Wheeling, WV-OH

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Population

143,801

0.677% decline

Median Age

44.2


Median Household Income

$45,625

4.32% growth

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Number of Employees

62,063

1.96% decline

Median Property Value

$101,400

2.53% growth

About

In 2017, Wheeling, WV-OH had a population of 144k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $45,625. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wheeling, WV-OH declined from 144,781 to 143,801, a -0.677% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,736 to $45,625, a 4.32% increase.

The population of Wheeling, WV-OH is 93.6% White Alone, 3.39% Black or African American Alone, and 1.18% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Wheeling, WV-OH speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wheeling, WV-OH are West Liberty University (587 degrees awarded in 2016), Wheeling Jesuit University (435 degrees), and West Virginia Northern Community College (388 degrees).

The median property value in Wheeling, WV-OH is $101,400, and the homeownership rate is 74.4%. Most people in Wheeling, WV-OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheeling, WV-OH is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

Economy

The economy of Wheeling, WV-OH employs 62.1k people. The largest industries in Wheeling, WV-OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,216 people), Retail Trade (8,538 people), and Educational Services (5,542 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,531), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,897), and Utilities ($70,553).

Median household income in Wheeling, WV-OH is $45,625. Males in Wheeling, WV-OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,809. The income inequality in Wheeling, WV-OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,625

2017 value

± $1,226

4.32%

1 Year Growth

± 3.82%

Households in Wheeling, WV-OH have a median annual income of $45,625, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,736 in 2016, which represents a 4.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,819

Average Male Salary

± $967

$45,809

Average Female Salary

± $722

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,297 ± $5,164

  2. White

    $47,402 ± $598

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,729 ± $34,565

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.29 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Ohio by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wheeling, WV-OH is from Ohio.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0776% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wheeling, WV-OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $106,933, followed by Warren County, OH and Geauga County, OH, with respective values of $84,130 and $82,741.

The following map shows all of the counties in Wheeling, WV-OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wheeling, WV-OH (19.5k out of 137k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    17,579 ± 813

  2. Black

    1,359 ± 251

  3. Hispanic

    337 ± 148

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wheeling, WV-OH is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

62.1k

2017 Value

± 1,521

-1.96%

1 Year decline

± 3.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wheeling, WV-OH declined at a rate of -1.96%, from 63.3k employees to 62.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wheeling, WV-OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,762 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,148 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (5,116 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wheeling, WV-OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wheeling, WV-OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,762 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,148 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (5,116 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Wheeling, WV-OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.68 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.66 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wheeling, WV-OH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($77,250), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,596), and Management Occupations ($55,272).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

62.1k

2017 Value

± 1,521

-1.96%

1 Year decline

± 3.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wheeling, WV-OH declined at a rate of -1.96%, from 63.3k employees to 62.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wheeling, WV-OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,216 people), Retail Trade (8,538 people), and Educational Services (5,542 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wheeling, WV-OH, though some of these residents may live in Wheeling, WV-OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Wheeling, WV-OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,216 people), Retail Trade (8,538 people), and Educational Services (5,542 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Wheeling, WV-OH has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.62 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.33 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wheeling, WV-OH, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,531), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,897), and Utilities ($70,553).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $65.2B

  2. $64.2B

  3. $45.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.2B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($64.2B) and Machinery ($45.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$614B

2015 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

55% growth

In 2015, total outbound Ohio trade was $614B. This is expected to increase 55% to $952B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $44.3B

  2. $34.5B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $44.3B, followed by Indiana with $34.5B and Pennsylvania and $31.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.8% of the population of Wheeling, WV-OH has health coverage, with 48.5% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Wheeling, WV-OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Wheeling, WV-OH see 1307 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.538% increase from the previous year (1300 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1656 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 561 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,307 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,307 patients per year. This represents a 0.538% increase from the previous year (1,300 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.18%

Uninsured

48.5%

Employer Coverage

16.4%

Medicaid

15.6%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

1.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wheeling, WV-OH declined by 17.4% from 8.69% to 7.18%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wheeling, WV-OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Ohio by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Wheeling, WV-OH is home to a population of 144k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.12% of Wheeling, WV-OH residents were born outside of the country (1.61k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wheeling, WV-OH is composed of 135k White Alone residents (93.6%), 4.87k Black or African American Alone residents (3.39%), 1.7k Two or More Races residents (1.18%), 1.37k Hispanic or Latino residents (0.955%), 660 Asian Alone residents (0.459%), 362 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.252%), 137 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0953%), and 44 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0306%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wheeling, WV-OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wheeling, WV-OH was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Wheeling, WV-OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wheeling, WV-OH residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.12%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.61k people

1.25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.81k people

As of 2017, 1.12% of Wheeling, WV-OH residents (1.61k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wheeling, WV-OH was 1.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    56,561 ± 5,825 people

  2. Mexico

    44,953 ± 5,195 people

  3. China

    32,750 ± 4,437 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 56,561 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Wheeling, WV-OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wheeling, WV-OH was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    135k ± 89

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.87k ± 226

  3. Two or More Races

    1.7k ± 266

In 2017, there were 27.6 times more White Alone residents (135k people) in Wheeling, WV-OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.87k Black or African American Alone and 1.7k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Wheeling, WV-OH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Wheeling, WV-OH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Wheeling, WV-OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wheeling, WV-OH are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,362 ± 321

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,225 ± 215

  3. Korea

    1,194 ± 175

Wheeling, WV-OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wheeling, WV-OH awarded 1,820 degrees. The student population of Wheeling, WV-OH is skewed towards women, with 2,781 male students and 4,640 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wheeling, WV-OH are White (1,623 and 89.7%), followed by Black or African American (60 and 3.31%), Unknown (60 and 3.31%), and Two or More Races (29 and 1.6%).

The largest universities in Wheeling, WV-OH by number of degrees awarded are West Liberty University (587 and 32.3%), Wheeling Jesuit University (435 and 23.9%), and West Virginia Northern Community College (388 and 21.3%).

The most popular majors in Wheeling, WV-OH are Registered Nursing (182 and 10%), General Business Administration & Management (142 and 7.8%), and General Studies (107 and 5.88%).

The median tuition costs in Wheeling, WV-OH are $27,000 for private four year colleges, and $5,955 and $10,556 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 71 degrees awarded

  2. 122 degrees awarded

  3. 75 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wheeling, WV-OH was General Studies with 71 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Wheeling, WV-OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 587 degrees awarded

  2. 435 degrees awarded

  3. 388 degrees awarded

$5,955

Median In-State Public

$27,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Wheeling, WV-OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Liberty University with 587 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

599

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,221

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 599 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wheeling, WV-OH, which is 0.491 times less than the 1,221 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,623 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    60 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    60 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wheeling, WV-OH were to White students. These 1,623 degrees mean that there were 27.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 60 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheeling, WV-OH was $101,400 in 2017, which is 0.466 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,900 to $101,400, a 2.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Wheeling, WV-OH is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wheeling, WV-OH have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wheeling, WV-OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,625

Median Household Income

± $1,226

57.5k

Number of Households

± 1,386

In 2017, the median household income of the 57.5k households in Wheeling, WV-OH grew to $45,625 from the previous year's value of $43,736.

The following chart displays the households in Wheeling, WV-OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$101,400

2017 Median

± $2,741

$98,900

2016 Median

± $2,023

In 2017, the median property value in Wheeling, WV-OH grew to to $101,400 from the previous year's value of $98,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wheeling, WV-OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wheeling, WV-OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wheeling, WV-OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wheeling, WV-OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.4% of the housing units in Wheeling, WV-OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wheeling, WV-OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wheeling, WV-OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wheeling, WV-OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wheeling, WV-OH have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Wheeling, WV-OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.7%

  2. Carpooled

    6.87%

  3. Walked

    3.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wheeling, WV-OH was Drove Alone (85.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.87%) and those who Walked (3.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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