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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population53,568
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+26,688
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married55.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher62.7%
Median Earnings25+$52,047
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,273
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,426

Wealth

Median Family Income$118,236
% Above Poverty Level93.4%
% Below Poverty Level6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.4%
% Using Public Transportation8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone25.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,260
Median House Value$342,000

Ancestry

German26%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.4%
Irish16.6%
English10.6%
Italian10.4%
Polish8.3%
Swedish4.8%
Scottish3.2%
Norwegian2.8%
Dutch2.8%
French Except Basque2.1%
Czech2%
Greek1.2%
Lithuanian1.1%
Russian1%
Hungarian0.9%
Slovak0.9%
Arab0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Welsh0.7%
African0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Croatian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Ethiopian0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Iraqi0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Wheaton Almanac

CategoryValue
County DuPage County
Standard Zip Codes60187, 60189
Phone Area Codes331,630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.87
Approximate Longitude-88.11

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)

StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationCHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carol Stream40,228$90,329
Glen Ellyn27,894$141,081
Glendale Heights34,395$63,538

Wheaton Public Libraries

Wheaton Public Library
225 NORTH CROSS STREET
Wheaton, Illinois
(630) 668-1374

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Wheaton Hospitals

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center
(Non-profit)
26 West 171 Roosevelt Road
(630) 462-4000

Wheaton Public Schools

Carl Sandburg Elem School
1345 Jewell Rd
ZIP: 60187
(630) 682-2105
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Dupage Alop
421 N County Farm Rd
ZIP: 60187
(630) 407-5772
Other
Total Enrollment 14
Emerson Elem School
119 S Woodlawn St
ZIP: 60187
(630) 682-2055
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Franklin Middle School
211 E Franklin St
ZIP: 60187
(630) 682-2060
Middle
Total Enrollment 699
Hawthorne Elem School
334 Wakeman Ave
ZIP: 60187
(630) 682-2065
Primary
Total Enrollment 290
Jefferson Early Childhood Center
130 N Hazelton Ave
ZIP: 60187
(630) 682-2474
Primary
Total Enrollment 132
Longfellow Elem School
311 W Seminary Ave
ZIP: 60187
(630) 682-2080
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Lowell Elem School
312 S President St
ZIP: 60187
(630) 682-2085
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Monroe Middle School
1855 Manchester Rd
ZIP: 60187
(630) 682-2285
Middle
Total Enrollment 801
Washington Elementary School
911 Bridle Ln
ZIP: 60187
(630) 682-2222
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Wheaton North High School
1 Falcon Way
ZIP: 60187
(630) 784-7300
High
Total Enrollment 2133
Briar Glen Elem School
1800 Briarcliffe Blvd
ZIP: 60189
(630) 545-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Edison Middle School
1125 S Wheaton Ave
ZIP: 60189
(630) 682-2050
Middle
Total Enrollment 674
Lincoln Elem School
630 Dawes Ave
ZIP: 60189
(630) 682-2075
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Madison Elem School
1620 Mayo Ave
ZIP: 60189
(630) 682-2095
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Wheaton Warrenville South H S
1993 Tiger Trl
ZIP: 60189
(630) 784-7200
High
Total Enrollment 2100
Whittier Elem School
218 W Park Ave
ZIP: 60189
(630) 682-2185
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Wiesbrook Elem School
2160 Durfee Rd
ZIP: 60189
(630) 682-2190
Primary
Total Enrollment 504

Wheaton Private Schools

Bright Horizons Early Education Center
25w725 Jewell Rd
ZIP: 60187
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Clapham School
332 E Seminary Ave
ZIP: 60187
Elementary
Total Enrollment 87
Dupage Montessori School - Wheaton
300 E Cole Ave
ZIP: 60187
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Francis High School
2130 W Roosevelt Rd
ZIP: 60187
Secondary
Total Enrollment 780
St John Lutheran Preschool
410 N Cross St
ZIP: 60187
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Michael Catholic School
314 W Willow Ave
ZIP: 60187
Elementary
Total Enrollment 506
Wheaton Montessori School
1970 N Gary Ave
ZIP: 60187
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
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