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Welcome to Wheeling ...

The village of Wheeling is primarily located in Cook County<1>. A portion of Wheeling extends into Lake County.

The location of Wheeling has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Wheeling: WHEE-ling<3>

When the people of Wheeling refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Wheelingite<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wheeling has a population of 38,617 people<5> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Wheeling.

Wheeling is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<6>.

Time Zone: Wheeling lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Wheeling: (847) & (224)<7>

The ZIP code for Wheeling: 60090<8>

Websites for Wheeling ...

Official Website: www.vi.wheeling.il.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wheeling had an population of 38,617 people. This is an increase of 2.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wheeling had a population of 37,648 people. This makes Wheeling the county's 19th most populous community.

The population of Wheeling represents 0.29% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 37,648 people, the population of Wheeling increased 9.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 34,496 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wheeling.

Communities Also Named Wheeling ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Wheeling - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana (3), Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wheeling.

Communities near Wheeling ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wheeling.

  • Elgin [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
    • Elgin [Kane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<9> to the west of Wheeling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<10>
  • Waukegan [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukegan
    • Waukegan [Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<9> to the north of Wheeling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,453 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waukegan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukegan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukegan<10>
  • Evanston [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanston
    • Evanston [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<9> to the southeast of Wheeling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,683 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<10>
  • Schaumburg [Cook County]
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    • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<9> to the southwest of Wheeling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg<10>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Palatine [Cook County]
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      • Palatine [Cook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<9> to the west of Wheeling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palatine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palatine<10>
    • Skokie [Cook County]
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      • Skokie [Cook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<9> to the southeast of Wheeling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,404 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skokie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skokie<10>
    • Des Plaines [Cook County]
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      • Des Plaines [Cook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<9> to the south of Wheeling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Plaines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Plaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Plaines<10>
    • Oak Park [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Park
      • Oak Park [Cook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<9> to the southeast of Wheeling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Park<10>
    • Hoffman Estates [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman Estates
      • Hoffman Estates [Cook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<9> to the southwest of Wheeling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman Estates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoffman Estates<10>
    • Glenview [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenview
      • Glenview [Cook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<9> to the southeast of Wheeling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenview<10>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wheeling. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wheeling.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wheeling. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wheeling.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wheeling. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wheeling.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wheeling ...

Looking for more information about Wheeling? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wheeling, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wheeling.

Adding Wheeling to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wheeling in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wheeling was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Wheeling in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wheeling on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Illinois

About Cook County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wheeling: www.vi.wheeling.il.us/

The official website for Cook County: www.co.cook.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Cook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Wheeling. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Wheeling refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Wheeling may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wheeling.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wheeling - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847).
<8>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Wheeling). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wheeling or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<9>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wheeling) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wheeling. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WheelingOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheeling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1307, Longitude: -87.9240       In this case, the coordinates for Wheeling have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<10>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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