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Wheeling, Missouri
Location of Wheeling, Missouri
Location of Wheeling, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Livingston
Area
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
748 ft (228 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 220
 • Estimate 
(2019)
263
 • Density 819.31/sq mi (316.55/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64688
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-79180
GNIS feature ID 0728695

Wheeling is a city in eastern Livingston County, Missouri, United States. The population was 220 at the 2020 census.

History

Wheeling was laid out in 1865, and named after Wheeling, West Virginia, the native home of a first settler. A post office called Wheeling has been in operation since 1866.

Geography

Wheeling is located at 39°47′12″N 93°23′7″W / 39.78667°N 93.38528°W / 39.78667; -93.38528 (39.786619, -93.385353).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 169
1960 302
1970 268 −11.3%
1980 379 41.4%
1990 284 −25.1%
2000 268 −5.6%
2010 271 1.1%
Est. 2019 263 −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 271 people, 107 households, and 78 families living in the city. The population density was 846.9 inhabitants per square mile (327.0/km2). There were 125 housing units at an average density of 390.6 per square mile (150.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, and 0.4% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 107 households, of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.1% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 40.2 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

Notable people

  • Willis Glassgow, football player and attorney
  • Lawrence Walkup, eleventh president of Northern Arizona University
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