Wharton County TX Information


Wharton County Subdivisions

Wharton County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 41,833
Population in Households 41,367
Population in Familes 35,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 466
Population Density2 39
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $49,709
Average Household Income $66,260
Per Capita Income $24,227


Total Housing Units 17,397 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,004 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,200 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,193 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $115,399
Average Home Value $158,077


Total Households 15,204
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 10,815
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 0.16% 0.22%
Households 0.06% 0.16%
Families -0.01% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.01%


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, 2018 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 # 80 69th
Population Density # 96 63rd
Diversity Index # 29 89th
Median Household Income # 104 59th
Per Capita Income # 144 44th

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