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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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Wheaton is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 53,568. Wheaton is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Wheaton offers residents a 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
53,568

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%
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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
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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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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.

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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!
Wheaton has been great! I have learned so much here from my experiences with people and through school. The town was a great place to grow up as it is safe, family-friendly and has great schooling. There are many good people around and a lot of support. One thing I would change is the diversity. There is mostly white, wealthy families and it would be cool to see that change to add more culture.