Wharton County TX Information


Wharton County Subdivisions

Wharton County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,832
Population in Households 42,407
Population in Familes 36,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 425
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 15,529
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 11,038
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,721 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,235 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,294 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,192 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $109,993
Average Home Value $145,799


Median Household Income $45,976
Average Household Income $61,376
Per Capita Income $22,381
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.49%
Households 0.42% 0.37%
Families 0.32% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Wharton County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wharton County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 75 71st
Population Density1 # 92 64th
Diversity Index2 # 27 90th
Median Household Income # 117 54th
Per Capita Income # 158 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.