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Wheaton is a city in DuPage County, in the Chicago metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after early settlers, Warren L. and Jesse C. Wheaton.
The latitude of Wheaton is 41.866N. The longitude is -88.106W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 758 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 55,016.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wheaton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DuPage County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60187 ZIP code.
22% of Wheaton residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $34,147, compared with $21,587 nationally.
57% 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 $834. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,632.
Libraries in Wheaton include Wheaton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Wheaton include Glen Ellyn-Wheaton News-Leader
DuPage County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wheaton political report.
Wheaton restaurants taking online reservations include Adelles, Johnny D's ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Wheaton workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wheaton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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