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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Wheeling is a town in West Virginia with a population of 27,190. Wheeling is in Ohio County and is one of the best places to live in West Virginia. Living in Wheeling offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wheeling there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Wheeling and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Wheeling are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$646
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Wheeling Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    744.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    301.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    815.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Wheeling

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,489
National
$55,322
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Wheeling Reviews

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Wheeling is accurately nicknamed "the friendly city" and for good reason. It is a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. I was born and raised in Wheeling. I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel around the world on several occasions, and still look forward to coming home. The crime rate is low, and while the night life and activities aren't as plentiful as other bigger cities, Wheeling is like much else in life: what you make it. I am proud to be a product of Wheeling and will always proudly own my West Virginia heritage no matter where life takes me.
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A low rent here is $700 a month. Teachers and nurses are very low paid. Good place to raise children. Very boring area to live in. Drugs are rampant partly due to boredom i believe. Lots of flooding and snow. We need more for kids to do! We do have a great Hockey team, Wheeling Nailers! And we are close to the burgh and cbus. Our options for nightlife are limited. Mostly for older people ready to retire here! It's okay , but, once my kids grow up I'm leaving the area and I encourage them to as well.
There really is not a lot to do, it is quite boring here. The only thing you can do to keep yourself occupied is going to someone else’s house to hangout. That would be ok with me if Wheeling was a farm town, but it’s not. It is a town that is trying to be a city, but it’s streets are so empty you can see a tumble weed roll past on the sidewalk. I’ve met good people here however. I have some really good friends. I do plan on moving away, but I will always keep in touch with them.