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Wheaton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Wheaton had a population of 1,358 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wheaton: City of Wheaton.

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Wheaton, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,358
Daytime Population: Workers 1,114
Daytime Population: Residents 612
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,726
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 1,298
Population in Familes 975
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density2 756
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $50,280
Average Household Income $65,444
Per Capita Income $30,112


Total Housing Units 800 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 474 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $75,140
Average Home Value $98,421


Total Households 619
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 348
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.65% -0.48%
Households -0.78% -0.56%
Families -0.84% -0.7%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

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, 2017 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 # 318 65th
Population Density # 379 58th
Diversity Index # 567 37th
Median Household Income # 595 34th
Per Capita Income # 358 61st

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