The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1769.
  • Incorporated in 1836.
  • The birth place of West Virginia and The First State Capitol.
  • 55 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh, 120 miles from Columbus, Ohio and 130 miles from Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Elevation is 687 feet above sea level.
  • Population is 31,400 (2000 Data).
  • Climate temperatures range from an average of 72.7? Fahrenheit in the summer to an average of 29.3? Fahrenheit in the winter. Average annual rainfall is 36" and snowfall is also 36".
  • Wheeling is the largest city in the Wheeling-Belmont County (Ohio) Metropolitan Statistical Area that includes Ohio and Marshall Counties, WV and Belmont County, OH.

Business Quick Facts

  • Wholesale trade sales, 1997 ($1000) - 1,361,087
  • Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) - 354,337
  • Retail sales per capita, 1997 - $10,620
  • Accommodation and foodservices sales, 1997 ($1000) - 51,629
  • Total number of firms, 1997 - 2,988
  • Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 - F 3.8%
  • Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 - 32.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

From the region’s largest trail system, to national schools of excellence, to a reorganized municipal government, the City of Wheeling offers a dynamic environment for you, your family and your business. There are many features that are unique to this area and we are proud of them! Our businesses enjoy the business climate as well with our advanced, motivated work force. The work force also enjoys being active in our various professional organizations. The area boasts year-round entertainment, leisure, sports, music, festivals, dining, shopping, and much more.

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