Wheaton, Minnesota

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Wheaton, Minnesota
City
Location of Wheaton, Minnesota
Location of Wheaton, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°48′17″N 96°29′46″W / 45.80472°N 96.49611°W / 45.80472; -96.49611
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Traverse
Area[1]
 • Total 1.80 sq mi (4.66 km2)
 • Land 1.80 sq mi (4.66 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,424
 • Estimate (2013)[3] 1,377
 • Density 791.1/sq mi (305.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56296
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-69844
GNIS feature ID 0654055[4]
Website [www.cityofwheaton.com City of Wheaton]

Wheaton is a city in Traverse County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,424 at the 2010 census.[5] It is the county seat.[6]

Geography[edit]

Wheaton lies along the Mustinka River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.80 square miles (4.66 km2), all of it land.[1]

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 883
1900 1,132 28.2%
1910 1,300 14.8%
1920 1,337 2.8%
1930 1,279 −4.3%
1940 1,700 32.9%
1950 1,948 14.6%
1960 2,102 7.9%
1970 2,029 −3.5%
1980 1,969 −3.0%
1990 1,615 −18.0%
2000 1,619 0.2%
2010 1,424 −12.0%
Est. 2013 1,377 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,424 people, 655 households, and 370 families residing in the city. The population density was 791.1 inhabitants per square mile (305.4 /km2). There were 834 housing units at an average density of 463.3 per square mile (178.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 655 households of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.5% were non-families. 39.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 24% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 49.5 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 31.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census 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 per square mile (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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 23, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°48′16″N 96°29′57″W / 45.80444°N 96.49917°W / 45.80444; -96.49917