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Overview

Introduction to Wheaton, Illinois

Wheaton, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 24 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

Wheaton History

The modern day city of Wheaton was founded around 1836-37. The area was named after Warren L. Wheaton and Jesse C. Wheaton, its early settlers. Wheaton was surveyed in 1853 and incorporated in 1859. Warren Wheaton became the first President. On March 1, 1890, Wheaton was reincorporated and Judge Elbert Gary was the first mayor of the city. Wheaton became the county seat in 1871. The Theosophical Society of America established their national headquarters in Wheaton in 1926.

Wheaton and nearby Attractions

  • Fox River Trail
  • DuPage Children's Museum
  • Ferson Creek Park
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Billy Graham Center Museum
  • Pottawatomie Park

Things To Do In Wheaton

The city of Wheaton offers approximately 800 acres of park area for its residents and visitors. You can visit Cosley Zoo, Lincoln Marsh, Danada Forest Preserve and Equestrian Center during your leisure hours. The Rice Pool and Water Park offers three water slides. Golf can be enjoyed at Cantigny Park and Golf Course and Chicago Golf Club. The city is also home to the DuPage County Fairgrounds. You can also visit Wheaton Grand Theater.

Wheaton Transportation

The nearest international airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Wheaton Higher Education

Wheaton College is the local college. Opportunities for higher studies are also provided by Benedictine University, North Central College and College of Dupage.

People

Total Population 53,585
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 26,662
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 55.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.8%
Median Earnings25+ $50,571
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,013
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,532

Wealth

Median Family Income $109,852
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation 7.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,250
Median House Value $334,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 11%
Irish 17.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wheaton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60187, 60188
P.O. Box Zip Codes 60189
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.87
Longitude -88.12

Wheaton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carol Stream 40,253 $89,783
Glen Ellyn 27,890 $130,677
Glendale Heights 34,497 $64,925

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wheaton Public Libraries

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Wheaton P.l.
225 N. CROSS STREET
Wheaton, Illinois
(630) 668-1374
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WHEATON WARRENVILLE SOUTH H S
1993 TIGER TRAIL RD
630-784-7200
Serves 2,407 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

WHEATON NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
ONE FALCON WAY
630-784-7300
Serves 2,189 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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