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Wheaton is a city in Traverse County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Daniel Thomas Wheaton, the surveyor who platted the town site
The latitude of Wheaton is 45.804N. The longitude is -96.498W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,020 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,531.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wheaton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Traverse County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56296 ZIP code.
44% of Wheaton residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wheaton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wheaton was $18,181, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Wheaton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Wheaton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $316. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $621.
Libraries in Wheaton include Wheaton Community Library ... View libraries
Traverse County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wheaton political report.
The average commute time for Wheaton workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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