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Welcome to Wheaton ...

The city of Wheaton is located in DuPage County<1> and is the County Seat for DuPage County.

The pronunciation of Wheaton: WHEET-uhn<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wheaton has a population of 52,858 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Wheaton.

Wheaton is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Wheaton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Wheaton: (630) and (331)<5>

The ZIP codes for Wheaton: 60187, 60189<6>

Websites for Wheaton ...

Official Website:   www.wheaton.il.us/

Junior League:   www.jlkd.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wheaton had an population of 52,858 people (or a decrease of 4.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wheaton had a population of 52,894 people (which is 5.77% of the total population of DuPage County). This makes Wheaton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wheaton represents 0.41% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 52,894 people, the population of Wheaton decreased 4.55% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 55,416 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wheaton.

Communities Also Named Wheaton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Wheaton: This one is located in DuPage County and the other is located in Randolph County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 9 communities that are also named Wheaton - they are located in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri (2) and Montana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wheaton.

Communities near Wheaton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wheaton.

  • Aurora [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Kane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Wheaton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 196,383 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<8>
  • Naperville [DuPage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naperville
    • Naperville [DuPage County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the south of Wheaton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 147,986 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naperville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Naperville<8>
  • Elgin [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
    • Elgin [Kane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Wheaton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<8>
  • Cicero [Cook County]
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    • Cicero [Cook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Wheaton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,727 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cicero have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicero
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cicero<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bolingbrook [Will County]
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      • Bolingbrook [Will County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Wheaton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolingbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolingbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolingbrook<8>
    • Arlington Heights [Cook County]
    • Schaumburg [Cook County]
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      • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Wheaton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schaumburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg<8>
    • Palatine [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palatine
      • Palatine [Cook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Wheaton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palatine have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palatine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palatine<8>
    • Des Plaines [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Plaines
      • Des Plaines [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Wheaton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Plaines have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Plaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Plaines<8>
    • Berwyn [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berwyn
      • Berwyn [Cook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Wheaton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwyn

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wheaton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wheaton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wheaton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wheaton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wheaton. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wheaton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wheaton ...

Looking for more information about Wheaton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wheaton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wheaton.

Adding Wheaton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wheaton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wheaton was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Wheaton in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wheaton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Illinois

About DuPage County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wheaton: www.wheaton.il.us/

The official website for DuPage County: www.dupageco.org/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including DuPage, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Wheaton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wheaton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wheaton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (331) is an overlay for area code (630).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wheaton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wheaton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wheaton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wheaton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WheatonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheaton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8647, Longitude: -88.1066    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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