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Population (year 2000): 34,496. Estimated population in July 2005: 36,641 (+6.2% change)
Males: 16,967 (49.2%), Females: 17,529 (50.8%)

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Median resident age: 34.5 years
Median household income: $55,491 (year 2000)
Median house value: $160,900 (year 2000)

Wheeling, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Wheeling:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.4%)
  • Hispanic (20.7%)
  • Other race (9.2%)
  • Asian Indian (4.1%)
  • Black (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Filipino (1.7%)
  • Korean (1.1%)
  • Chinese (1.0%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.6%), Polish (10.8%), Irish (9.7%), Russian (6.8%), Italian (5.5%), English (4.6%).

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Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 8.4 square miles

Wheeling,

For population 25 years and over in Wheeling

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wheeling village

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

31.4% Foreign born (13.4% Latin America, 9.9% Europe, 7.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +5,054 (+17.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Heights, IL (4.3 miles Arlington pop. 76,031).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (26.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Heights, IL (1.8 miles Prospect Grove, IL (3.3 miles Buffalo IL (3.6 miles Riverwoods, Heights, IL (4.3 miles Arlington IL Lincolnshire, (4.6 miles Prospect, IL (4.6 miles Mount IL Deerfield, (5.9 miles IL Northbrook, (6.1 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 109 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 1997: 180 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 1998: 87 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2000: 81 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2002: 65 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2003: 78 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $206,800

Latitude: 42.13 N, Longitude: 87.93 W

Area codes: 847, 708, 630, 224, 312


Wheeling, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (20.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.1%), Retail trade (13.5%), Educational,health and social services (12.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,406 (+9.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,902 (15.3%)


 

Crime in Wheeling by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 1 1 1 0
    per 100,000 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 0.0
Rapes 12 8 2 7 2 6
    per 100,000 34.8 23.2 5.8 20.3 5.8 17.4
Robberies 4 5 5 7 5 6
    per 100,000 11.6 14.5 14.5 20.3 14.5 17.4
Assaults 27 28 24 23 24 29
    per 100,000 78.3 81.2 69.6 66.7 69.6 84.1
Burglaries 85 71 104 90 104 86
    per 100,000 246.4 205.8 301.5 260.9 301.5 249.3
Thefts 625 625 640 599 640 683
    per 100,000 1811.8 1811.8 1855.3 1736.4 1855.3 1979.9
Auto thefts 28 40 26 37 26 41
    per 100,000 81.2 116.0 75.4 107.3 75.4 118.9
132.2 128.9 124.8 126.7 124.8 135.1


Average climate in Wheeling, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wheeling-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Wheeling city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 tornado 13.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: TAYLOR CAPITAL GROUP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Wheeling:
  • NORTHWEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL)
  • HOLY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; DES PLAINES, IL)
  • LAKE FOREST HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; LAKE FOREST, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wheeling:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 12 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 27 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • KENOSHA REGIONAL (about 32 miles; KENOSHA, WI; ID: ENW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wheeling:
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 3 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; ID: PWK)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 11 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 4H1)
  • SCHAUMBURG REGIONAL (about 16 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 06C)

Amtrak station near Wheeling:
  • 10 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12 $56,227 $56,227 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 22 $78,754 $42,956 5 $9,640
Sewerage 8 $17,697 $26,545 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 2 $5,796 $34,776 0 $0
Health 3 $15,629 $62,516 0 $0
Welfare 3 $14,362 $57,448 0 $0
Streets and Highways 8 $17,329 $25,993 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $7,603 $45,618 0 $0
Police - Other 24 $95,313 $47,656 8 $4,472
Police Protection - Officers 61 $395,106 $77,725 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $10,164 $60,984 0 $0
Other Government Administration 26 $104,638 $48,294 1 $193
Financial Administration 11 $49,467 $53,964 0 $0
Firefighters 54 $298,354 $66,300 0 $0
Water Supply 13 $34,014 $31,397 0 $0
Totals for Government 251 $1,200,453 $57,392 14 $14,305


College/University in Wheeling:
  • WORSHAM COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 137; Location: 495 NORTHGATE PKY; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.WORSHAMCOLLEGE.COM)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheeling:
  • TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; DEERFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,121)
  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; DES PLAINES, IL; FT enrollment: 5,749)
  • WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE (about 9 miles; PALATINE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,229)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 15 miles; ADDISON, IL; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • TRITON COLLEGE (about 16 miles; RIVER GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,007)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 16 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,618)
  • COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY (about 16 miles; GRAYSLAKE, IL; FT enrollment: 6,973)
Public high school in Wheeling:
  • WHEELING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,926; Location: 900 S ELMHURST RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wheeling:
  • WALT WHITMAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 866; Location: 133 S WILLE AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • OLIVER W HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 857; Location: 221 S WOLF RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JACK LONDON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 795; Location: 1001 W DUNDEE ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EUGENE FIELD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 556; Location: 51 ST ARMAND LN; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MARK TWAIN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 515 E MERLE LN; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BOOTH TARKINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 310 SCOTT ST; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Wheeling:
  • HORIZONS CHILDREN'S CENTER (Students: 220; Location: 3316 SCHOENBECK RD; Grades: PK - 7)
  • POKO LOKO CHILD CARE CENTER (Students: 35; Location: 404 S ELMHURST RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KINDER CARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 35; Location: 780 S SCHOENBECK; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Wheeling:
  • INDIAN TRAILS P.L.D. (Operating income: $3,781,436; Location: 355 S. SCHOENBECK ROAD; 213,268 books; 13,709 audio materials; 10,954 video materials; 437 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Wheeling: Arlington Golf Club (A), Addotorata Villa (B), Wheeling Municipal Center (C), Indian Trails Public Library (D).

Shopping Centers: Wheeling Shopping Center (1), South Point Shopping Center (2), Lynn Plaza Shopping Center (3), Dundee Plaza Shopping Center (4), Dunhurst Shopping Center (5), Riverside Plaza Shopping Center (6), Gaslight Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Wheeling include: Antioch Bible Church (A), Saint Joseph The Worker Church (B), Korean Christian Reformed Church (C), Evergreen Presbyterian Church (D), Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church (E), Village Baptist Church (F).

Cemetery: Wheeling Cemetery (1).

Reservoir: White Pine Ditch Reservoir (A).

Creek: Buffalo Creek (A).

Parks in Wheeling include: Northside Park (1), Childerly Park (2), Last Four Acres Park (3), Husky Park (4), Horizon Park (5), Heritage Park (6).

Post office: (A).  


Wheeling compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Wheeling:
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEF (1430 AM; 1 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wheeling:
  • WVIV-FM (103.1 FM; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZFS (106.7 FM; DES PLAINES, IL; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WKIE (92.7 FM; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Wheeling:
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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