Wheaton, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 48,284.
Males: 24,535  (50.8%)
Females: 23,749  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

35.6 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $103,235
Wheaton:

$103,235
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $51,083

Wheaton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $477,800
Wheaton:

$477,800
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $353,118; detached houses: $359,867; townhouses or other attached units: $348,093; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $263,440; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $284,051

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,760.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wheaton: 180.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.5%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.4% for Black residents, 12.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.8% for American Indian residents, 15.6% for other race residents, 4.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wheaton, MD (2017)
    • 22,29843.4%Hispanic
    • 11,51822.4%White alone
    • 9,60218.7%Black alone
    • 7,44214.5%Asian alone
    • 1,2052.3%Two or more races
    • 2840.6%Other race alone
    • 1060.2%American Indian alone
    • 1240.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Wheaton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Wheaton, Maryland as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wheaton is 10,122 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Wheaton, MD City Guides:

Ancestries: Ethiopian (5.2%), American (2.4%), African (1.9%), German (1.5%), Jamaican (1.5%), Greek (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 469 feet

22,937 residents are foreign born (26.8% Latin America, 5.6% Africa).

This place:

44.7%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,126 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,074 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wheaton-Glenmont, MD (1.0 miles , pop. 57,694).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (9.0 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (121.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

North Kensington, MD (0.9 miles ),
Wheaton-Glenmont, MD (1.0 miles ),
Glenmont, MD (1.1 miles ),
Kensington, MD (1.2 miles ),
Forest Glen, MD (1.2 miles ),
Kemp Mill, MD (1.3 miles ),
South Kensington, MD (1.4 miles ),
Garrett Park, MD (1.4 miles )

Latitude: 39.04 N, Longitude: 77.06 W

Distribution of median household income in Wheaton, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wheaton, MD in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Maryland:

3.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.2. This is worse than average.

City:

92.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.267. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.267
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.579. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.579
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.40
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00212. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00212
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Wheaton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Wheaton place center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.5 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wheaton-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.4 miles away from Wheaton center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 244.6 miles away from Wheaton center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.5 miles away from Wheaton center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.1 miles away from Wheaton center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 279.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 104.6 miles away from Wheaton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers in Wheaton:

  • MANOR CARE HEALTH SERVICES - WHEATON (11901 GEORGIA AVENUE)
  • RANDOLPH HILLS NURSING HOME (4011 RANDOLPH ROAD)
  • BMA - WHEATON (11160 VIERS MILL RD)
  • RENAL TREATMENT CENTER - WHEATON (WHEATON PARK SHOPPING CTR)
  • OLSTEN CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE CORP (11160 VIERS MILL RD)

Amtrak stations near Wheaton:

  • 6 miles: ROCKVILLE (HUNGERFORD DR. & PARK ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: WASHINGTON (50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. N.E.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Wheaton:

  • American Beauty Academy (Full-time enrollment: 812; Location: 11006 Veirs Mill Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.beautyacademy.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheaton:

  • University of Maryland-University College (about 7 miles; Adelphi, MD; Full-time enrollment: 25,040)
  • University of the District of Columbia (about 7 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Montgomery College (about 7 miles; Rockville, MD; FT enrollment: 17,999)
  • University of Maryland-College Park (about 8 miles; College Park, MD; FT enrollment: 32,734)
  • American University (about 8 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 9,850)
  • Catholic University of America (about 8 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 5,365)
  • Howard University (about 9 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 7,838)

Private high school in Wheaton:

  • PATHWAYS SCHOOL-SPRINGVILLE (Students: 12, Location: 2601 UNIVERSITY BLVD W 3RD FLOOR, Grades: 9-12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Wheaton:

  • ST CATHERINE LABOURE SCHOOL (Students: 237, Location: 11811 CLARIDGE RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • EVERGREEN MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 79, Location: 10700 GEORGIA AVE, Grades: PK-3)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wheaton: Wheaton Metro Station (A), Wheaton Regional Library (B), Kensington Volunteer Fire Department Station 21 (C), Senior Citizens Center (D), Roundhouse Theater Company (E), Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad Rescue 2 (F), Maryland College of Arts and Design (G), Wheaton Community Center (H), Park Police Station (I), Wheaton Library (J), Randolph Hills Nursing Home (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Creek Colonial Viers Mill Shopping Center (1), Wheaton Plaza Shopping Center (2), Colonial Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wheaton include: Church of Atonement Presbyterian Church (A), Faith Baptist Church (B), First Baptist Church of Wheaton (C), Har Tzeon Synagogue (D), Hughes United Methodist Church (E), Saint Catherine Laboure Church (F), Iranian Christian Church (G), Montgomery Chinese Baptist Mission (H), Atonement Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Pine Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Wheaton include: Valleywood Park (1), Wheaton Regional Park (2), Homewood-Capital View Park (3), Brookside Botanical Gardens (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Kareem Cooper - College basketball player (Memphis Tigers).

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.3 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.8%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Wheaton in 2010:

  • 135 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 102 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

Banks with branches in Wheaton (2011 data):

  • Capital One, National Association: 13641 Connecticut Avenue Branch, Wheaton/Georgia Avenue Branch, 2215 Bel Pre Rd Branch. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Glenmont Branch at 12041 Georgia Avenue, branch established on 1968/04/01; Wheaton Shoppers Branch at 2201 Randolph Road, branch established on 2002/05/15. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Georgia Avenue Branch at 11501 Georgia Ave, branch established on 1971/12/01; Veirs Mill Road Branch at 11200 Veirs Mill Rd, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Glenmont Branch at 12325 Georgia Avenue, branch established on 1987/06/30; Wheaton University Branch at 11201 Viers Mill Rd, branch established on 1965/08/17. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Wheaton Branch at 2601 University Boulevard, West, branch established on 1948/12/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Wheaton Branch at 2800 West University Blvd, branch established on 1957/06/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Woori America Bank: Wheaton Branch at 11925 Georgia Avenue, branch established on 2005/04/26. Info updated 2012/04/03: Bank assets: $939.4 mil, Deposits: $822.6 mil, headquarters in New York, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Woori Finance Holdings Co., Ltd.

For population 15 years and over in Wheaton:

Marital status in Wheaton, MD
  • Never married: 39.9%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Wheaton:

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.5
Maryland average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wheaton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wheaton, MD (based on Montgomery County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic122,56939
Evangelical Protestant104,377319
Mainline Protestant73,637186
Other70,946153
Orthodox9,88914
Black Protestant3,18922
None587,170-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 203
Montgomery County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Here:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 134
Montgomery County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
This county:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Montgomery County:

6.7%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

18.8%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

19.9%
Maryland:

15.5%

6.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($77,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Maryland average:

6.88%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,842 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.11%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Prince George's County, MD  1.04% ($45,199 average AGI)
from District of Columbia, DC  0.73% ($112,324)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.29% ($78,625)


7.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($87,043 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Maryland average:

7.35%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,904 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.16%
Maryland average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Prince George's County, MD  1.00% ($45,435 average AGI)
to District of Columbia, DC  0.72% ($92,766)
to Frederick County, MD  0.44% ($72,920)
Businesses in Wheaton, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Journeys1
ALDO1KFC1
AT&T3LA Fitness1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1LensCrafters1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Macy's1
Bakers1McDonald's3
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity2
CVS4New York & Co1
Charlotte Russe1Nike17
Cricket Wireless3Old Navy1
Deb1Payless1
Dunkin Donuts2Popeyes1
Express1Quiznos1
FedEx3RadioShack3
Finish Line1Ruby Tuesday1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel1
Foot Locker1Starbucks1
Ford1Subway3
GameStop1T-Mobile3
Giant1Taco Bell1
Gymboree1Target1
H&R Block2Toys"R"Us1
Hollister Co.1UPS1
Hot Topic1Vans2
IHOP1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Wendy's1
Jones New York1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wheaton:

  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WACA (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHEATON, MD; Owner: AC ACQUISITION, LLC)
  • WWRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPLC (1050 AM; 1 kW; SILVER SPRING, MD; Owner: METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WABS (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wheaton:

  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)
  • WMMJ (102.3 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJZW (105.9 FM; WOODBRIDGE, VA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)

TV broadcast stations around Wheaton:

  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W42BE (Channel 42; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAIRFAX LOW POWER CO.)
See more detailed statistics of Wheaton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wheaton)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wheaton, MD)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wheaton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 66 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 40982 , Serial Number: 34-7450095, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 01/10/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 05/04/1994
    Registrant (LLC): Seneca Aviation LLC, 2006 Shorefield Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 47564 , Serial Number: 28-7890094, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 10/21/1982
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Donald J Kuester, 11609 Amherst Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, Other Owners: Bruce R Kuester
  • Aircraft: BEECH S35 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5770K , Serial Number: D-7707, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 11/20/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 03/13/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene E Iv Stevens, 11602 Maple View Dr, Wheaton, MD 20902
  • Aircraft: WULFINGHOFF DONALD R MXII (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9381M , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 11/19/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 07/25/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Donald R Wulfinghoff, 3936 Lantern Dr, Wheaton, MD 20902
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2217J , Serial Number: 15065417, Year manufactured: 1966, Certificate Issue Date: 04/03/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene E Iv Stevens, 11602 Mapleview Dr, Wheaton, MD 20902
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/07/2018
  • Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 63 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 74185 , Serial Number: F7-333, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/1986, Certificate Issue Date: 03/04/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Chris Conley, 2924 Weisman Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/20/2017

2004 - 2012 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2012 the average number of fires per year is 78. The highest number of fires - 159 took place in 2011, and the least - 18 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Wheaton, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.1%), and Structure Fires (33.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wheaton, MD
    • 30143.1%Outside Fires
    • 23733.9%Structure Fires
    • 12818.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 334.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wheaton, MD
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wheaton, MD
  • 75.7%Utility gas
  • 22.6%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wheaton, MD
  • 53.3%Utility gas
  • 45.2%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Wheaton compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

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  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bus, a trolley bus, a streetcar, or a trolley car to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bolivia (population 500+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Indonesia (population 500+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Honduras (population 500+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Africa (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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