Wheeling, WV Demographics

The total population of Wheeling is estimated to be 26,900 with 12,779 males (47.51%) and 14,121 females (52.49%). There are 1,342 more females than males in Wheeling.
The median household income in Wheeling was $47,001 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 490(1.03%) from $47,491 in 2020. This income is 63% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Wheeling sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $55,544. Overall, the median household income for the city of Wheeling stands at $47,001.
In Wheeling, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $32,585 for males and $22,139 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $51,254 for males and $43,993 for females.
In Wheeling, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $82,825, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $32,835.
In 2022, the population of Wheeling was 26,391, a 1.04% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Wheeling's population was 26,669, a decline of 1.13% compared to a population of 26,974 in 2020.
The median age in Wheeling, WV is 43.6, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 16.42% were under the age of 15, 17.94% aged 15 to 29, 41.64% aged 30 to 64, 19.97% aged 65 to 84, and 4.03% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Wheeling population: 90.44% are White, 4.49% are Black or African American, 0.13% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.54% are Asian, 0.57% are some other race and 3.84% are multiracial.