Wheeling, WV Demographics


Population (year 2000): 31,419. Estimated population in July 2005: 29,639 (-5.7% change)
Males: 14,353 (45.7%), Females: 17,066 (54.3%)

Ohio County

Zip code: 26003

Median resident age: 42.4 years
Median household income: $27,388 (year 2000)
Median house value: $67,100 (year 2000)

Races in Wheeling:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.3%)
  • Black (5.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (28.5%), Irish (19.1%), English (11.9%), Italian (7.5%), Polish (6.5%), United States (6.3%).

Elevation: 672 feet

Land area: 13.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wheeling

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wheeling city

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -3,959 (-11.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Wheeling:

  • OHIO VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (2000 EOFF STREET)
  • PETERSON REHAB HOSP AND GER C (OHIO COUNTY)
  • WHEELING HOSPITAL (MEDICAL PARK)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wheeling:

  • PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL (about 44 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; ID: PIT)
  • ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 58 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; ID: AGC)
  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 63 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; ID: MGW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wheeling:

  • WHEELING OHIO CO (about 9 miles; WHEELING, WV; ID: HLG)
  • MARSHALL COUNTY (about 15 miles; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; ID: 74D)
  • ALDERMAN (about 18 miles; ST CLAIRSVILLE, OH; ID: 2P7)
Amtrak station:
WHEELING (70 12TH ST.) – Bus Station

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Wheeling:

  • WEST VIRGINIA NORTHERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,456; Location: 1704 MARKET ST; Public; Website: www.northern.wvnet.edu)
  • WHEELING JESUIT UNIVERSITY (FT enrollment: 1,278; Location: 316 WASHINGTON AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)
  • SCOTT COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY (FT enrollment: 30; Location: 1502 MARKET ST; Private, for-profit)
  • OHIO VALLEY MEDICAL CTR PROGRAM OF RADIOLOGIC TECH (Location: 2000 EOFF ST; Public)
  • WHEELING HOSPITAL PROGRAM OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (Location: 1 MEDICAL PK; Private, not-for-profit)
  • WEST VIRGINIA BUSINESS COLLEGE (Location: 1052 MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheeling:

  • WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE (about 10 miles; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,453)
  • ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE (about 47 miles; MOON TOWNSHIP, PA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-MAIN CAMPUS (about 53 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; FT enrollment: 22,930)
  • DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; FT enrollment: 8,199)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 54 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; FT enrollment: 9,058)
  • GENEVA COLLEGE (about 54 miles; BEAVER FALLS, PA; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • POINT PARK COLLEGE (about 56 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; FT enrollment: 2,189)

Schools

Public high school in Wheeling:

  • WHEELING PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,807; Location: 1976 PARK VIEW RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Wheeling:

  • LINSLY SCHOOL (Students: 411; Location: 60 KNOX LANE; Grades: 5 – 12)
  • CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 368; Location: 75 14TH ST; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • MT DE CHANTAL VISITATION ACAD (Students: 184; Location: 410 WASHINGTON AVENUE; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Wheeling:

  • WARWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 538; Location: 150 VIKING DRIVE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • TRIADELPHIA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 471; Location: 1636 NATIONAL RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SHERRARD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 351; Location: 1000 FAIRMONT PIKE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • ELM GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 336; Location: RR 2 BOX 444; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SHERRARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: RR 3 BOX 505; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WOODSDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 310; Location: 1 BETHANY PIKE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MADISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 91 ZANE ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • STEENROD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 261; Location: 100 CLARKS LN; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RITCHIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: 3700 WOOD ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WHEELING MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 3500 CHAPLINE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Wheeling:

  • ST MICHAEL PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 503; Location: 1221 NATIONAL ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 263; Location: 127 KEY AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF PEACE SCHOOL (Students: 239; Location: 640 OLD FAIRMONT PK; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 1512 WARWOOD AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • WHEELING COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 107; Location: 8 PARK ROAD; Grades: PK – 5)
  • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 78; Location: 16 RIDGECREST RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • WHEELING CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY (Students: 75; Location: 14TH AND BYRON ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • SALOMI’S MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 35 G C EP RD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Wheeling:

  • OHIO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $964,985; Location: 52 16TH ST.; 107,417 books; 1,978 audio materials; 2,160 video materials; 304 serial subscriptions)