Wheeling (Illinois)

Cook County Lake County


Wheeling is a municipality ( with a status of "Village" ) in Cook County and to a lesser extent in Lake County in the north east of the U.S. state of Illinois. In 2010, Wheeling had 37 648 inhabitants.

Wheeling is part of the Chicago metropolitan area.


Wheeling is located in the northeastern suburb of Chicago area on the west bank of the Des Plaines River, one of the two sources of the opening into the Mississippi River Illinois. The town is located at 42 ° 07'53 " north latitude and 87 ° 55'47 " west longitude and extending over 22.53 km ². Wheeling is located predominantly in the Wheeling Township of Cook County and the northern suburbs to a small part in the Vernon Township of Lake County.

Towns nearby Wheeling are Riverwoods (6.7 km north-east ), Northbrook ( at the eastern city limits ), Glenview (17 km southeast), Prospect Heights ( on the southern city limits ), Arlington Heights ( on the southwest city limits ), Palatine (12 4 km west-southwest ) and Buffalo Grove ( on the north- western city limit).

The city center of Chicago located 46.4 km south east, after Rockford there are 117 kilometers to the west, Wisconsin's capital is Madison, and 192 km north-west to Milwaukee, there are 111 kilometers to the north.


Along the western outskirts of the city of Wheeling extends Interstate 294 meets Interstate 94 near the northeastern city limits and is the quickest way from Chicago to Milwaukee. In the city of Wheeling take U.S. Highway 45 and the Illinois State Routes 21 and 68 together. All other roads are minor roadways as well as within city roads.

The North Central Service performs a line of METRA, a level comparable to a German S -Bahn transit system of Greater Chicago, through the center of Wheeling.

In the southeast of the urban area, the Chicago Executive Airport, which is equally owned by the municipalities Prospect Heights and Wheeling and one of the largest airports in Illinois is located. The larger O'Hare International Airport in Chicago is located 25.5 km south of Wheeling.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Wheeling 37 648 people in 14,461 households. The population density was 1671 people per square kilometer. In the 14,461 households lived statistically 2.57 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 67.0 percent white, 2.4 percent African American, 0.8 percent Native American, 12.9 percent of Asians and 14.4 percent of other ethnic groups; 2.5 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 31.2 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

22.0 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 65.8 percent were between 18 and 64 and 12.2 percent were 65 years or older. 50.8 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 59,026. The per capita income was $ 27,502. 10.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.