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Wheeling, West Virginia

Wheeling is a city located in West Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 31,419. It is the county seat of Ohio County6.

Geography Wheeling is located at 40°4'13" North, 80°41'55" West (40.070348, -80.698604)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.0 km² (15.8 mi²). 36.0 km² (13.9 mi²) of it is land and 4.9 km² (1.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 12.07% water.

Demographics As of the census1 of 2000, there are 31,419 people, 13,719 households, and 7,806 families residing in the city. The population density is 872.1/km² (2,258.4/mi²). There are 15,706 housing units at an average density of 436.0/km² (1,128.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.72% White, 4.99% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,719 households out of which 23.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% are non-families. 38.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $27,388, and the median income for a family is $38,708. Males have a median income of $30,750 versus $22,099 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,923. 18.0% of the population and 13.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.3% are under the age of 18 and 11.2% are 65 or older.

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