It is also home to the county fairgrounds, plenty of upscale shopping, a zoo, etc.

Welcome to Wheaton

The City Of Wheaton dates back to 1837 when brothers Warren and Jesse Wheaton laid claim to 930 acres of what would become a population today of 53,270. Wheaton is located 24 miles west of downtown Chicago and is also the county seat of DuPage County. It was a dry city from 1887 to 1985. Wheaton has forty-five churches, three high schools, 22 middles, elementary, and pre-schools, six private schools, and is home to Wheaton College. Wheaton is also home to the county fairgrounds, plenty of upscale shopping, a zoo, championship golf courses, public pools, a number of hospitals, and Cantigny Park which has its own golf course. Built by Col. Robert McCormick, Cantigny has two museums, one dedicated to the paper he once owned, The Chicago Tribune, and the other to his World War I First Division of the US Army.


Affordable Places to Live

Median Household Income - $31,643

Median Home Value - $98,134

Housing Affordability Index - 164

Adults with 201(k) - 11.80%

Education & Career Opportunities

Unemployment Rate - 1.40%

Population With Bachelor's Degree or Higher - 4.20%

Population in the Workforce - 52.00%


Food Scene

Adults Drank Beer in Last 6 Months - 41.60%

Restaurants per Capita - 43.40

Adults who Dined Out - 48.20%

Average Annual Spending on Lunch Out - $554.00


Love Where You Live

Volunteerism Rate - 13.20%

Voting - 48.90%

Local Participation, Served on Local Committee - 7.40%

Diversity Index - 44.50



Population Has Health Insurance - 81.90%

Population Jogged in the Past Year - 8.50%

Hospitals per Capita - 0.00

Households Used Organic Food in Last 6 Months - 12.90%


Real Estate

Average Mortgage Amount - $367.15

Median Rent - $379.00

Homes Owned - 64.30%

Homes Rented - 35.70%



Population Went to Art Gallery Last Year - 2.70%

Population Attended Live Theater Last Year - 6.80%

Population Went to a Zoo Last Year - 12.40%

Population Attended a Sporting Event Last Year - 14.70%



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