Wheaton, Maryland Population 2020

50,459
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Wheaton is a city located in Maryland. Wheaton has a 2020 population of 50,459. Wheaton is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 4.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,284 in 2010. Wheaton reached it's highest population of 50,688 in 2015.

The average household income in Wheaton is $97,759 with a poverty rate of 10.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,785 per month, and the median house value is $360,400. The median age in Wheaton is 35.9 years, 35.2 years for males, and 36.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.0 males.

Wheaton Demographics

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

  • White: 35.26%
  • Other race: 29.28%
  • Black or African American: 16.51%
  • Asian: 13.37%
  • Two or more races: 4.65%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.33%
The current population of Wheaton, Maryland is 50,459, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 50,459.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,284.

Wheaton, Maryland Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,79035.26%
Some Other Race14,77429.28%
Black or African American8,33116.51%
Asian6,74613.37%
Two or More Races2,3444.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native3070.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1670.33%
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Wheaton Population Pyramid 2020

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Wheaton Median Age

35.9


Total

35.2


Male

36.8


Female

Wheaton Adults

There are 38,343 adults, (5,412 of whom are seniors) in Wheaton.

Wheaton Age Dependency

53.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wheaton Sex Ratio

Female

25,350

50.24%

Male

25,109

49.76%

Wheaton Households and Families

Wheaton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wheaton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.2%26.8%
Male65.1%34.9%
All64.3%35.7%
Non Family58.1%41.9%
Female44.9%55.1%

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,3633.2764.3
Married7,9573.7973.2
Non Family4,0231.3258.1
Female2,3914.4144.9
Male9924.2865.1

3.77

Average Family Size

3.27

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wheaton Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,87814.39%
9th to 12th Grade2,6387.78%
High School Graduate7,06920.86%
Some College5,20115.35%
Associates Degree1,7215.08%
Bachelors Degree6,65019.62%
Graduate Degree5,73316.92%
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Wheaton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic13,0327,6001,980
White9,4089,0115,722
Other Race8,6904,7991,087
Black5,5055,0052,116
Asian5,1353,9922,185
Multiple Races1,043912386
Native American243155102
Islander763526

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.78%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 60.82%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,652$41,348$32,193
Less Than High School$24,038$30,790$19,562
High School Grad$29,773$33,824$22,278
Some College$36,570$38,939$34,333
Bachelors Degree$50,552$53,906$48,155
Graduate Degree$78,482$86,802$70,357

$36,652

Average Earnings

$41,348

Average Male

$32,193

Average Female

Wheaton Language

Wheaton Language by Age

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Wheaton Language

38.86% of Wheaton residents speak only English, while 61.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 40.60% of the population.

Wheaton Poverty

Wheaton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic21,5112,34710.91%
Other14,7241,91212.99%
Black8,2671,41917.16%
Asian6,73072810.82%
White11,8276975.89%
Multiple2,3441295.50%

10.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.21%

Male Poverty Rate

11.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wheaton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wheaton is Black, with 17.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wheaton is Multiple, with 5.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.90%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.84%
High School9.06%
Some College7.75%
Bachelors or Greater3.94%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed16.54%
Female Unemployed8.28%
Female Employed7.57%
Male Employed4.89%

Wheaton Income

Wheaton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$81,598$97,759
Families$82,500$102,581
Married Families$97,321-
Non Families$62,604$71,920
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Wheaton Marital Status

Wheaton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wheaton Marital Status by Race

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Wheaton Veterans

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1,570

Number of Veterans

1,312

Male Veterans

258

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War468
Vietnam452
First Gulf War263
World War II132
Korea39
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54372
65 to 74341
75+304
55 to 64278
18 to 34275
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Name Veterans % of Total
White9446.56%
Black3154.93%
Hispanic2621.71%
2 or More13410.18%
Other840.82%
Asian771.39%
Indian166.25%

Wheaton Veterans by Education

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2.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wheaton Employment Status

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76.1%

Labor Force Participation

70.4%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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27.26%

Born in Maryland

55.65%

Native Born

44.35%

Foreign Born

23.38%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

55.65% of Wheaton residents were born in the United States, with 27.26% having been born in Maryland. 23.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202050,4590.00%
201950,4590.00%
201850,4593640.73%
201750,0953310.67%
201649,764-924-1.82%
201550,6888571.72%
201449,8311,7843.71%
201348,047-42-0.09%
201248,0898101.71%
201147,279-1,005-2.08%
201048,2840.00%