Wharton County TX Information


Wharton County Subdivisions

Wharton County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 42,894
Daytime Population: Workers 16,488
Daytime Population: Residents 24,340
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,828
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 42,467
Population in Familes 36,150
Population in Group Qrtrs 427
Population Density2 40
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $48,964
Average Household Income $64,608
Per Capita Income $23,517


Total Housing Units 17,767 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,277 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,250 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,240 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $113,718
Average Home Value $150,105


Total Households 15,527
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 11,046
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.53% 0.53%
Households 0.36% 0.48%
Families 0.29% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.16%


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, 2017 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 Density # 91 65th
Diversity Index # 27 90th
Median Household Income # 114 56th
Per Capita Income # 157 39th

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