Demographics

Population


  • 2015: 38,501
  • 2010: 37,648
  • 2006: 38,555 (Special Census)
  • 2000: 34,496
  • 1996: 30,216
  • 1990: 29,911
  • 1986: 26,276
  • 1980: 23,266
  • 1970: 14,746
Racial Composition Number Percentage
Total 38,501 100
White 25,375 65.9
Black or African American 760 2.0
Hispanic Origin* 12,757 33.1
Asian 5,211 13.5
Other 5,820 14.4

*Hispanic is not defined as a separate race; a person of Hispanic origin may be white, black or other race.

Community Specifics


  • Number of Families: 9,719
  • Number of Households: 14,897
  • Median Age: 37.8
  • 2017 Projected Number of Households: 14,175
  • Average Number of Persons per household: 2.55

Housing & Income

Housing


Number of Units


  • Owner Occupied: 9,502
  • Renter Occupied: 5,395
  • Total: 14,897

Median Home Value


  • 2015: $230,676 (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, ESRI forecasts 2015)
  • 2009: $232,914 (Source: City-data.com)
  • 2006: $330,426 (Source: Illinois Association of REALTORS)
  • 2003: $239,410 (Source: MLSNI)
  • 2002: $217,730 (Source: MLSNI Average Sale Price)
  • 2000: $174,000
Median Household Income: $59,941
Median Gross Rent: $984

Per Capita Income U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 2000 + data from 2000 and later, based on actual census; other years: best available estimates provided by the Community Development Department

 

Per Capita Income


  • 2015: $28,922 (2015 ESRI forecast)
  • 2000: $24,989
  • 1995: $18,480
  • 1990: $18,149

Education & Employment Information


Education, Persons 18 Years & Older (2015)


  • Less than 9th grade: 2,026
  • 9th grade to 12th grade, no diploma: 1,859
  • High school graduate: 6,595
  • Some college, no degree: 5,036
  • Associate degree: 1,562
  • Bachelor’s degree: 6,391
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3,161
  • Total: 26,630

Means of Transportation to Work


  • Drive Alone: 15,966
  • Carpooled: 2,336
  • Public Transportation: 476
  • Walked: 209
  • Other: 261
  • Worked at Home: 841
Mean travel time to work: 24.9 minutes

Workers 16 years and over: 20,008

Workers Employed in Wheeling by Specific Industry (Private Sector Employment)


(Table 2A March 2015 - Where Workers Work 2015)
All Industries:  20,981
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting: A/
  • Mining: 0
  • Utilities: 0
  • Construction: 1,050
  • Wholesale Trade: 2,383
  • Retail Trade: 1,560
  • Transportation and Warehousing: 1,028
  • Information: A/
  • Finance and Insurance: 218
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 160
  • Professional Scientific and Tech. Svcs.: 1,469
  • Mgmt. of Companies and Enterprises: 184
  • Admin. and Sup. and Waste Mgmt. and Remed. Svcs: 1,420
  • Educational Services: 466
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: 1,217
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation: 23
  • Accommodations and Food Services: 1,759
  • Other Services (except Public Admin.): 714
  • Unclassified: A/

    A/ = Figures omitted to avoid disclosure of individual firm data 
 

Manufacturing: 7,121
  • Food: 368
  • Beverage and Tobacco: 0
  • Textile Mills: 0
  • Textile Product Mills: A/
  • Apparel: A/
  • Leather and Applied Products: A/
  • Wood Products: A/
  • Paper: 615
  • Printing and Related Support: 13
  • Petroleum and Coal Products: 0
  • Chemical: 391
  • Plastics and Rubber Products: 347
  • Nonmetallic Mineral Products: A/
  • Primary Metal Products: A/
  • Fabricated Metal Products: 2,429
  • Machinery: 290
  • Computer and Electronic Pdts:. 1,112
  • Electronic Equip., Appliances and Comp.: A/
  • Transportation Equipment: A/
  • Furniture and Related Products: 53
  • Miscellaneous Manufacturing: 411