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Living In Wheeling, WV

A small city located in West Virginia, Wheeling has a population of just under 28,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (22%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just under 44, is older than most cities in West Virginia. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 64% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $630/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Wheeling will save around $900 compared to the state average.

Averaging about 21 minutes, Wheeling's commute time is faster than the West Virginia average of about 24 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 39% of residents, while public transit is not widely used. Walking (4%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.

Compared to the state average, Wheeling has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 7% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 13% have earned a Bachelor's degree. Many Wheeling residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 22% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Wheeling workers earn an average annual income of about $58,000, about the same as the West Virginia average. However, Wheeling compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.

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