Wheaton, Illinois, is a suburb located 25 miles west of Chicago in the state of Illinois. The population of Wheaton was 52,894 as of the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the population is expected to decrease to 52,745 by July 2019. It is the 27th most populous city in Illinois. Its climate is very moderate, with summers and winters being equally warm and humid.
The city has a very diverse population. One third of the population is under 18 years old, while the other third is between the ages of 25 and 44. In the city, the median age is 36 years old. The population of Wheaton is composed of both males and females, with males outnumbering females by a ratio of 95:9. The city is home to the College of DuPage, which has facilities adjacent to the town. The community college serves students of the state's Community College District 502.
The center of the city is defined by a downtown area with four major intersections: Willow Ave, Hale St, Liberty Dr, and Wheaton Avenue. The area between these intersections is currently dominated by large residential areas. These neighborhoods are typically characterized by apartment complexes of two or three stories. The proposed development will be a mixed-use development, adding commercial amenities. A large park in the area also falls within the Center's boundaries.