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Wheeling, West Virginia
Welcome to Wheeling ...
The location of Wheeling has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Wheeling refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Wheelingite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Wheeling has a population of 27,066 people<3> (see below for details).
Wheeling was established in 1769.
The community of Wheeling is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Wheeling lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Wheeling: (304) & (681)<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Wheeling had a population of 28,486 people (which is 64.1% of the total population of Ohio County). This makes Wheeling the county's most populous community.
The population of Wheeling represents 1.54% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 28,486 people, the population of Wheeling decreased 9.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 31,419 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Wheeling had an population of 27,066 people. This is a decrease of 4.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.85% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Wheeling.
Communities near Wheeling ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, Illinois, Indiana (3), Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan and Missouri.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wheeling.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wheeling:
Websites 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Wheeling: www.cityofwheelingwv.org/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 19 Feb 2019