Wheaton, MD

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Population

50,095

0.665% growth

Median Age

36.1


Median Household Income

$79,369

6.19% growth

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Number of Employees

27,340

0.941% growth

Median Property Value

$348,400

2.62% growth

About

In 2017, Wheaton, MD had a population of 50.1k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $79,369. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wheaton, MD grew from 49,764 to 50,095, a 0.665% increase and its median household income grew from $74,739 to $79,369, a 6.19% increase.

The population of Wheaton, MD is 42.6% Hispanic or Latino, 24% White Alone, and 16.2% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Wheaton, MD speak a non-English language, and 75.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wheaton, MD are Columbia Institute (53 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Wheaton, MD is $348,400, and the homeownership rate is 65.3%. Most people in Wheaton, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheaton, MD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wheaton, MD employs 27.3k people. The largest industries in Wheaton, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,510 people), Construction (3,133 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,955 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($89,295), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,500), and Information ($64,063).

Median household income in Wheaton, MD is $79,369. Males in Wheaton, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Wheaton, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,369

2017 value

± $4,517

6.19%

1 Year Growth

± 8.05%

Households in Wheaton, MD have a median annual income of $79,369, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $74,739 in 2016, which represents a 6.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Maryland by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wheaton, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7039.02

  2. Census Tract 7034.01

  3. Census Tract 7034.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wheaton, MD was Census Tract 7039.02 with a value of $92,147, followed by Census Tract 7034.01 and Census Tract 7034.02, with respective values of $81,944 and $81,667.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wheaton, MD (5.2k out of 49.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    2,360 ± 417

  2. Other

    2,075 ± 407

  3. Black

    1,334 ± 246

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

27.3k

2017 Value

± 1,185

0.941%

1 Year growth

± 6.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wheaton, MD grew at a rate of 0.941%, from 27.1k employees to 27.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wheaton, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,785 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,739 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2,391 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wheaton, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wheaton, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,785 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,739 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2,391 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wheaton, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.23 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.01 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wheaton, MD, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($92,622), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($91,838), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($91,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.3k

2017 Value

± 1,185

0.941%

1 Year growth

± 6.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wheaton, MD grew at a rate of 0.941%, from 27.1k employees to 27.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wheaton, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,510 people), Construction (3,133 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,955 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Wheaton, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,510 people), Construction (3,133 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,955 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wheaton, MD has an unusually high number of Construction (1.83 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.75 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wheaton, MD, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($89,295), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,500), and Information ($64,063).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $21.7B

  2. $19B

  3. $16.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $21.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($19B) and Electronics ($16.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$190B

2020 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

27.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $190B. This is expected to increase 27.8% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24.4B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $7.24B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24.4B, followed by Pennsylvania with $19.5B and New York and $7.24B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82.7% of the population of Wheaton, MD has health coverage, with 43.7% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 7.42% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 2.67% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Wheaton, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Wheaton, MD see 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,137 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.3%

Uninsured

43.7%

Employer Coverage

18.2%

Medicaid

7.42%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

2.67%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wheaton, MD declined by 12% from 19.7% to 17.3%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Wheaton, MD is home to a population of 50.1k people, from which 75.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 45.5% of Wheaton, MD residents were born outside of the country (22.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wheaton, MD is composed of 21.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (42.6%), 12k White Alone residents (24%), 8.11k Black or African American Alone residents (16.2%), 6.59k Asian Alone residents (13.2%), 1.4k Two or More Races residents (2.78%), 403 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.804%), 152 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.303%), and 113 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.226%).

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wheaton, MD was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Wheaton, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wheaton, MD residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

45.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

22.8k people

45.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

22.7k people

As of 2017, 45.5% of Wheaton, MD residents (22.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wheaton, MD was 45.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

75.2%

2017 Citizenship

75%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 75.2% of Wheaton, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wheaton, MD was 75%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    21.3k ± 1.92k

  2. White Alone

    12k ± 849

  3. Black or African American Alone

    8.11k ± 725

In 2017, there were 1.78 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (21.3k people) in Wheaton, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k White Alone and 8.11k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Wheaton, MD as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    672 ± 238

  2. Vietnam

    418 ± 104

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    176 ± 81

Wheaton, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Wheaton, MD awarded 53 degrees. The student population of Wheaton, MD is skewed towards women, with 39 male students and 56 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wheaton, MD are Asian (24 and 49%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14 and 28.6%), Black or African American (6 and 12.2%), and White (4 and 8.16%).

The largest universities in Wheaton, MD by number of degrees awarded are Columbia Institute (53 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wheaton, MD are General English Language & Literature (42 and 79.2%) and Massage Therapy (11 and 20.8%).

The median tuition costs in Wheaton, MD are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 42 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Wheaton, MD was General English Language & Literature with 42 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Wheaton, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

53 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Wheaton, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Columbia Institute with 53 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

18

Degrees Awarded to Men

35

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 18 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wheaton, MD, which is 0.514 times less than the 35 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    24 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wheaton, MD were to Asian students. These 24 degrees mean that there were 1.71 times more Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheaton, MD was $348,400 in 2017, which is 1.52 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $339,500 to $348,400, a 2.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Wheaton, MD is 65.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wheaton, MD have an average commute time of 33.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wheaton, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$348,400

2017 Median

± $5,364

$339,500

2016 Median

± $4,967

In 2017, the median property value in Wheaton, MD grew to to $348,400 from the previous year's value of $339,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wheaton, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wheaton, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$79,369

Median Household Income

± $4,517

15.2k

Number of Households

± 791

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Wheaton, MD grew to $79,369 from the previous year's value of $74,739.

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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wheaton, MD 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

65.3%

2017 Homeownership

64.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.3% of the housing units in Wheaton, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wheaton, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

33.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wheaton, MD have a longer commute time (33.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% of the workforce in Wheaton, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    61.1%

  2. Public Transit

    21.7%

  3. Carpooled

    11.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wheaton, MD was Drove Alone (61.1%), followed by those who Public Transit (21.7%) and those who Carpooled (11.9%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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