Wheaton, Illinois Population 2021

52,019
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Wheaton Demographics

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

  • White: 84.74%
  • Asian: 6.35%
  • Black or African American: 4.48%
  • Two or more races: 3.27%
  • Other race: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Wheaton, Illinois is 52,019based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 53,108.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 52,894.

Wheaton, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,14384.74%
Asian3,3836.35%
Black or African American2,3854.48%
Two or More Races1,7433.27%
Some Other Race5040.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native840.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.05%
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Wheaton Population By Race

Wheaton Population Pyramid 2021

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Wheaton Median Age

37.3


Total

34.9


Male

38.9


Female

Wheaton Adults

There are 40,902 adults, (8,412 of whom are seniors) in Wheaton.

Wheaton Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheaton Sex Ratio

Mujer

26,996

50.68%

Masculino

26,274

49.32%

Wheaton Population by Age

Wheaton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wheaton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86%14%
All73.2%26.8%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Mujer51.9%48.1%
Masculino49.1%50.9%

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wheaton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,1742.6273.2
Married11,5643.2586
Non Family5,7771.2454.7
Mujer1,2972.9751.9
Masculino5363.2149.1

3.18

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Wheaton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6971.99%
9th to 12th Grade6161.76%
High School Graduate3,53610.09%
Some College5,37815.35%
Associates Degree2,3356.66%
Bachelors Degree12,82436.60%
Graduate Degree9,65527.55%
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Wheaton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wheaton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White29,14028,59320,028
Asian2,0571,8601,282
Hispanic1,9181,702595
Black1,3551,174294
2+ Races581419283
Other Race19814577
Native American4621
Islander10

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 68.73%.

Wheaton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$57,206$80,669$44,581
Less Than 9th Grade$28,315$31,477$17,557
High School Graduate$33,341$42,359$30,105
Some College$43,558$51,044$36,831
Bachelors Degree$64,558$89,303$47,759
Graduate Degree$82,938$109,605$56,663

$57,206

Average Earnings

$80,669

Average Male

$44,581

Average Female

Wheaton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wheaton Language by Age

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Wheaton Language

84.59% of Wheaton residents speak only English, while 15.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.72% of the population.

Wheaton Language

Wheaton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,1361,5073.75%
Asian3,08560319.55%
Black2,24639017.36%
Hispanic3,2731324.03%
Multiple1,626814.98%
Other4785912.34%

5.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.45%

Male Poverty Rate

6.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheaton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheaton is Asian, with 19.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheaton is White, with 3.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.73%.

Wheaton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.78%
High School10.31%
Some College5.25%
Bachelors or Greater2.42%

Wheaton Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.73%
Male Unemployed14.15%
Female Employed4.21%
Male Employed2.60%

Wheaton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wheaton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$103,376$137,203
Families$129,339$166,823
Married Families$141,338-
Non Families$52,844$67,055
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Income by Household Type

Wheaton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

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 55-64, 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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1,852

Number of Veterans

1,819

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam854
Second Gulf War268
World War II211
First Gulf War199
Korea128

Wheaton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+674
65 to 74614
35 to 54216
55 to 64193
18 to 34155

Wheaton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7404.92%
Hispanic933.77%
2+ Races475.79%
Asian301.14%
Black211.24%
Other Race144.11%

Wheaton Veterans by Race

Wheaton Veterans by Education

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3.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheaton Veterans by Education

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65.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

3.5%

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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59.89%

Born in Wheaton

87.55%

Native Born

12.45%

Foreign Born

5.11%

Non Citizen

7.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.55% of Wheaton residents were born in the United States, with 59.89% having been born in Illinois. 5.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wheaton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202152,019-363-0.69%
202052,382-363-0.69%
201952,745-363-0.68%
201853,108-298-0.56%
201753,406-112-0.21%
201653,518-218-0.41%
201553,736-33-0.06%
201453,76940.01%
201353,7651890.35%
201253,5761600.30%
201153,4163120.59%
201053,104-2,312-0.43%
200055,4163,9520.74%
199051,4648,4211.80%
198043,04311,9053.29%
197031,1386,8262.51%
196024,31212,6747.65%
195011,6384,2494.65%
19407,3891310.18%
19307,2583,1215.78%
19204,1377141.91%
19103,4231,8237.90%
19001,6000.00%

Wheaton Population by Year