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The following tables provide demographic statistics for the Village of Wheeling.  Unless otherwise noted, the statistics were collected in 1999 as part of the 2000 census.

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

2015 Population Percentage by Race

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.

Number of Families: 9,719

Housing in WheelingNumber of Households: 14,897

Median Age: 37.8

2017 Projected Number of Households: 14,175

Average Number of Persons per household: 2.55

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 for 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: $55,491
Median Gross Rent: $750-999

Per Capita Income

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.

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

Education, Persons 18 years and 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 2015p -Where Workers Work 2015)

All Industries 20,981
 
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting A/      
Mining 0      
Utilities 0      
Construction 1,050      
Manufacturing 7,121 Wholesale Trade 2,383
    Food  368 Retail Trade 1,560
    Beverage & Tobacco 0 Transportation & Warehousing 1,082
    Textile Mills 0 Information A/
    Textile Product Mills A/ Finance & Insurance 218
    Apparel A/ Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 160
    Leather & Applied Products A/ Professional Scientific & Tech. Svcs. 1,469
    Wood Products  A/ Mgmt. of Companies & Enterprises 184
    Paper  615 Admin. & Sup. & Waste Mgmt. & Remed. Svcs 1,420
    Printing & Related Support  13 Educational Services 466
    Petroleum & Coal Products  0 Health Care & Social Assistance 1,217
    Chemical 391 Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 23
    Plastics & Rubber Products  347 Accommodations & Food Services 1,759
    Nonmetallic Mineral Products  A/ Other Services (except Public Admin.) 714
    Primary Metal Products  A/ Unclassified A/
    Fabricated Metal Products 2,429
    Machinery  290
    Computer & Electronic Pdts.  1,112
    Electronic Equip., Appliances &
    Comp.
A/
    Transportation Equipment A/
    Furniture & Related Products 53
    Miscellaneous Manufacturing 411      
 A/ =  Figures omitted to avoid disclosure of individual firm data    



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