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Wharton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Wharton had a population of 8,963 as of July 1, 2016. Wharton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wharton is located at latitude 29.3145 and longitude -96.1038 in Wharton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wharton (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Wharton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 102 feet.

The City of Wharton (GNIS ID: 2412247) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Wharton is located within Wharton Division of Wharton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wharton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 8,963
Population in Households 8,801
Population in Familes 7,169
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density1 1,198
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 3,480
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 2,227
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,809 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,672 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 511 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $94,757
Average Home Value $119,268


Median Household Income $37,438
Average Household Income $50,622
Per Capita Income $19,833
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.25%
Households 0.06% 0.13%
Families 0.2% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wharton to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 266 85th
Population Density1 # 592 66th
Diversity Index2 # 43 98th
Median Household Income # 1241 29th
Per Capita Income # 1154 34th

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