Wheaton, Minnesota

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Wheaton is a city in Traverse County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,619 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Traverse County[3].



Wheaton lies along the Mustinka River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), all of it land.

U.S. Route 75 and Minnesota State Highway 27 are two of the main routes in the city.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,619 people, 747 households, and 434 families residing in the city. The population density was 909.2 people per square mile (351.2/km²). There were 907 housing units at an average density of 509.4/sq mi (196.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.20% White, 0.37% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, and 0.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.

There were 747 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 32.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,219, and the median income for a family was $41,827. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $19,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,181. About 7.2% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.


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