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Wheeling, West Virginia

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Welcome to Wheeling ...

The city of Wheeling is primarily located in Ohio County and is the County Seat for Ohio County. A portion of Wheeling extends into Marshall County.

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>.

Community   2017
Brilliant (OH)   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mingo Junction (OH)   [Map]   3,262   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   1,548   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   5,049   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   3,612   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Follansbee   [Map]   2,765   N   18 miles [29 km]

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.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wheeling. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wheeling. Our list includes 39 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wheeling:

Websites for Wheeling ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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 city'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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wheeling.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wheeling - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 Wheeling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheeling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0752, Longitude: -80.6954     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheeling have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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