Wheaton, Illinois Population 2022

54,186
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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.

Wheaton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wheatonwas:

  • White: 83.28%
  • Asian: 6.61%
  • Two or more races: 4.82%
  • Black or African American: 3.90%
  • Other race: 1.25%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Wheaton, Illinois is 54,186 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 53,970.

Wheaton, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Wheaton Population by Race

Wheaton Population Pyramid 2022

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Wheaton Median Age

36.7


Total

35


Male

38.4


Female

Wheaton Adults

There are 41,044 adults, (8,587 of whom are seniors) in Wheaton.

Wheaton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheaton Sex Ratio

Female

26,790

50.40%

Male

26,367

49.60%

Wheaton Population by Age

Wheaton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wheaton Household Types

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wheaton Households and Families

3.22

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Wheaton Households by Type

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Wheaton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wheaton Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Wheaton Educational Attainment by Race

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$59,922

Average Earnings

$82,158

Average Male

$45,270

Average Female

Wheaton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheaton Language by Age

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Wheaton Language

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.

Wheaton Language

Wheaton Poverty by Race

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5.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.24%

Male Poverty Rate

7.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheaton

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%.

Wheaton Poverty

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Wheaton Poverty Rate by Education

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Wheaton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheaton Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Wheaton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wheaton Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Wheaton Marital Status by Race

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Wheaton Marital Status

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1,663

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Wheaton Veterans by War

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Wheaton Veterans by Age

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Wheaton Veterans by Race

Wheaton Veterans by Education

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3.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheaton Veterans by Education

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65.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wheaton Employment by Age

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Wheaton Employment by Race

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Wheaton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.27%

Born in Wheaton

88.33%

Native Born

11.67%

Foreign Born

4.80%

Non Citizen

6.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Wheaton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Wheaton Population by Year