Wheeling, IL

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Population

38,264

0.674% growth

Median Age

37.4


Median Household Income

$62,478

3.5% growth

Poverty Rate

11.5%


Number of Employees

21,483

2.87% growth

Median Property Value

$181,800

3.3% growth

About

In 2017, Wheeling, IL had a population of 38.3k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $62,478. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wheeling, IL grew from 38,008 to 38,264, a 0.674% increase and its median household income grew from $60,368 to $62,478, a 3.5% increase.

The population of Wheeling, IL is 48.3% White Alone, 31.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.8% Asian Alone. 58.8% of the people in Wheeling, IL speak a non-English language, and 78.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wheeling, IL are Worsham College of Mortuary Science (88 degrees awarded in 2016) and SOLEX College (24 degrees).

The median property value in Wheeling, IL is $181,800, and the homeownership rate is 61.4%. Most people in Wheeling, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheeling, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wheeling, IL employs 21.5k people. The largest industries in Wheeling, IL are Manufacturing (3,262 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,698 people), and Retail Trade (2,647 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,563), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,261), and Finance & Insurance ($59,679).

Median household income in Wheeling, IL is $62,478. Males in Wheeling, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Wheeling, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,478

2017 value

± $2,692

3.5%

1 Year Growth

± 7.71%

Households in Wheeling, IL have a median annual income of $62,478, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,368 in 2016, which represents a 3.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wheeling, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wheeling, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wheeling, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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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 8026.05

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wheeling, IL was Census Tract 8645.20 with a value of $132,656, followed by Census Tract 8026.10 and Census Tract 8026.05, with respective values of $84,375 and $80,395.

The following map shows all of the places in Wheeling, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wheeling, IL (4.35k out of 37.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,787 ± 397

  2. Hispanic

    2,200 ± 384

  3. Other

    821 ± 253

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

21.5k

2017 Value

± 1,025

2.87%

1 Year growth

± 6.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wheeling, IL grew at a rate of 2.87%, from 20.9k employees to 21.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wheeling, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,838 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,252 people), and Production Occupations (2,145 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wheeling, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wheeling, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,838 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,252 people), and Production Occupations (2,145 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wheeling, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.5 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.72 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wheeling, IL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($143,417), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,337), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($78,056).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.5k

2017 Value

± 1,025

2.87%

1 Year growth

± 6.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wheeling, IL grew at a rate of 2.87%, from 20.9k employees to 21.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wheeling, IL, are Manufacturing (3,262 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,698 people), and Retail Trade (2,647 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Wheeling, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,262 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,698 people), and Retail Trade (2,647 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wheeling, IL has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.81 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.5 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wheeling, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,563), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,261), and Finance & Insurance ($59,679).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.6% of the population of Wheeling, IL has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 9.02% on Medicare, 7.72% on non-group plans, and 0.461% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Wheeling, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Wheeling, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.4%

Uninsured

51.1%

Employer Coverage

17.3%

Medicaid

9.02%

Medicare

7.72%

Non-Group

0.461%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wheeling, IL declined by 15% from 16.9% to 14.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wheeling, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Wheeling, IL is home to a population of 38.3k people, from which 78.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 41.8% of Wheeling, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wheeling, IL is composed of 18.5k White Alone residents (48.3%), 11.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (31.1%), 6.04k Asian Alone residents (15.8%), 1.2k Black or African American Alone residents (3.15%), 560 Two or More Races residents (1.46%), 46 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.12%), 29 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0758%), and 23 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0601%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wheeling, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (10,446 speakers), Russian (2,812 speakers), and Polish (1,223 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wheeling, IL was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Wheeling, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wheeling, IL residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

41.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

41.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 41.8% of Wheeling, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wheeling, IL was 41.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wheeling, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Wheeling, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

78.1%

2017 Citizenship

77.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 78.1% of Wheeling, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wheeling, IL was 77.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.5k ± 933

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.9k ± 1.53k

  3. Asian Alone

    6.04k ± 785

In 2017, there were 1.55 times more White Alone residents (18.5k people) in Wheeling, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Hispanic or Latino and 6.04k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Wheeling, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    10,446 speakers (29.7%)

  2. Russian

    2,812 speakers (8%)

  3. Polish

    1,223 speakers (3.48%)

58.8% of Wheeling, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Wheeling, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 29.7% of the overall population of Wheeling, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 8% speak Russian and 3.48% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    321 ± 96

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    122 ± 74

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    96 ± 77

Wheeling, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wheeling, IL awarded 112 degrees. The student population of Wheeling, IL is skewed towards women, with 76 male students and 110 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wheeling, IL are White (68 and 62.4%), followed by Black or African American (20 and 18.3%), Hispanic or Latino (17 and 15.6%), and Asian (4 and 3.67%).

The largest universities in Wheeling, IL by number of degrees awarded are Worsham College of Mortuary Science (88 and 78.6%) and SOLEX College (24 and 21.4%).

The most popular majors in Wheeling, IL are General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science (88 and 78.6%), Physical Therapy Technician (16 and 14.3%), and Medical Assistant (5 and 4.46%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 56 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wheeling, IL was General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science with 56 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wheeling, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 88 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Wheeling, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Worsham College of Mortuary Science with 88 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

47

Degrees Awarded to Men

65

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 47 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wheeling, IL, which is 0.723 times less than the 65 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    68 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    17 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wheeling, IL were to White students. These 68 degrees mean that there were 3.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheeling, IL was $181,800 in 2017, which is 0.835 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $176,000 to $181,800, a 3.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Wheeling, IL is 61.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wheeling, IL have an average commute time of 23.7 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.

Income

Household Income

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$62,478

Median Household Income

± $2,692

14.2k

Number of Households

± 770

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.2k households in Wheeling, IL grew to $62,478 from the previous year's value of $60,368.

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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Housing

Property Value

$181,800

2017 Median

± $8,191

$176,000

2016 Median

± $7,210

In 2017, the median property value in Wheeling, IL grew to to $181,800 from the previous year's value of $176,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wheeling, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wheeling, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wheeling, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wheeling, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.4%

2017 Homeownership

61.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.4% of the housing units in Wheeling, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wheeling, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wheeling, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wheeling, IL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wheeling, IL have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.04% of the workforce in Wheeling, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.5%

  2. Carpooled

    14.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.93%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wheeling, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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