Wheaton, Missouri

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Wheaton is a city in Wheaton Township, Barry County, Missouri, United States. The population was 721 at the 2000 census.


Wheaton is located at 36°45′44″N 94°3′18″W / 36.76222°N 94.055°W / 36.76222; -94.055 (36.762339, -94.055121)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

The community is located on State Highway 86, south of US Route 60.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 721 people, 285 households, and 196 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,420.3 people per square mile (545.8/km²). There were 318 housing units at an average density of 626.4/sq mi (240.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.37% White, 0.14% African American, 0.83% Native American, 4.58% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.74% of the population.

There were 285 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,354, and the median income for a family was $26,058. Males had a median income of $22,750 versus $16,827 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,124. About 18.2% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 20.5% of those age 65 or over.


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