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Wheeling township, IL map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 155,834 (all urban)
Males: 75,684  (48.6%)
Females: 80,150  (51.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 154,775 (126,302 owner occupied, 28,473 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in Wheeling township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 80.0%
  • Black: 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 6.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 38.2
Median age of females: 39.8

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Average household size: 2.57

Wheeling township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.14

Estimated median household income in 2009: $71,868 ($62,817 in 1999)
This township:

$71,868
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,111 (lower quartile is $927, upper quartile is $1,300)
Here:

$1,111
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $335,689 (it was $198,000 in 2000)
Wheeling township:

$335,689
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $270,455 - $468,494

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $407,412
Here:

$407,412
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $279,842
Here:

$279,842
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $416,022
Here:

$416,022
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $235,941
Here:

$235,941
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $200,199
Here:

$200,199
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $77,317
Here:

$77,317
State:

$35,670
Population density: 4341 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Arlington Heights, Wheeling, Prospect Heights.


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Number of foreign born residents: 32,953 (43% naturalized citizens)

Wheeling township:  21.1%
State:  12.3%

64% of Wheeling township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 77% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 98255
  • Northeast: 4716
  • Midwest: 12593
  • South: 4473
  • West: 1940

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $216,000

Wheeling township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Wheeling township, Illinois:

  • 874 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in religious group quarters
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 12 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 3 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,996
  • One, attached: 6,835
  • Two: 422
  • 3 or 4: 2,390
  • 5 to 9: 5,378
  • 10 to 19: 2,919
  • 20 to 49: 3,774
  • 50 or more: 6,714
  • Mobile homes: 441
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,800


Housing units in Wheeling township with a mortgage: 26,815 (1,873 second mortgage, 4,321 home equity loan, 74 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,999

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 491
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,816
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,457
  • 1980 to 1989: 11,682
  • 1970 to 1979: 15,747
  • 1960 to 1969: 14,873
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,808
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,323
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,681

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wheeling township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 54
  • 2 rooms: 658
  • 3 rooms: 1,946
  • 4 rooms: 4,380
  • 5 rooms: 8,906
  • 6 rooms: 9,706
  • 7 rooms: 8,557
  • 8 rooms: 7,901
  • 9 or more rooms: 5,198

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeling township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 732
  • 2 rooms: 1,842
  • 3 rooms: 3,785
  • 4 rooms: 3,454
  • 5 rooms: 2,207
  • 6 rooms: 514
  • 7 rooms: 286
  • 8 rooms: 138
  • 9 or more rooms: 65

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wheeling township:

  • no bedroom: 201
  • 1 bedroom: 2,552
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,054
  • 3 bedrooms: 20,769
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,051
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1,679

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeling township:

  • no bedroom: 860
  • 1 bedroom: 6,080
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,819
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,100
  • 4 bedrooms: 157
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 1,436
  • 1 vehicle: 14,527
  • 2 vehicles: 23,125
  • 3 vehicles: 6,161
  • 4 vehicles: 1,559
  • 5 or more vehicles: 498

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

  • no vehicle: 1,749
  • 1 vehicle: 6,912
  • 2 vehicles: 3,667
  • 3 vehicles: 504
  • 4 vehicles: 124
  • 5 or more vehicles: 67

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Wheeling township:

  • German (17.6%)
  • Polish (13.0%)
  • Irish (10.9%)
  • Italian (8.3%)
  • English (4.0%)
  • Russian (3.7%)
  • United States or American (3.3%)

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

  • Mexico (28%)
  • Poland (14%)
  • India (8%)
  • Ukraine (5%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Russia (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 65,228 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 6,705 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 346 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 280 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3,923 (5%)
  • Ferryboat: 17 (0%)
  • Taxi: 122 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 222 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,323 (2%)
  • Other means: 416 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,442 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Wheeling township, Illinois:

  • 874 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in religious group quarters
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 12 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 3 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

73.0% of residents of Wheeling township speak English at home.
9.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
12.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 154,929
  • In family households: 133,814 (34,787 male householders, 7,198 female householders)
    36,980 spouses, 46,100 children (43,582 natural, 1,169 adopted, 1,349 stepchildren), 1,065 grandchildren, 1,635 brothers or sisters, 1,432 parents, 2,867 other relatives, 1,750 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21,115 (7,300 male householders (5,959 living alone)), 11,042 female householders (10,002 living alone)), 2,773 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,062 (892 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 17,622 2-persons, 8,933 3-persons, 9,065 4-persons, 4,129 5-persons, 1,536 6-persons, 700 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 15,961 1-person, 2,088 2-persons, 215 3-persons, 42 4-persons, 25 5-persons, 11 6-persons,

31,422 married couples with children.
4,061 single-parent households (900 men, 3,161 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,454
Here:

14.2%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 536
Here:

6.6%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,532
Here:

26.8%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Wheeling township:

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