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Wheeling is a township in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Wheeling. For links to other places called Wheeling, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Wheeling is 42.110N. The longitude is -87.947W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 158,236.


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Median household income
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$62,817
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wheeling demographic reports
Wheeling is on the Des Plaines River.
The township encompasses parts of the communities of Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Northbrook and Rolling Meadows.
Year founded: 1850

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19% of Wheeling residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wheeling ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wheeling was $30,086, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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39% of Wheeling residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wheeling, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $815.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,520.


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Libraries in Wheeling include Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Biblioteca Del Centro, Des Plaines Public Library, Indian Trails Public Library, Mount Prospect Public Library, Northbrook Public Library, Prospect Heights Public Library, Rolling Meadows Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wheeling include Arlington Heights Journal & Topics, Daily Herald, Des Plaines Journal, Mount Prospect Journal, Prospect Heights Journal, Riverside-Brookfield Landmark

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wheeling political report.

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Wheeling restaurants taking online reservations include Birch River Grill American Kitchen aka Birch River Grill and American Kitchen, David's Bistro, Don Roth's Blackhawk, Forty One North, Kamehachi of Tokyo - Northbrook, Le Francais, Le Titi de Paris, Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Wheeling, Prairie Grass Cafe, Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Wheeling ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Wheeling workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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