This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Wheaton has a low population density. Wheaton is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Wheaton, IL is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Wheaton has a population density of 4,773, with 53,553 current residents.
Out of the 53,553 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 62% of the residents are married and 38% are single.
- 51% Sun
- 36% Rain
- 33% Snow
50°F average temperature
- 34 years Median home age
- $280,070 Median home price
- -14.12% Home appreciation rate
- 18.51% Annual property tax
As for living in Wheaton, the air quality is 63% and the weather, on average, is 51% sunny, 36% rainy, and 33% snowy. The average temperature is 50°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Wheaton, you should know that 70.9% of homes are owned while 25% of homes are rented, and 4.1% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $280,070, the median age of homes is 34 years, the annual home appreciation is -14.12% and the annual property tax is 18.51%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Wheaton, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Wheaton’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Wheaton is 38 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 54.72% Democratic, 43.93% Republican, and 1.35% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:17
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
94%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
22%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Wheaton, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.80% of residents are unemployed in Wheaton (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Wheaton residents: 22.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 31.26% are in the arts and sciences field, 8.7% are in the customer service field, 27.9% are in the sales field, 0.02% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 5.2% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:17. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 94.23%, 5.30% of residents have an associate’s degree, 35.07% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 21.93% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Wheaton, you should be aware that the average commute time is 31 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Wheaton have a few different options. 76% of commuters use their own cars, 6% of commuters carpool, 9% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.