Wheaton, Illinois Population 2024

52,128

Wheaton is a city located in DuPage County Illinois. Wheaton has a 2024 population of 52,128. It is also the county seat of DuPage County.Wheaton is currently declining at a rate of -0.81% annually and its population has decreased by -3.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,800 in 2020.

The average household income in Wheaton is $156,664 with a poverty rate of 5.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wheaton is 37.4 years, 36 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Wheaton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wheaton was:

  • White: 81.17%
  • Two or more races: 6.95%
  • Asian: 6.28%
  • Black or African American: 3.55%
  • Other race: 1.88%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
11.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,611.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.11% (-1,672)
The current population of Wheaton, Illinois is 52,128 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 53,800.

Wheaton, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White43,56881.17%
Two or more races3,7316.95%
Asian3,3706.28%
Black or African American1,9073.55%
Other race1,0111.88%
Native American860.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wheaton Population by Race

Wheaton Population Pyramid 2024

Wheaton Median Age

37.4

Total

36

Male

39

Female

Wheaton Adults

There are 41,619 adults, (9,016 of whom are seniors) in Wheaton.

Wheaton Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheaton Sex Ratio

Female27,25150.77%
Male26,42249.23%

Wheaton Population by Age

Wheaton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All19,9152.5472.627.4
Married11,3943.2786.613.4
Non Family6,8331.251.548.5
Female1,2103.0261.738.3
Male4782.8969.230.8
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3.19

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wheaton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wheaton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wheaton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.82%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 68.8%.

Wheaton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$67,343

Average Earnings

$91,197

Average Male

$52,013

Average Female

Wheaton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheaton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wheaton Language

85.92% of Wheaton residents speak only English, while 14.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.59% of the population.

Wheaton Language

Wheaton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White39,8051,5593.92%
Asian3,08162820.38%
Black1,47640727.57%
Hispanic3,8811914.92%
Other97012112.47%
Multiple3,530431.22%
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5.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.4%

Male Poverty Rate

6.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheaton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheaton is Black, with 27.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheaton is Multiple, with 1.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.46%.

Wheaton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.96%
High School14.33%
Some College2.7%
Bachelors or Greater2.68%
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Wheaton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed16.16%
Female Unemployed13.94%
Female Employed3.33%
Male Employed2.08%
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Wheaton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheaton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wheaton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheaton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wheaton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wheaton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wheaton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,512

Number of Veterans

1,458

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

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Wheaton Veterans by War

count

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Wheaton Veterans by Age

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Wheaton Veterans by Race

Wheaton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheaton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wheaton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wheaton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wheaton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.96%

Born in Wheaton

88.9%

Native Born

11.1%

Foreign Born

4.37%

Non Citizen

6.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.9% of Wheaton residents were born in the United States, with 61.96% having been born in Illinois. 4.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wheaton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202949,988-428-0.85%
202850,416-428-0.84%
202750,844-428-0.83%
202651,272-428-0.83%
202551,700-428-0.82%
202452,128-428-0.81%
202352,556-428-0.81%
202252,984-428-0.8%
202153,412-388-0.72%
202053,8009421.78%
201952,858-405-0.76%
201853,263-284-0.53%
201753,547-107-0.2%
201653,654-212-0.39%
201553,866-31-0.06%
201453,897
201353,8971910.36%
201253,7061620.3%
201153,5443140.59%
201053,230-2,186-3.94%
200055,4163,9527.68%
199051,4648,42119.56%
198043,04311,90538.23%
197031,1386,82628.08%
196024,31212,674108.9%
195011,6384,24957.5%
19407,3891311.8%
19307,2583,12175.44%
19204,13771420.86%
19103,4231,823113.94%
19001,600
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Wheaton Population by Year