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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.


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Median household income
Local
$73,385
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wheaton demographic reports
Wheaton is on the West Branch of the DuPage River.
Ranked No. 1 healthiest town (among communities of 50,000 or more population), by Chicago magazine, October 2005
Well-known residents have included:
· Harold (Red) Grange, football player
· Bob Woodward, journalist
· John Belushi, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • DuPage County Fair - July 25-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wheaton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fox River Trail, Pottawatomie Park, Ferson Creek Park
Historic sites and museums: DuPage Children's Museum, Billy Graham Center Museum, Cantigny (estate of Col. Robert R. McCormick), DuPage County Historical Museum, First Division Museum, Wheaton History Center
Colleges and universities: Wheaton College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 48

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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57% of Wheaton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wheaton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $834.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,632.


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Libraries in Wheaton include Wheaton Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wheaton include Glen Ellyn-Wheaton News-Leader

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DuPage County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wheaton political report.

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Wheaton restaurants taking online reservations include Adelles, Johnny D's ... View restaurants

Traffic

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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