Wheaton, IL

Census Place

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2022 Population
53,673
0.166% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.4
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
5.64%
6.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$113,523
4.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$430,600
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
26,993
0.634% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wheaton, IL had a population of 53.7k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $113,523. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wheaton, IL declined from 53,762 to 53,673, a −0.166% decrease and its median household income grew from $108,737 to $113,523, a 4.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wheaton, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.93%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.51%), and White (Hispanic) (3.11%).

None of the households in Wheaton, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.6% of the residents in Wheaton, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wheaton, IL are Wheaton College (866 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Wheaton, IL was $430,600, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Wheaton, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheaton, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wheaton, IL is home to a population of 53.7k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.8% of Wheaton, IL residents were born outside of the country (5.79k people).

In 2022, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.9k people) in Wheaton, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.36k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.11k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.6% of Wheaton, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wheaton, IL was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wheaton, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41.9k ± 1.06k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.36k ± 610
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.11k ± 483
7.6%
Hispanic Population
4.08k people

In 2022, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.9k people) in Wheaton, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.36k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.11k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.6% of the people in Wheaton, IL are hispanic (4.08k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.79k people
11.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.15k people

As of 2022, 10.8% of Wheaton, IL residents (5.79k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wheaton, IL was 11.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    535 ± 144
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    376 ± 132
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    142 ± 58

Wheaton, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wheaton, IL employs 27k people. The largest industries in Wheaton, IL are Educational Services (3,730 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,312 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,119 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($116,394), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($115,333), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($110,516).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

27k
2022 Value
± 1,127
0.634%
1 Year growth
± 5.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheaton, IL grew at a rate of 0.634%, from 26.8k employees to 27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wheaton, IL, are Management Occupations (4,380 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,479 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2,618 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wheaton, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

27k
2022 Value
± 1,127
0.634%
1 Year growth
± 5.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheaton, IL grew at a rate of 0.634%, from 26.8k employees to 27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wheaton, IL, are Educational Services (3,730 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,312 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,119 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wheaton, IL, though some of these residents may live in Wheaton, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$81,110
Median earning men ± $5,790
$47,484
Median earning women ± $3,013

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($134,852), Public Administration ($117,083), and Information ($113,922).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($105,694), Information ($83,173), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,087).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wheaton, IL awarded 866 degrees. The student population of Wheaton, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,247 male students and 1,638 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wheaton, IL are White (622 and 76.3%), followed by Asian (77 and 9.45%), Hispanic or Latino (49 and 6.01%), and Two or More Races (40 and 4.91%).

The largest universities in Wheaton, IL by number of degrees awarded are Wheaton College (866 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wheaton, IL are Business & Managerial Economics (81 and 9.35%), Missionary Studies & Missiology (56 and 6.47%), and Clinical Psychology (53 and 6.12%).

The median tuition cost in Wheaton, IL for private four year colleges is $41,990.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Wheaton, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,885 (43.2% men and 56.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,885 students enrolled in Wheaton, IL, 43.2% men and 56.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,950 records, of which 56.7% were women and 43.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 47 degrees awarded
  2. 44 degrees awarded
  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wheaton, IL was General English Language & Literature with 47 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
866 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wheaton College with 866 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 333 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wheaton, IL, which is 0.625 times less than the 533 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 622 degrees mean that there were 8.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 77 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($41,990) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($250) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheaton, IL was $430,600 in 2022, which is 1.53 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $381,800 to $430,600, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Wheaton, IL is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wheaton, IL have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wheaton, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wheaton, IL is $113,523. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Wheaton, IL was Census Tract 8426.02 with a value of $225,167, followed by Census Tract 8427.03 and Census Tract 8418.01, with respective values of $124,219 and $117,083.

Property

$430,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,304
$14,467
Median Property Taxes
±$586

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2022
60.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.6% of the housing units in Wheaton, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8426.02
  2. Census Tract 8427.03
  3. Census Tract 8418.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wheaton, IL was Census Tract 8426.02 with a value of $225,167, followed by Census Tract 8427.03 and Census Tract 8418.01, with respective values of $124,219 and $117,083.

The following map shows all of the places in Wheaton, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$113,523
Median Household Income
± $3,332
19.9k
Number of Households
± 918

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.9k households in Wheaton, IL grew to $113,523 from the previous year's value of $108,737.

The following chart displays the households in Wheaton, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wheaton, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.8%)
  3. Public Transit (5.83%)

In 2022, 65.2% of workers in Wheaton, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.8%) and those who used public transit to get to work (5.83%).

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wheaton, IL have a shorter commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% of the workforce in Wheaton, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

5.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wheaton, IL (2.85k out of 50.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wheaton, IL is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.8% of the population of Wheaton, IL has health coverage, with 67.9% on employee plans, 7.18% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.195% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in DuPage County, IL see 738 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (744 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 880 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 287 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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738 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in DuPage County, IL

Primary care physicians in DuPage County, IL see an average of 738 patients per year. This represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (744 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.2%
Uninsured
67.9%
Employer Coverage
7.18%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.195%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wheaton, IL declined by 3.49% from 2.28% to 2.2%.

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