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Wheeling,WV index of house prices

Total population: 27,790 (All urban)

Houses: 14,708 (12,411 occupied: 7,546 owner occupied, 4,868 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

39%
State:

28%

Housing density: 1,057 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $104,398.

Median contract rent in 2016: $292 (lower quartile is $196, upper quartile is $387)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $520


Median gross rent in Wheeling, WV in 2016: $363

Housing units in Wheeling with a mortgage: 3,542 (84 second mortgage, 336 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,002

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $69,855

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $42,598

Median monthly housing costs: $574


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Wheeling, West Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $109,008 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Wheeling:

$109,008
West Virginia:

$117,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,511 - $185,003

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $159,881
Here:

$159,881
State:

$150,631

Townhouses or other attached units: $85,218
Here:

$85,218
State:

$147,998

In 2-unit structures: $95,776
Here:

$95,776
State:

$117,029

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,420
Here:

$217,420
State:

$106,321

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $129,101
Here:

$129,101
State:

$118,657

Mobile homes: $64,254
Here:

$64,254
State:

$51,134
Median year house/condo built: 1947

Median year apartment built: 1952

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,532
  • In family households: 19,493 (3,172 male householders, 3,433 female householders)
    4,437 spouses, 6,234 children (5,832 natural, 237 adopted, 166 stepchildren), 774 grandchildren, 141 brothers or sisters, 161 parents, 424 other relatives, 740 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,756 (2,473 male householders (2,114 living alone)), 3,345 female householders (2,977 living alone)), 903 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,282

Size of family households: 3,569 2-persons, 1,223 3-persons, 1,121 4-persons, 353 5-persons, 215 6-persons, 118 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,093 1-person, 624 2-persons, 66 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

2,204 married couples with children.
2,094 single-parent households (307 men, 1,787 women).

97.7% of residents of Wheeling speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 579 (2.1%)
(54.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.1
State:

4.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wheeling, West Virginia:

  • 19no bedroom
  • 1911 bedroom
  • 1,6482 bedrooms
  • 3,7663 bedrooms
  • 1,4714 bedrooms
  • 4455+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Wheeling population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeling, West Virginia:

  • 488no bedroom
  • 1,6801 bedroom
  • 1,5842 bedrooms
  • 8283 bedrooms
  • 1454 bedrooms
  • 1235+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Wheeling population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Wheeling in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 503no vehicle
  • 2,7051 vehicle
  • 2,9882 vehicles
  • 1,0203 vehicles
  • 2334 vehicles
  • 615+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Wheeling population

Cars and other vehicles available in Wheeling in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,785no vehicle
  • 2,2811 vehicle
  • 7042 vehicles
  • 533 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Wheeling population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wheeling, West Virginia:

  • 211 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 153 rooms
  • 4324 rooms
  • 1,3965 rooms
  • 1,8456 rooms
  • 1,5187 rooms
  • 9248 rooms
  • 1,4229+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Wheeling population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeling, West Virginia:

  • 4011 room
  • 2962 rooms
  • 1,0323 rooms
  • 1,2164 rooms
  • 7665 rooms
  • 6526 rooms
  • 2777 rooms
  • 1468 rooms
  • 1119+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Wheeling population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Wheeling, WV household income distribution

  • Wheeling, WV household income distribution
  • 1,631Less than $10,000
  • 1,059$10,000 to $14,999
  • 704$15,000 to $19,999
  • 680$20,000 to $24,999
  • 740$25,000 to $29,999
  • 875$30,000 to $34,999
  • 691$35,000 to $39,999
  • 584$40,000 to $44,999
  • 453$45,000 to $49,999
  • 825$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,175$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,133$75,000 to $99,999
  • 585$100,000 to $124,999
  • 563$125,000 to $149,999
  • 341$150,000 to $199,999
  • 383$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Wheeling, WV

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Wheeling, WV
  • 53Less than $10,000
  • 108$10,000 to $14,999
  • 67$15,000 to $19,999
  • 143$20,000 to $24,999
  • 114$25,000 to $29,999
  • 136$30,000 to $34,999
  • 117$35,000 to $39,999
  • 343$40,000 to $49,999
  • 407$50,000 to $59,999
  • 384$60,000 to $69,999
  • 478$70,000 to $79,999
  • 624$80,000 to $89,999
  • 512$90,000 to $99,999
  • 804$100,000 to $124,999
  • 419$125,000 to $149,999
  • 786$150,000 to $174,999
  • 397$175,000 to $199,999
  • 430$200,000 to $249,999
  • 424$250,000 to $299,999
  • 578$300,000 to $399,999
  • 131$400,000 to $499,999
  • 21$500,000 to $749,999
  • 18$750,000 to $999,999
  • 10$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 11$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Wheeling, WV

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Wheeling, WV
  • 213Less than $100
  • 113$100 to $149
  • 247$150 to $199
  • 272$200 to $249
  • 237$250 to $299
  • 323$300 to $349
  • 350$350 to $399
  • 314$400 to $449
  • 198$450 to $499
  • 561$500 to $549
  • 438$550 to $599
  • 241$600 to $649
  • 223$650 to $699
  • 249$700 to $749
  • 193$750 to $799
  • 125$800 to $899
  • 87$900 to $999
  • 84$1,000 to $1,249
  • 41$1,250 to $1,499
  • 41$1,500 to $1,999
  • 22$3,000 to $3,499
  • 9$3,500 or more
  • 296No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 662010 or later
  • 1042000 to 2009
  • 971990 to 1999
  • 811980 to 1989
  • 671970 to 1979
  • 193Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Wheeling population
Wheeling commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 402
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,911
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,948
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,393
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,141
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 492
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 615
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 168
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 308
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 506
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 317
  • 90 or more minutes: 184
Wheeling, WV Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 75.7%
Number of people working at home: 571 (4.8% of all workers)

Wheeling mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 17,707 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 1,695 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 401 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 28 (0%)
  • Taxi: 104 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 20 (0%)
  • Walked: 903 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 571 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 2,183
 German: 2,037
 Italian: 1,318
 Irish: 1,216
 Polish: 630
 English: 563
 Scotch-Irish: 240
 Lebanese: 159
 Scottish: 126
 European: 126
 Slovak: 80
 Greek: 70
 Dutch: 70
 French (except Basque): 66
 Czech: 62
 Welsh: 55
 British: 52
 Hungarian: 51
 Croatian: 44
 Ukrainian: 39
 Russian: 37
 Jamaican: 29
 Romanian: 28
 Swiss: 27
 Serbian: 23
 Slavic: 22
 Danish: 21
 Jordanian: 18
 French Canadian: 15
 Finnish: 10
 Norwegian: 9
 Czechoslovakian: 8
 Lithuanian: 7
 Belgian: 6
 Portuguese: 5
 Swedish: 5
 Arab: 4
 Slovene: 3
 African: 3
 Austrian: 2

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 19%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 10%Philippines
  • 9%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 6%Italy
  • 6%Russia
  • 5%Jamaica
  • 5%Germany

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 19,017
  • Other state: 7,782
  • Northeast: 2,357
  • Midwest: 3,164
  • South: 1,837
  • West: 349

86% of Wheeling residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in West Virginia.

Wheeling:

86.2%
State average:

87.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 65
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 36
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 125
  • 9th grade: 202
  • 10th grade: 116
  • 11th grade: 252
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 115
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,150
  • Less than 1 year of college: 555
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,142
  • Associate degree: 622
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,851
  • Master's degree: 676
  • Professional school degree: 302
  • Doctorate degree: 152

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 114
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 26
  • 5th and 6th grade: 18
  • 7th and 8th grade: 126
  • 9th grade: 166
  • 10th grade: 150
  • 11th grade: 161
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 109
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,628
  • Less than 1 year of college: 830
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,326
  • Associate degree: 905
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,170
  • Master's degree: 1,081
  • Professional school degree: 85
  • Doctorate degree: 76

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.2%Males
  • 13.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 58.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 3.9%Males
Wheeling marital status for males
Wheeling marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,183
  • One, attached: 733
  • Two: 1,021
  • 3 or 4: 987
  • 5 to 9: 427
  • 10 to 19: 389
  • 20 to 49: 338
  • 50 or more: 1,242
  • Mobile homes: 351

Median worth of mobile homes: $64,748

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 4.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 5.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 18 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Wheeling:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wheeling
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (83.0%)
  • Electricity (14.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • Utility gas (57.1%)
  • Electricity (38.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 348
Here:

18.6%
West Virginia:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 189
Here:

16.8%
West Virginia:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 437
Here:

33.0%
West Virginia:

15.3%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)