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Wheaton is a town in Chippewa County, in the Eau Claire metro area.
The community was named for the local crop, which grew in abundance until the arrival of cinch bugs
The latitude of Wheaton is 44.903N. The longitude is -91.592W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 981 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,366.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wheaton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chippewa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Eau Claire area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54739 ZIP code.
38% of Wheaton residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $20,023, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Wheaton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wheaton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $433. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $842.
Chippewa 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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