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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Wheaton is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 53,577. Wheaton is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Wheaton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wheaton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wheaton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Wheaton are highly rated.
About Wheaton...
Population
53,577

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$339,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,320
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Wheaton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    101
    500.1
  • Theft
    799
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Wheaton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,238
National
$55,322
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Wheaton is a quiet family-friendly community with great schools! People are VERY friendly and helpful in this community. It has some great walking paths, fun restaurants, beautiful, safe neighborhoods, and a family atmosphere.
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Wheaton is a great place to live. You have access to great high schools, no matter what part of Wheaton you live in (Wheaton North, Wheaton Warrenville South, and Glenbard West). I have lived in unincorporated Wheaton and currently live on the north east side. One of the things that my parents love is that we go to the great Glen Ellyn (next town over) schools, but pay Wheaton property taxes. We have pretty large lots and great houses. Downtown Wheaton is a great place to eat and shop and there are always fairs, farmers'/French markets, etc. The most confusing part of Wheaton is that there are two zip codes. The north side of the train tracks is 60187 and the south side is 60189.

Overall, I love my town!
Wheaton is a town that stands out for all the right reasons. Located in the Chicago suburbs, Wheaton's geographic location allows for its residents to go to and from the city with ease, and to enjoy a safe and calm enviorment away from the tumultuous city enviorment. Wheaton is well respected and admired for its low crime rate, high level of education in both its public and private schools, inviting public spaces that include the Wheaton College campus and downtown buissness district, and popular community events such as parades and fairs. Wheaton also maintains a rich history, and serves as the hometown of the renowned reverand Billy Graham, and astronomer Edwin Hubble. Wheaton is also a town iconic for its vast number of churches, that are as diverse as they are numerous.