Wheeling, West Virginia

Population 28,333

Wheeling is located in Ohio County, WV. The population is 28,333, making Wheeling the largest city in Ohio County and the 5th largest city in the state of West Virginia.

There are 16 public schools in Wheeling with an average Homefacts rating of A-. The total crime rate for Wheeling is low , and there are 102 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Wheeling is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Wheeling property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Wheeling include Bethlehem, Martins Ferry and Bridgeport.

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School Rating is Excellent
  • No High School Diploma: 9.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 60.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 29.9%

Crime Rate

48.49% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 107
  • Violent Crimes: 183
  • Robbery: 31
  • Burglary: 122
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 869

Registered Offenders

67.74% Higher than national avg.
  • 102 offenders in Wheeling
  • 36.00 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

236 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 9
  • Registered Polluters: 16
  • Superfunds: 38
  • Tanks & Spills: 173


Moderate 4.3%
  • West Virginia unemployment average: 4.3%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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16 Public Schools view public schools

There are 16 K-12 public schools in Wheeling, WV and 7 private schools. Homefacts rates Wheeling's schools as Excellent, with an overall A- rating.

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Crime view details

102 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Wheeling, WV

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55 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Wheeling, WV issued 55 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 55 permits, 3 were issued for single family homes and 52 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Wheeling, WV issued 28 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 28 permits, 19 were issued for single family homes and 9 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $576
  • 1 Bedroom: $626
  • 2 Bedrooms: $812
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,060
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,210

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Environmental Hazards

236 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (362/384)
    Wheeling, WV has 94.27% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Wheeling, WV is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4 Average
    Wheeling, WV is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 28.42°
  • February 32.13°
  • March 42.33°
  • April 53.25°
  • May 62.27°
  • June 69.47°
  • July 73.73°
  • August 72.02°
  • September 65.7°
  • October 54.02°
  • November 43.6°
  • December 33.48°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Wheeling, WV

Wheeling, WV has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Wheeling, WV has no risk of hurricanes.
Wheeling, WV has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Wheeling, WV has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Wheeling, WV: $38,082


Unemployment in Wheeling is 4.3%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.3% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 40.35%
White Collar - 59.65%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
  • Sen. Joe Manchin III

City Representatives

  • David McKinley
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