Wheeling, IL

Census Place

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2022 Population
38,823
0.719% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
1.53% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.41%
6.87% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$80,054
7.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$237,000
11% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
21,979
0.439% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wheeling, IL had a population of 38.8k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $80,054. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wheeling, IL declined from 39,104 to 38,823, a −0.719% decrease and its median household income grew from $74,331 to $80,054, a 7.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wheeling, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (48.1%), Other (Hispanic) (19.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (16.4%), White (Hispanic) (6.22%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.19%).

None of the households in Wheeling, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

77.9% of the residents in Wheeling, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wheeling, IL are Worsham College of Mortuary Science (100 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Wheeling, IL was $237,000, and the homeownership rate was 62.6%.

Most people in Wheeling, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheeling, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wheeling, IL is home to a population of 38.8k people, from which 77.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 45.6% of Wheeling, IL residents were born outside of the country (17.7k people).

In 2022, there were 2.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.7k people) in Wheeling, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.72k Other (Hispanic) and 6.37k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

77.9%
2022 Citizenship
79.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 77.9% of Wheeling, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wheeling, IL was 79.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wheeling, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.7k ± 1.36k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    7.72k ± 1.16k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.37k ± 732
31.8%
Hispanic Population
12.4k people

In 2022, there were 2.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.7k people) in Wheeling, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.72k Other (Hispanic) and 6.37k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

31.8% of the people in Wheeling, IL are hispanic (12.4k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

45.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.7k people
43.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
17k people

As of 2022, 45.6% of Wheeling, IL residents (17.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wheeling, IL was 43.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    236 ± 133
  2. Vietnam
    155 ± 58
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    129 ± 77

Wheeling, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wheeling, IL employs 22k people. The largest industries in Wheeling, IL are Manufacturing (3,037 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,680 people), and Retail Trade (2,531 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($114,537), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,030), and Finance & Insurance ($69,522).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

22k
2022 Value
± 1,317
0.439%
1 Year growth
± 8.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheeling, IL grew at a rate of 0.439%, from 21.9k employees to 22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wheeling, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,491 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,968 people), and Management Occupations (1,825 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wheeling, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22k
2022 Value
± 1,317
0.439%
1 Year growth
± 8.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheeling, IL grew at a rate of 0.439%, from 21.9k employees to 22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wheeling, IL, are Manufacturing (3,037 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,680 people), and Retail Trade (2,531 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wheeling, IL, though some of these residents may live in Wheeling, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,065
Median earning men ± $3,802
$40,520
Median earning women ± $2,988

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($87,750), Information ($75,417), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,523).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($130,145), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,170), and Wholesale Trade ($60,666).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wheeling, IL awarded 100 degrees. The student population of Wheeling, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 40 male students and 150 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wheeling, IL are White (71 and 71%), followed by Black or African American (13 and 13%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 11%), and Two or More Races (3 and 3%).

The largest universities in Wheeling, IL by number of degrees awarded are Worsham College of Mortuary Science (100 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wheeling, IL are General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science (100 and 100%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Wheeling, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 92.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 190 (21.1% men and 78.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 190 students enrolled in Wheeling, IL, 21.1% men and 78.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 131 records, of which 77.1% were women and 22.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
55 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wheeling, IL was General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science with 55 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
100 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Worsham College of Mortuary Science with 100 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 31 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wheeling, IL, which is 0.449 times less than the 69 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 71 degrees mean that there were 5.46 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($23,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,350) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheeling, IL was $237,000 in 2022, which is 0.841 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $213,500 to $237,000, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in Wheeling, IL is 62.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wheeling, IL have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wheeling, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wheeling, IL is $80,054. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Wheeling, IL was Census Tract 8645.20 with a value of $149,861, followed by Census Tract 8026.10 and Census Tract 8026.07, with respective values of $127,415 and $126,429.

Property

$237,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,043
$9,690
Median Property Taxes
±$778

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Rent vs Own

62.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.6% of the housing units in Wheeling, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8645.20
  2. Census Tract 8026.10
  3. Census Tract 8026.07

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wheeling, IL was Census Tract 8645.20 with a value of $149,861, followed by Census Tract 8026.10 and Census Tract 8026.07, with respective values of $127,415 and $126,429.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$80,054
Median Household Income
± $3,560
15.5k
Number of Households
± 1,033

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.5k households in Wheeling, IL grew to $80,054 from the previous year's value of $74,331.

The following chart displays the households in Wheeling, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wheeling, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.4%)
  2. Carpooled (12.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.2%)

In 2022, 72.4% of workers in Wheeling, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.5%) and those who worked at home (9.2%).

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wheeling, IL have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Wheeling, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

8.41% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wheeling, IL (3.21k out of 38.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wheeling, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.5% of the population of Wheeling, IL has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 0.152% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cook County, IL see 1046 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.853% decrease from the previous year (1055 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 314 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,046 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cook County, IL

Primary care physicians in Cook County, IL see an average of 1,046 patients per year. This represents a 0.853% decrease from the previous year (1,055 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cook County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20% under 18 years, 22.6% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.5%
Uninsured
43.3%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
0.152%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wheeling, IL grew by 21.8% from 11.9% to 14.5%.

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