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Wheaton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Wheaton Census Designated Place had a population of 52,561 as of July 1, 2017. Wheaton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wheaton is located at latitude 39.0495 and longitude -77.0582 in Montgomery County. 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. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Wheaton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2652342) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wheaton Census Designated Place is located within District 13, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wheaton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Wheaton, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 52,561
Daytime Population: Workers 11,584
Daytime Population: Residents 23,493
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,077
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 52,223
Population in Familes 41,668
Population in Group Qrtrs 338
Population Density2 7,620
Diversity Index3 90


Median Household Income $76,178
Average Household Income $94,782
Per Capita Income $28,821


Total Housing Units 16,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,134 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,657 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 623 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $356,698
Average Home Value $369,813


Total Households 15,791
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 11,260
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.18% 0.99%
Households 1.03% 0.9%
Families 0.74% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

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, 2017 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 Density # 16 97th
Diversity Index # 10 98th
Median Household Income # 210 60th
Per Capita Income # 336 35th

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