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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Wheeling Township is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 155,311. Wheeling Township is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Wheeling Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wheeling Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wheeling Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Wheeling Township are highly rated.
About Wheeling Township...
Population
155,311

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$292,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,208
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Wheeling Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,273
National
$55,322
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Wheeling Township Reviews

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Wheeling is one of the most underappreciated towns in the Chicago suburbs. We have a welcoming community with a diverse population to offer inclusion for all. I wouldn't have wanted to grow up anywhere besides here.
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I couldn’t of asked for a better place to have grown up in. You get comfortable knowing those who live near you and I’ve felt like its one of the safest neighborhoods.
Wheeling is up-and-coming. There has been new developments in the village and they are trying to build up the downtown area. With that said, there is still a lot of room for improvement.