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Population
37,982
0.25% growth
Median Age
36.5
Median Household Income
$56,110
-2.49% decline
Poverty Rate
13.7%
Number of Employees
20,584
-1.92% decline
Median Property Value
$172,200
-3.26% decline

Economy

The economy of Wheeling, IL employs 20,584 people. The economy of Wheeling, IL is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Wholesale trade; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 3.88; 1.74; and 1.63 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wheeling, IL are Manufacturing (3,260), Retail trade (2,635), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,304), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($60,483), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($54,880), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($43,274).

Median household income in Wheeling, IL is $56,110. Males in Wheeling, IL have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,345. The income inequality of Wheeling, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.496 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wheeling, IL. In Cook County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,353. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.

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Diversity

Wheeling, IL is home to a population of 37,982 people, from which 77.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wheeling, IL is composed of 18,116 White residents (47.7%), 12,945 Hispanic residents (34.1%), 5,772 Asian residents (15.2%), 752 Black residents (1.98%), and 327 Two+ residents (0.86%). The most common foreign languages in Wheeling, IL are Spanish (10,446 speakers), Russian (2,812 speakers), and Polish (1,223 speakers), but compared to other places, Wheeling, IL has a relative high number of Russian (2,812 speakers), Polish (1,223 speakers), and Other Slavic (633 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Wheeling, IL awarded 147 degrees. The student population of Wheeling, IL is skewed towards females, with 66 male students and 81 female students. Most students in Wheeling, IL are White (111 and 75.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16 and 10.9%), Black or African American (11 and 7.48%), and Asian (3 and 2.04%). The largest universities in Wheeling, IL by number of graduates are Worsham College of Mortuary Science (94 and 63.9%), SOLEX College (42 and 28.6%), and SOLEX Medical Academy (11 and 7.48%). The most popular majors in Wheeling, IL are General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science (56 and 38.1%), Physical Therapy Technician (10 and 6.8%), and Accounting & Finance (7 and 4.76%). The median tuition costs in Wheeling, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheeling, IL is $172,200, which is 0.89 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $178,000 to $172,200, a -3.26% increase. The homeownership rate of Wheeling, IL is 62.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wheeling, IL have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wheeling, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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