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Wharton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Wharton had a population of 8,975 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 8,975
Daytime Population: Workers 5,516
Daytime Population: Residents 5,296
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,812
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 8,813
Population in Familes 7,179
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density2 1,199
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $38,350
Average Household Income $52,761
Per Capita Income $20,624


Total Housing Units 4,005 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,814 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,664 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 526 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $97,331
Average Home Value $126,902


Total Households 3,479
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 2,228
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 0.22% 0.33%
Households 0.04% 0.27%
Families 0.17% 0.18%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

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, 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 # 272 85th
Population Density # 604 66th
Diversity Index # 45 97th
Median Household Income # 1280 27th
Per Capita Income # 1167 33rd

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