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People

Total Population 1,526
Male Share of the Population 51.4%
Female Share of the Population 48.6%
Senior Citizens 26.7%
Employed Population 16+ 693
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 59.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.3%
Median Earnings25+ $35,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,143

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,571
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 10 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.1%
Median Gross Rent $543
Median House Value $64,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 6.8%

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

Wheaton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles S of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 167 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Traverse
Standard Zip Codes 56296
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.804
Longitude -96.498

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
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 22.5 inches
Station CAMPBELL
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 17 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 21.8 inches
Station SISSETON
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 22 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beardsley 170 $66,250
Campbell 188 $70,417
Chokio 379 $42,375
Dumont 98 $61,250
Graceville 607 $68,250
Herman 371 $46,111

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

Wheaton Public Libraries

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Wheaton Community Library
901 1ST AVENUE N
Wheaton, Minnesota
(320) 563-8487
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Wheaton High Schools

WHEATON SEC.
1700 3RD AVE. S.
320-563-8282
Serves 259 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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