Wheaton, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 2,701. Population change since 2000: +14.2%
 
Males: 1,410  (52.2%)
Females: 1,291  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54729.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $72,897 (it was $52,692 in 2000)
Wheaton:

$72,897
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $30,492 (it was $20,023 in 2000)

Wheaton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $200,791 (it was $112,300 in 2000)
Wheaton:

$200,791
WI:

$173,200
  • Races in Wheaton, WI (2010)

    Wheaton races chart
    • 2,57395.3%White alone
    • 903.3%Asian alone
    • 200.7%Hispanic
    • 70.3%Two or more races
    • 60.2%Black alone
    • 50.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wheaton: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (48.8%), Norwegian (23.7%), Irish (10.7%), English (9.8%), French (7.1%), Polish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 54.8 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (very low).

Wheaton,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Wheaton:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wheaton town:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

30 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.3%
Wisconsin:

3.6%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wheaton, Wisconsin as of November 16, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Wheaton to the number of sex offenders is 2,701 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Wheaton town:  1.4% ($1,520)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (6.9 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (76.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (287.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Union, WI (2.4 miles ), Lake Hallie, WI (2.5 miles ), Hallie, WI (2.6 miles ), Elk Mound, WI (2.6 miles ), Eau Claire, WI (2.6 miles ), Chippewa Falls, WI (2.9 miles ), Tilden, WI (2.9 miles ), Altoona, WI (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 44.90 N, Longitude: 91.56 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +242 (+11.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (7%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Wheaton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wheaton, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wheaton-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the Wheaton town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 50 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wheaton-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 224.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 236.4 miles away from Wheaton center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 273.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 389.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 265.0 miles away from Wheaton center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 168.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chippewa County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Wheaton:

  • DOVE HEALTHCARE-WEST (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM EAU CLAIRE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • LUTHER HOSPITAL - MAYO CLINIC DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • SYVERSON LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • NORTHWEST WI HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI)
  • CLAIREMONT NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • RUTLEDGE HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI)

Amtrak station near Wheaton:

  • 7 miles: EAU CLARE (101 N. FARWELL ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheaton:

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 8 miles; Eau Claire, WI; Full-time enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 8 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 19 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 53 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Winona State University (about 60 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 60 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 61 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)

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Notable locations in Wheaton: Sundance Hill Farms (A), Flying R Ranch (B), Chippewa Fire District Station 2 (C), Wheaton Generating Station (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wheaton include: Big Elk Creek Church (A), Truax Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rumery Cemetery (1), McCombs Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Big Elk Creek (B), Trout Creek (C), Golden Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wheaton: Elk Creek State Public Fishing Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Chippewa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 53.6. This is better than average.

City:

53.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.28. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.28
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  79.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.5%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.4%
Whole state:

3.7%
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Wheaton travel time to work - commute Wheaton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wheaton town (based on Chippewa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,85012
Mainline Protestant7,98928
Evangelical Protestant6,29642
Other2014
Orthodox251
None33,054-
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: 12
Chippewa County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Chippewa County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Chippewa County:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 52
Here:

8.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Chippewa County:

28.4%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.5%
State:

13.0%

5.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Eau Claire County, WI  2.12% ($33,602 average AGI)
from Dunn County, WI  0.39% ($30,927)
from Barron County, WI  0.26% ($35,123)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,357 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Eau Claire County, WI  2.11% ($29,748 average AGI)
to Dunn County, WI  0.30% ($31,107)
to Barron County, WI  0.29% ($31,616)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wheaton:

  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOGO (680 AM; 3 kW; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WBIZ (1400 AM; 1 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WDVM (1050 AM; 1 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wheaton:

  • WECL (92.9 FM; ELK MOUND, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WUEC (89.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WVCF (90.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WBIZ-FM (100.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIAL (94.1 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WQRB (95.1 FM; BLOOMER, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WISM-FM (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • W204BP (88.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WHEM (91.3 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: FOURTH DIMENSION, INC.)
  • WATQ (106.7 FM; CHETEK, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCFW (105.7 FM; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: BUSHLAND RADIO SPECIALTIES/WCFW)
  • WVSS (90.7 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • W211AY (90.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WDRK (99.9 FM; CORNELL, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WDMO (95.9 FM; DURAND, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wheaton:

  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEUX (Channel 48; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA INC.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 131m430ftTotal length
  • 138,763Total average daily traffic
  • 7,071Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 202000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wheaton, WI

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Ne 1/4 Of Nw 1/4 Of Section 27 Town T28n, Range R10w (Lat: 44.884444 Lon: -91.584444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 134 m, Call Sign: KNKD729
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.175 MHzGrant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Jeff SohnRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 931 Shetland Ct, Mclean, VA 22120, Phone: (703) 584-8673, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • Near Star & Longview Roads (Lat: 44.884389 Lon: -91.584583), Structure height: 128 m, Overall height: 134 m, Call Sign: KNKI985
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.650 MHz, 454.525 MHzGrant Date: 05/03/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/02/2008Registrant: Richard S. Becker & Associates, Chartered, 7128 Fairfax Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone: (301) 986-9005, Fax: (301) 986-8456, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Wheaton compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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