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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

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

2010 Population Percentage by Race

Racial Composition Number Percentage
Total 37,648 100
White 25,220 67.0
Black or African American 898 2.4
Hispanic Origin* 11,758 31.2
Asian 4,861 12.9
Other 5,422 8.0

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

Number of Families: 9,336

Housing in WheelingNumber of Households: 14,461

Median Age: 36.1

2030 Projected Number of Households: 15,718 (NIPC)

Average Number of Persons per household: 2.57

Housing

Number of Units:
Owner Occupied 9,932
Renter Occupied  5,129
Total 15,061

Average Home Value

2006 $330,426 (Source: Illinois Association of REALTORS)
2003 $239,410 (Source: MLSNI)
2002 $217,730 (Source: MLSNI Average Sale Price)
2000 $174,000
1998 $170,816 (Source: Living in Greater Chicago 1999-2000)
1993 $159,623
1992 $144,190

Median Household Income: $55,491
Median Gross Rent: $750-999

Per Capita Income

2000 $24,989
1995 $18,480
1990 $18,149

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

Average Family Income

2000 $63,088
1998 $56,876*
1994 $52,284*
1993 $50,032*
1980  $23,505*

*Estimated average family income from Living in Greater Chicago , Gams Publishing, Inc. 1999-2000; Meyer Communications Group 1999

Education, Persons 18 years and older (1999)

Less than 9th grade 1,841
9th grade to 12th grade, no diploma 2,152
High school graduate 5,573
Some college, no degree 4,571
Associate degree  1,406
Bachelor’s degree  4,950
Graduate or professional degree 2,414
Total  22,907

Means of Transportation to work

Drive Alone 15,123
Carpooled  2,358
Public Transportation 628
Walked 332
Other  130
Worked at Home 362

Mean travel time to work: 26 minutes

Workers 16 years and over: 19,881

Employed Wheeling Residents by Industry

Total Employed 19,329
   Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries,
   Hunting, Mining 

43
   Construction 840
   Manufacturing 3,974
   Wholesale Trade 873
   Retail Trade 2,604
   Transportation, Warehousing,
   Utilities

931
   Information 561
   Finance, Insurance, Real Estate,
   Rental and Leasing

1,590
   Professional, Scientific,
   Management, Administrative,
   Waste Management Services


2,722
   Education, Health/Social Services 2,492
   Arts, Entertainment, Recreation,
   Accommodation and Food Services

1,445
   Other Services (except Public
   Administration)

961
   Public Administration 293

Workers Employed in Wheeling by Specific Industry (Private Sector Employment)
(Table 2A March 2004p -Where Workers Work 2008)

All Industries 22,708
 
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting A/      
Mining 0      
Utilities 0      
Construction 2,022      
Manufacturing 8,318 Wholesale Trade 2,381
    Food  668 Retail Trade 1,602
    Beverage & Tobacco 0 Transportation & Warehousing 1,042
    Textile Mills 0 Information 286
    Textile Product Mills A/ Finance & Insurance 381
    Apparel A/ Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 176
    Leather & Applied Products A/ Professional Scientific & Tech. Svcs. 844
    Wood Products  0 Mgmt. of Companies & Enterprises 446
    Paper  475 Admin. & Sup. & Waste Mgmt. & Remed. Svcs 1,552
    Printing & Related Support  625 Educational Services 126
    Petroleum & Coal Products  0 Health Care & Social Assistance 945
    Chemical 469 Arts, Entertainment & Recreation A/
    Plastics & Rubber Products  465 Accommodations & Food Services 1,529
    Nonmetallic Mineral Products 191 Other Services (except Public Admin.) 703
    Primary Metal Products  A/ Unclassified A/
    Fabricated Metal Products 2,317
    Machinery  849
    Computer & Electronic Pdts.  969
    Electronic Equip., Appliances &
    Comp.
A/
    Transportation Equipment  150
    Furniture & Related Products  38
    Miscellaneous Manufacturing 779      
 A/ =  Figures omitted to avoid disclosure of individual firm data    



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