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
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
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]
Website http://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.

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