A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$342,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,260
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

Wheaton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    100
    500
  • Theft
    513
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$91,241
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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I moved from the city of Chicago to Wheaton around 3 years ago and absolutely love the area. Wheaton is an overall great and safe neighborhood to live in. Family friendly with lots of activities for children and parents to do year-round including swimming pools at the park district in the summer, ice skating rinks in the winter, forest preserves to explore in or take your pup for a walk, as well as seasonal activities. Downtown Wheaton is my favorite part of the city as there are many restaurants and little shops to stop in. If you love coffee, make sure you check out River City Roasters!
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Wheaton is an excellent place to live due to it's friendly environment and safe neighborhoods. I always feel completely safe and secure when I am walking around town, which is necessity! I love the small town feel of Wheaton and how great the schools are. As a student, amazing public schools are a must and I absolutely love my school!
I grew up in Wheaton and felt very safe and nurtured. The city is small enough to feel like home, but big enough to not feel caged in. The forest preserves offer a lot of nature, while the downtown is cute for food and shopping! I loved my high school and, while it was public, still feel that I received a top notch education. Wheaton in general is a wealthy area, but people do not feel the need to flaunt their money.