population served: 493, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2003)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.3%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.4% for Black residents, 43.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.0% for other race residents, 48.7% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wheeling, WV

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

Wheeling compared to West Virginia state average:

Wheeling, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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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

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

  • Fort Henry Motor Inn, 2501 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003 , Phone: (304) 242-3131
  • Hampton Inn Wheeling, 795 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003 , Phone: (304) 233-0440, Fax: (304) 233-2198
  • Oglebay Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV 26003 , Phone: (304) 243-4000
  • Wheeling Super 8 Motel, 2400 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003 , Phone: (304) 243-9400, Fax: (304) 243-9400
  • Mclure Hotel, 1200 Market St, Wheeling, WV 26003 , Phone: (304) 232-0300, Fax: (304) 232-3890
  • Springhill Suites, 908 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003 , Phone: (304) 232-8903, Fax: (304) 232-8904
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wheeling, West Virginia

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 (74%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Wheeling city (based on Ohio County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.92%
Here71.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents54.3%10.8%8.7%5.9%3.2%
Congregations13.7%21.9%9.6%11.0%6.8%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USAVineyard USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.2%2.1%2.1%1.8%7.8%
Congregations2.7%4.1%1.4%5.5%23.3%
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: 14
Here:

3.16 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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
This county:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.12 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ohio County:

12.8%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.7%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
West Virginia:

13.1%

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 11$27,086$29,5480$0
Other Government Administration 17$36,825$25,9940$0
Judicial and Legal 3$9,246$36,9840$0
Police Protection - Officers 81$260,546$38,5990$0
Police - Other 16$37,184$27,8880$0
Firefighters 97$277,394$34,3170$0
Fire - Other 3$6,677$26,7080$0
Streets and Highways 72$249,859$41,6430$0
Solid Waste Management 17$37,483$26,4590$0
Sewerage 43$120,300$33,5720$0
Parks and Recreation 260$542,505$25,039342$156,503
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12$34,091$34,0910$0
Natural Resources 43$120,300$33,5720$0
Water Supply 54$141,878$31,5280$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,787$21,4440$0
Totals for Government 730$1,903,161$31,285342$156,503

Wheeling government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $10,391,000 ($368.31)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $25,304,000 ($896.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,335,000 ($259.99)
    Police Protection: $6,249,000 ($221.49)
    Regular Highways: $5,901,000 ($209.16)
    Sewerage: $3,430,000 ($121.58)
    Water Utilities: $2,970,000 ($105.27)
    Financial Administration: $2,427,000 ($86.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,060,000 ($73.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,440,000 ($51.04)
    General - Other: $1,182,000 ($41.90)
    Central Staff Services: $502,000 ($17.79)
    Parking Facilities: $384,000 ($13.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $167,000 ($5.92)
    Public Welfare - Other: $73,000 ($2.59)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $18,292,000 ($648.35)
    Corporate Bonds: $5,327,000 ($188.81)
    Benefit Payments: $4,695,000 ($166.41)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $766,000 ($27.15)
    Withdrawals: $28,000 ($0.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $323,000 ($11.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $25,000 ($0.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,862,000 ($845.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $497,000 ($17.62)

Wheeling government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $21,129,000 ($748.91)
    Sewerage: $4,302,000 ($152.48)
    All Other: $2,712,000 ($96.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,377,000 ($48.81)
    Parking Facilities: $619,000 ($21.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $63,000 ($2.23)
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $3,493,000 ($123.81)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,930,000 ($68.41)
    From Other Governments: $1,741,000 ($61.71)
    Local Employee Contribution: $874,000 ($30.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,340,000 ($82.94)
    Sewerage: $1,236,000 ($43.81)
    All Other: $154,000 ($5.46)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,914,000 ($138.73)
    Interest Earnings: $408,000 ($14.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $336,000 ($11.91)
    Rents: $210,000 ($7.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,403,000 ($156.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,895,000 ($67.17)
    General Local Government Support: $105,000 ($3.72)
    All Other: $70,000 ($2.48)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $8,954,000 ($317.37)
    Property: $3,668,000 ($130.01)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,179,000 ($41.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $884,000 ($31.33)
    Other License: $621,000 ($22.01)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $240,000 ($8.51)

Wheeling government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,137,000 ($1103.64)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,277,000 ($718.71)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,729,000 ($451.17)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,869,000 ($66.25)

Wheeling government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $445,000 ($15.77)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $17,966,000 ($636.80)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,617,000 ($269.98)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,143,000 ($75.96)

4.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marshall County, WV  1.09% ($28,466 average AGI)
from Belmont County, OH  0.89% ($25,667)
from Brooke County, WV  0.20% ($30,000)


5.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,836 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Belmont County, OH  1.09% ($42,450 average AGI)
to Marshall County, WV  0.97% ($21,556)
to Franklin County, OH  0.29% ($34,300)

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 (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: 147
Total length: 4,662 meters (15,295ft)
Total costs: $133,279,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,005,181
Total average daily truck traffic: 438,814

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 3
  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 12
  • 1960-1969: 40
  • 1970-1979: 58
  • 1980-1989: 18
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 5
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wheeling, WV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wheeling)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wheeling, WV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 37 (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: 145 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wheeling)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 35 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 163
  • Hazardous Condition: 373
  • Service Call: 31
  • Good Intent Call: 24

Incident types - Wheeling


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wheeling, WV
Businesses in Wheeling, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lowe's1
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Arby's1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1New Balance2
Burger King2Nike1
CVS2Papa John's Pizza1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen3RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza2Starbucks1
FedEx11Subway4
GNC2Super 81
Goodwill2T-Mobile1
H&R Block2The Room Place1
Hardee's1Tim Hortons1
KFC1True Value1
Kroger2U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS10
Little Caesars Pizza2Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Wheeling, WV

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Total of 30 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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