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Wheeling, West Virginia
City
Downtown Wheeling from the Chapel Hill neighborhood.
Downtown Wheeling from the Chapel Hill neighborhood.
Flag of Wheeling, West Virginia
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Official seal of Wheeling, West Virginia
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Nickname(s): 
The Friendly City
Location of Wheeling in Ohio and Marshall Counties, West Virginia
Location of Wheeling in Ohio and Marshall Counties, 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 Glenn Elliott
 • City Manager Robert Herron
 • Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger
 • Fire Chief Larry Helms
Area
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 • City 16.00 sq mi (41.43 km2)
 • Land 13.78 sq mi (35.68 km2)
 • Water 2.22 sq mi (5.76 km2)  13.87%
Elevation
687–1,300 ft (209–396 m)
Population
 (2010)[2]
 • City 28,486
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
26,771
 • Density 1,964.86/sq mi (758.63/km2)
 • Urban
81,249 (US: 353rd)
 • Metro
145,205 (US: 288th)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
26003
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-86452
GNIS feature ID 1548994[4]
Website www.wheelingwv.gov