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Wheeling is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The village was named for Wheeling, WV.
[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 42.139N. The longitude is -87.928W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,495.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wheeling demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60070 ZIP code.
15% of Wheeling residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $24,989, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Wheeling residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wheeling, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $824. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,327.
Libraries in Wheeling include Indian Trails Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wheeling political report.
Wheeling restaurants taking online reservations include Don Roth's Blackhawk, Le Francais, Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Wheeling, Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Wheeling, Tuscany - Wheeling ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Wheeling workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wheeling between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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