Wheaton 81 Exceptional
Wheaton Livability #93 ranked city in Illinois#2,908 ranked city in the USARanks better than 90% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Wheaton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Wheaton Cost of Living Cost of living is 25% higher than Illinois
12121% more expensive than the US average
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Wheaton cost of living
A+ Wheaton Crime Total crime is 38% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,23247% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8247% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
Wheaton crime
B Wheaton Employment Household income is 54% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$91,24165% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$44,73850% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%19% lower than the US average
Wheaton employment
F Wheaton Housing Home value is 96% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$342,00085% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,26033% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%13% higher than the US average
Wheaton real estate or Wheaton rentals
B Wheaton Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
55%14% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% higher than the US average
Wheaton K-12 schools
A+ Wheaton User Ratings There are a total of 15 ratings in Wheaton
Overall user rating
86% 15 total ratings
User reviews rating
100% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
83% 14 total surveys
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      Living in Wheaton, IL

      Located in the state of Illinois, Wheaton is a moderately-sized city with a population of 53,568 inhabitants. Wheaton has a population density of 4,742 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The majority of Wheaton residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 86% of the population considered married and 56% with kids under the age of 18, Wheaton could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Wheaton, Illinois could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, weather, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Wheaton and in the areas around Wheaton is a much easier task.

      Wheaton, IL receives 76 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #76 in Illinois and #4,464 in the USA. This is a phenomenal score, as Wheaton ranks well in multiple categories! Based on the grades for each individual category, Wheaton has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (B+) and employment (B). Wheaton does not score well for the following: cost of living (F), weather (D-) and housing (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Wheaton, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Cantigny Park, First Division Museum at Cantigny, and Cosley Zoo.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Wheaton has a violent crime rate of 71 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Wheaton real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Wheaton. The median home price for Wheaton homes is $342,000, which is 95.7% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Wheaton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 26.7% higher than the Illinois average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Wheaton area were 6.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 3.6%.

      Wheaton transportation information

      Average one way commute27min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work71.7%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.3%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit8.1%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.0%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.4%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home7.8%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Wheaton, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).