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Wheeling is located at 42°7'53" North, 87°55'47" West (42.131526, -87.929586).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 21.9 km² (8.4 mi²). 21.8 km² (8.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.47% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 34,496 people, 13,280 households, and 8,459 families residing in the village. The population density is 1,585.6/km² (4,106.5/mi²). There are 13,697 housing units at an average density of 629.6/km² (1,630.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 76.68% White, 2.44% African American, 0.23% Native American, 9.26% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 9.18% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. 20.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 13,280 households out of which 31.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% are married couples living together, 9.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% are non-families. 30.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.26.
In the village the population is spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 35.2% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $55,491, and the median income for a family is $63,088. Males have a median income of $41,586 versus $32,262 for females. The per capita income for the village is $24,989. 5.3% of the population and 2.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.3% of those under the age of 18 and 7.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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