Wheeling, WV Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 15,622 housing units in Wheeling. This represents a 8.8% decline from 17,128 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 15,560 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 62 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Wheeling is about 62.6%. Wheeling's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 12.6%. Average household size is 2.17 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Wheeling were built after 1941.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.20%
One Bedroom18.80%
Two Bedrooms31.60%
Three Bedrooms34.10%
Four Bedrooms10.30%
Five Bedrooms or more3%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.37
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$67,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$53,700

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.85
Median year structure was built1946
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$297

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.50%
Second Mortgage3.50%
Home Equity Loan7.10%
Simple Mortgage37.80%
Debt Free51.10%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs14.2%