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Wheaton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Wheaton had a population of 54,289 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Wheaton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 54,289
Population in Households 51,162
Population in Familes 43,214
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,127
Population Density2 4,825
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $95,856
Average Household Income $127,633
Per Capita Income $48,400


Total Housing Units 20,679 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,743 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,012 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 923 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $362,849
Average Home Value $419,492


Total Households 19,756
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 13,565
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.24%
Households 0.35% 0.27%
Families 0.24% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

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, 2018 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 # 26 98th
Population Density # 49 96th
Diversity Index # 305 78th
Median Household Income # 99 93rd
Per Capita Income # 66 95th

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