Wheaton, MD

Census Place

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2022 Population
52,775
1.81% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36
0.552% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.93%
5.68% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$101,229
5.86% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$454,600
14% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wheaton, MD had a population of 52.8k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $101,229. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wheaton, MD grew from 51,836 to 52,775, a 1.81% increase and its median household income grew from $95,625 to $101,229, a 5.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wheaton, MD are Other (Hispanic) (30.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (22.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11%), and White (Hispanic) (7.34%).

None of the households in Wheaton, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

78.5% of the residents in Wheaton, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Columbia Institute (99 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2022, the median property value in Wheaton, MD was $454,600, and the homeownership rate was 63.8%.

Most people in Wheaton, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheaton, MD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wheaton, MD is home to a population of 52.8k people, from which 78.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 42.3% of Wheaton, MD residents were born outside of the country (22.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.39 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Wheaton, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.7k White (Non-Hispanic) and 9.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

78.5%
2022 Citizenship
78.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 78.5% of Wheaton, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wheaton, MD was 78.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wheaton, MD
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 1.69k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.7k ± 1.07k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.95k ± 1.16k
44.2%
Hispanic Population
23.3k people

In 2022, there were 1.39 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Wheaton, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.7k White (Non-Hispanic) and 9.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

44.2% of the people in Wheaton, MD are hispanic (23.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wheaton, MD as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

42.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
22.3k people
42.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
21.9k people

As of 2022, 42.3% of Wheaton, MD residents (22.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wheaton, MD was 42.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    371 ± 213
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    332 ± 156
  3. Vietnam
    264 ± 113

Wheaton, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wheaton, MD employs 28.2k people. The largest industries in Wheaton, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,440 people), Construction (3,213 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,904 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($250,001), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($250,001), and Public Administration ($107,552).

Occupations

28.2k
2022 Value
± 1,423
3.5%
1 Year growth
± 6.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheaton, MD grew at a rate of 3.5%, from 27.2k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wheaton, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,739 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,704 people), and Management Occupations (2,478 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wheaton, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.2k
2022 Value
± 1,423
3.5%
1 Year growth
± 6.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheaton, MD grew at a rate of 3.5%, from 27.2k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wheaton, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,440 people), Construction (3,213 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,904 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wheaton, MD, though some of these residents may live in Wheaton, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,887
Median earning men ± $3,123
$42,710
Median earning women ± $4,417

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($107,106), Information ($78,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($61,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($109,438), Information ($81,354), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,643).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2021, universities in Wheaton, MD awarded 99 degrees. The student population of Wheaton, MD in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 20 male students and 42 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wheaton, MD are Hispanic or Latino (40 and 40.8%), followed by Asian (37 and 37.8%), White (12 and 12.2%), and Black or African American (8 and 8.16%).

The largest universities in Wheaton, MD by number of degrees awarded are Columbia Institute (99 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheaton, MD was $454,600 in 2022, which is 1.61 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $398,900 to $454,600, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate in Wheaton, MD is 63.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wheaton, MD have an average commute time of 33.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wheaton, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wheaton, MD is $101,229. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Wheaton, MD was Census Tract 7034.02 with a value of $128,036, followed by Census Tract 7039.02 and Census Tract 7034.01, with respective values of $108,472 and $97,955.

Property

$454,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,353
$10,672
Median Property Taxes
±$768

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wheaton, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.8%
Homeownership
2022
71.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.8% of the housing units in Wheaton, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7034.02
  2. Census Tract 7039.02
  3. Census Tract 7034.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wheaton, MD was Census Tract 7034.02 with a value of $128,036, followed by Census Tract 7039.02 and Census Tract 7034.01, with respective values of $108,472 and $97,955.

The following map shows all of the places in Wheaton, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$101,229
Median Household Income
± $4,376
16.7k
Number of Households
± 1,073

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.7k households in Wheaton, MD grew to $101,229 from the previous year's value of $95,625.

The following chart displays the households in Wheaton, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wheaton, MD is from Maryland.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (60%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.8%)
  3. Public Transit (13.3%)

In 2022, 60% of workers in Wheaton, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.8%) and those who used public transit to get to work (13.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

33.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wheaton, MD have a longer commute time (33.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Wheaton, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wheaton, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wheaton, MD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wheaton, MD (5.19k out of 52.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wheaton, MD is Hispanic, followed by Other and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.9% of the population of Wheaton, MD has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 7.92% on Medicare, 9.82% on non-group plans, and 2.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MD see 716 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.968% decrease from the previous year (723 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 800 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 282 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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716 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, MD

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MD see an average of 716 patients per year. This represents a 0.968% decrease from the previous year (723 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 23.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 12% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.1%
Uninsured
45.6%
Employer Coverage
21.4%
Medicaid
7.92%
Medicare
9.82%
Non-Group
2.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wheaton, MD declined by 1.18% from 13.3% to 13.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wheaton, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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