Wheeling, West Virginia

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City of Wheeling, West Virginia
Downtown Wheeling and the Ohio River as viewed from Wheeling Island in 2006
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
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
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountiesOhio, Marshall
Settled1769
Established1806
Incorporated1836
Government
 • MayorAndy McKenzie
 • City ManagerRobert Herron
 • Police ChiefRobert Matheny
 • Fire ChiefLarry Helms
Area
 • City15.8 sq mi (41.0 km2)
 • Land13.9 sq mi (36.0 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)  12.07%
Elevation
687-1,300 ft (209-396 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City28,486
 • Density2,110.1/sq mi (814.7/km2)
 • Metro
145,454
 metro pop'n. as of 2007[1]
Time zoneUTC-4 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26003
Area code(s)304
FIPS code54-86452[2]
GNIS feature ID1548994[3]
Websitehttp://www.wheelingwv.gov/

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. It was previously home to the Wheeling Stogies minor league baseball team.

References[change | change source]

  1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007 (CBSA-EST2007-01): 2007 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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