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Wheaton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Wheaton had a population of 1,355 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wheaton is located at latitude 45.8058 and longitude -96.498 in Traverse County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wheaton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Traverse County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The City of Wheaton (GNIS ID: 2397295) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wheaton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wheaton: City of Wheaton.

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Wheaton, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,355
Population in Households 1,295
Population in Familes 972
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 755
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 615
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 344
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 474 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (25.3%)
Median Home Value $66,833
Average Home Value $90,842


Median Household Income $47,339
Average Household Income $63,272
Per Capita Income $29,010
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.79% -0.6%
Households -1.0% -0.73%
Families -1.16% -0.95%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wheaton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheaton to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 317 65th
Population Density1 # 379 58th
Diversity Index2 # 477 47th
Median Household Income # 614 32nd
Per Capita Income # 348 62nd

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