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South Wheatland is a township in Macon County, in the Decatur metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named South Wheatland. For links to other places called South Wheatland, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of South Wheatland is 39.778N. The longitude is -88.978W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 712 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,185.
Sections below provide additional information and links about South Wheatland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macon 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 62532 ZIP code.
31% of South Wheatland residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South Wheatland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South Wheatland was $29,980, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of South Wheatland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in South Wheatland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $412. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $836.
Macon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our South Wheatland political report.
The average commute time for South Wheatland workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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