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Wheaton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Wheaton had a population of 53,650 as of July 1, 2016. Wheaton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wheaton is located at latitude 41.8561 and longitude -88.1075 in DuPage County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wheaton (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. DuPage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 758 feet.

The City of Wheaton (GNIS ID: 2397294) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Wheaton is located within Township of Milton, a minor civil division (MCD) of DuPage County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wheaton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wheaton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 53,650
Population in Households 50,718
Population in Familes 42,693
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,932
Population Density1 4,768
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 19,502
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 13,420
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,980 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,522 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,014 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $359,687
Average Home Value $413,213


Median Household Income $88,108
Average Household Income $117,260
Per Capita Income $44,475
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.35%
Households 0.26% 0.37%
Families 0.15% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wheaton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheaton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 98th
Population Density1 # 50 96th
Diversity Index2 # 302 78th
Median Household Income # 98 93rd
Per Capita Income # 70 95th

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