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Wheaton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Wheaton Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Montgomery County at latitude 39.0495 and longitude -77.0582. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 466 feet.

The formal official name is the Wheaton Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wheaton, Maryland.

The U5 Census Class Code for Wheaton indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Wheaton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wheaton: Mitchells Cross Roads, Mitchell's Crossroads.

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Wheaton, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 49,878
Population in Households 49,539
Population in Familes 39,728
Population in Group Qrtrs 339
Population Density1 7,229
Diversity Index2 89


Total Households 15,005
Average Household Size 3.3
Family Households 10,784
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 15,820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,885 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,120 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 815 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $356,553
Average Home Value $367,237


Median Household Income $67,940
Average Household Income $86,056
Per Capita Income $26,106
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.77% 0.93%
Households 0.55% 0.84%
Families 0.24% 0.71%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Wheaton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheaton to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 97th
Population Density1 # 16 97th
Diversity Index2 # 10 98th
Median Household Income # 249 52nd
Per Capita Income # 353 32nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.