Wheeling Township, Cook County, Illinois

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Wheeling Township
Location in Cook County
Location in Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
Cook County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°06′37″N 87°56′51″W / 42.11028°N 87.94750°W / 42.11028; -87.94750Coordinates: 42°06′37″N 87°56′51″W / 42.11028°N 87.94750°W / 42.11028; -87.94750
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorJean-Denis Deletraz
 • Total35.99 sq mi (93.21 km2)
 • Land35.90 sq mi (92.97 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)  0.26%
Elevation673 ft (205 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1]154,718
 • Density4,280/sq mi (1,652.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes60004, 60005, 60008, 60016, 60025, 60056, 60062, 60067, 60070, 60089, 60090
FIPS code17-031-81100

Wheeling Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 153,630.[2] It is the northeasternmost and most populated of the six northwest Cook County townships that form the panhandle.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Wheeling Township covers an area of 35.99 square miles (93.2 km2); of this, 35.9 square miles (93 km2) (99.74 percent) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (0.26 percent) is water.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these seven cemeteries: English, Memory Gardens, Randhill Park, Saint Marys, Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran, Shalom Memorial Park and Wheeling.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]


  • Potawatomi Lake


  • Hersey High School
  • Prospect High School
  • Buffalo Grove High School
  • Wheeling High School


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016154,718[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Political districts[edit]

- Elected Officials Jeff Battinus - Trustee Brian Medley - Trustee Ruth O'Connell - Trustee Kathy Penner - Supervisor Jerry Sadler - Assessor JoAnne Schultz - Trustee Joanna Gauza - Clerk


  • "Wheeling Township, Cook County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Wheeling township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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