Wheeling, West Virginia

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City of Wheeling, West Virginia
City
Downtown Wheeling and the Ohio River as viewed from Wheeling Island in 2006
Nickname(s): The Friendly City, Your Place to Play
Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia
Coordinates: 40°4′13″N 80°41′55″W / 40.07028°N 80.69861°W / 40.07028; -80.69861Coordinates: 40°4′13″N 80°41′55″W / 40.07028°N 80.69861°W / 40.07028; -80.69861
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Ohio, Marshall
Settled 1769
Established 1806
Incorporated 1836
Government
 • Mayor Andy McKenzie
 • City Manager Robert Herron
 • Police Chief Robert Matheny
 • Fire Chief Larry Helms
Area
 • City 15.8 sq mi (41.0 km2)
 • Land 13.9 sq mi (36.0 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)  12.07%
Elevation 687-1,300 ft (209-396 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 28,486
 • Density 2,110.1/sq mi (814.7/km2)
 • Metro 145,454
  metro pop'n. as of 2007[1]
Time zone Eastern (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26003
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-86452[2]
GNIS feature ID 1548994[3]

Wheeling is a city in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is in both Ohio County and Marshall County. It is the county seat of Ohio County.[4] Wheeling is the main city of the Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city had 28,486 (31,059 in Ohio County, 360 in Marshall County) people as of the 2010 census.

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