Wheaton is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 54,186, it is the 27th largest city in Illinois and the 806th largest city in the United States. Wheaton is currently growing at a rate of 0.20% annually and its population has increased by 0.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,970 in 2020. Spanning over 11 miles, Wheaton has a population density of 4,793 people per square mile.
The average household income in Wheaton is $137,203 with a poverty rate of 5.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,464 per month, and the median house value is $371,700. The median age in Wheaton is 37.3 years, 34.9 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wheatonwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.61%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 68.52%.
85.22% of Wheaton residents speak only English, while 14.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.91% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheaton is Black, with 23.56% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheaton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.52%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Wheaton
88.33% of Wheaton residents were born in the United States, with 60.27% having been born in Illinois. 4.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.