Wheeling has the 1130th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Wheeling area is 6%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Wheeling has the 232nd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Wheeling is below average at $38,180, and the median cost of a home in Wheeling is $96,800, which is below the national average. 28% of workers in Wheeling hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Wheeling. 80% of Wheeling workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Wheeling spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.