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Located in: Chippewa County (see below)

Time Zone: Wheaton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (534)<1>, (715)

Elevation: 980 feet [298.7 m] above sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Wheaton)


2016:<3>     2,781   (2.96% increase since 2010)  
2010:     2,701   (14.16% increase since 2000)
2000:     2,366

Total Area:<4>   54.8 sq. miles [142 km²]

Housing Units:<5>   1,050

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Wheaton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9033, Longitude: -91.5924     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheaton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   44° 54' 11"
Lon:   -91° 35' 32"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Albertville

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Wheaton

GNIS ID:   1584423
FIPS State / Place Code:   55 / 86537

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Wheaton)

About Chippewa County

The community of Chippewa Falls is the County Seat for Chippewa County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Chippewa)


2016:     63,649   (1.98% increase since 2010)  
2010:     62,415   (13.08% increase since 2000)
2000:     55,195

Total Area:   1,041 sq. miles [2,696.9 km²]   - of which 3.16% is water (32.91 sq. miles [85.2 km²])

Housing Units:   27,185

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Chippewa

GNIS ID:   1581068
FIPS State / County Code:   55 / 017

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Wheaton)

About Wisconsin

From the US Census


2016:     5,778,708   (1.61% increase since 2010)  
2010:     5,686,986   (6.03% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,363,675

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Wisconsin

GNIS ID:   1779806
FIPS State:   55

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Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Wheaton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wheaton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Wheaton. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Wheaton, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Wheaton.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wheaton.