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Wharton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Wharton had a population of 8,606 as of July 1, 2018. 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 29.3116 and longitude -96.1027 in Wharton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wharton 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.

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


Total Population 8,606
Population in Households 8,428
Population in Familes 6,923
Population in Group Qrtrs 178
Population Density2 1,150
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $37,419
Average Household Income $53,540
Per Capita Income $21,006


Total Housing Units 4,021 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,725 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,619 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 677 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $99,561
Average Home Value $128,391


Total Households 3,344
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 2,151
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.31% 0.27%
Households -0.44% 0.2%
Families -0.27% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

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, 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 # 286 84th
Population Density # 638 64th
Diversity Index # 45 97th
Median Household Income # 1332 24th
Per Capita Income # 1148 34th

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