Wharton, Texas

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Population in 2014: 8,659 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 
Males: 4,119  (47.6%)
Females: 4,540  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  35.2 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 77488.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,842 (it was $26,704 in 2000)
Wharton:

$26,842
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,706 (it was $13,993 in 2000)

Wharton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,924 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Wharton:

$81,924
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $633.

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  • Races in Wharton, TX (2010)

    Wharton races chart
    • 3,47739.4%Hispanic
    • 2,81731.9%White alone
    • 2,36726.8%Black alone
    • 951.1%Two or more races
    • 480.5%Asian alone
    • 180.2%American Indian alone
    • 90.1%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Wharton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wharton: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (8.1%), Irish (6.2%), Czech (3.7%), English (3.7%), United States (2.3%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 7.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,198 people per square mile   (low).

Wharton,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Wharton:

  • High school or higher: 71.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wharton city:

  • Never married: 36.6%
  • Now married: 38.5%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

957 residents are foreign born (10.0% Latin America).

This city:

10.7%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 43 registered sex offenders living in Wharton, Texas as of December 08, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Wharton to the number of sex offenders is 204 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,154 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,226 (1.6%)

Wharton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sugar Land, TX (35.0 miles , pop. 63,328).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (52.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Hungerford, TX (2.4 miles ), Iago, TX (2.9 miles) , Newgulf, TX (3.1 miles ), Boling-Iago, TX (3.1 miles ), Boling, TX (3.2 miles ), Kendleton, TX (3.3 miles ), Northeast Wharton, TX (3.3 miles ), El Campo, TX (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $58,300
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $56,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $26,500
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $85,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 29.32 N, Longitude: 96.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,043 (+11.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,842 (48.3%)

Area code: 979

Wharton household income distribution Wharton home values distribution

Crime rates in Wharton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.010.90.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 65512104821620
per 100,000 62.252.552.7125.410.40.043.487.621.911.166.922.80.0
Robberies 32171713412111927141268
per 100,000 331.7178.3179.1135.941.5128.3119.3207.9295.8155.2133.868.491.6
Assaults 88854937455849404960494935
per 100,000 912.1891.7516.1386.7466.8620.0531.4437.8536.9665.3546.2558.9400.5
Burglaries 13115613812669746710763117857733
per 100,000 1,357.81,636.61,453.51,317.0715.8791.0726.61,171.1690.31,297.4947.5878.3377.7
Thefts 408432438369297304312360312303391291167
per 100,000 4,228.94,532.14,613.43,857.03,080.93,249.63,383.63,940.03,418.43,359.94,358.53,319.31,911.2
Auto thefts 25272825911128111714137
per 100,000 259.1283.3294.9261.393.4117.6130.187.6120.5188.5156.1148.380.1
Arson 6320254533510
per 100,000 62.231.521.10.020.753.443.454.732.933.355.711.40.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 628.8604.1519.0495.5300.8364.3380.8498.1416.4437.3465.1363.7221.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Wharton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 34 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
Texas average:

2.02
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Wharton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wharton, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Wharton-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the Wharton city center injured one person.

On 3/28/1966, a category F3 tornado 7.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wharton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 372.1 miles away from Wharton center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 120.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 441.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 377.1 miles away from Wharton center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 120.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wharton County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wharton topographic map

Birthplace of: Dan Rather - (born 1931), news anchor, Horton Foote - Dramatists and playwright, Mac Sweeney - Politician, Rick Matula - Baseball pitcher, Bert Adams - Baseball player, Chandi Jones - WNBA player (Minnesota Lynx, born: Mar 25, 1982), Heath Sherman - Football player, James Everett Chase - Politician, Jim Kearney - Football player, Kellen Heard - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Wharton:

  • GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 10141 US 59 NORTH)
  • AVALON PLACE WHARTON (1405 VALHALLA DR)
  • GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER (1400 U S HWY 59 BYPASS N)
  • WHARTON MANOR (418 N RUSK ST)
  • WHARTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1220 SUNNY LANE)
  • WHARTON KIDNEY CENTER (103 WEST AHL DAG STREET)
  • TEXAS HOME HEALTH SKILLED SERVICES (1233 US HWY 59 LOOP SUITE B)

Airports and heliports located in Wharton:

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College/University in Wharton:

  • Wharton County Junior College (Full-time enrollment: 5,009; Location: 911 Boling Hwy; Public; Website: www.wcjc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wharton:

  • Houston Baptist University (about 44 miles; Houston, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,340)
  • Brazosport College (about 46 miles; Lake Jackson, TX; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • The Art Institute of Houston (about 49 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,429)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (about 50 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,023)
  • Rice University (about 51 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 6,713)
  • University of St Thomas (about 52 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Alvin Community College (about 52 miles; Alvin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,953)

Public high school in Wharton:

Private high school in Wharton:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 28, Location: 5227 FM 1301 RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wharton:

  • WHARTON J H (Students: 1,016, Location: 1120 N RUSK ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • WHARTON EL (Students: 692, Location: 2030 E BOLING HWY, Grades: 2-5)
  • C G SIVELLS EL (Students: 513, Location: 1605 ALABAMA RD, Grades: PK-1)
See full list of schools located in Wharton

Library in Wharton:

  • WHARTON COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $800,783; Location: 1920 N FULTON ST; 88,767 books; 12,451 audio materials; 3,746 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 171 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wharton: West Milam Street Mercantile Historic District (A), Wharton County Courthouse Historic Commercial District (B), Linn Street Historic District (C), Texas and New Orleans Railroad Depot (D), Edwin Hawes Junior House (E), Edwin Hawes House (F), Wharton Volunteer Fire Department (G), F F Dannon House (H), George C and Annie Gifford House (I), Gerard A Harrison House (J), Henry B Garrett House (K), Harrison-Dennis House (L), J H Speaker House (M), John A and Sophie Garrett House (N), Leon Abovitz House (O), Louis F Worthing House (P), Merrill-Roten House (Q), Moran-Moore House (R), Wharton Police Department (S), Wharton County Sheriff's Office (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wharton include: Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Old First Methodist Episcopal Church South (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wharton: Harris Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Wharton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.5%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Black residents, 20.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 29.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Wharton in 2010:

  • 88 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 72 people in college/university student housing
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Wharton in 2000:

  • 149 people in nursing homes
  • 107 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 92 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Wharton, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Wharton (2011 data):

  • NewFirst National Bank: Wharton Drive-In Branch at 117 East Milam Street, branch established on 1989/12/04; Wharton Branch at 101 East Milam Street, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $454.2 mil, Deposits: $407.6 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Newfirst Financial Group, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: Wharton Branch at 323 Boling Road, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Wharton Wal-Mart Branch at 1255 Highway 59 Loop, branch established on 2007/04/14. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Prosperity Bank: Wharton Branch at 143 West Burleson Street, branch established on 1898/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.
  • Vista Bank Texas: Wharton at 1610 North Alabama Road, branch established on 1988/02/25. Info updated 2011/07/06: Bank assets: $616.7 mil, Deposits: $484.1 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Vb Texas, Inc.
  • The First State Bank: Wharton Branch at 505 East Boling Hwy, branch established on 1998/10/23. Info updated 2011/10/26: Bank assets: $289.2 mil, Deposits: $263.3 mil, headquarters in Louise, TX, positive income, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Louise Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.5
Texas average:

14.4

Wharton travel time to work - commute Wharton mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Wharton city (based on Wharton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic18,11010
Evangelical Protestant10,55048
Mainline Protestant3,32916
Black Protestant1,1697
Other3343
None7,788-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Wharton County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Wharton County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Wharton County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Wharton County:

30.5%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.6%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wharton:

47.3%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wharton:

44.4%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wharton:

22.0%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wharton:

12.0%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wharton:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.3%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

52.6%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.9%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wharton, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$11,340$45,3600$0
Other Government Administration 3$18,396$73,5840$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,214$26,5682$2,460
Police Protection - Officers 26$94,084$43,4230$0
Firefighters 0$0 4$5,198
Streets and Highways 11$29,088$31,7320$0
Airports 1$2,894$34,7281$1,432
Health 16$49,058$36,7948$6,930
Solid Waste Management 1$1,995$23,9400$0
Sewerage 3$8,187$32,7480$0
Parks and Recreation 3$10,140$40,5600$0
Water Supply 7$22,182$38,0260$0
Other and Unallocable 19$64,288$40,6035$3,759
Totals for Government 94$313,866$40,06820$19,779

Wharton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $607,000 ($70.10)
    Housing & Community Development: $206,000 ($23.79)
    Regular Highways: $124,000 ($14.32)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,449,000 ($167.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $899,000 ($103.82)
    Health Services - Other: $853,000 ($98.51)
    Water Utilities: $641,000 ($74.03)
    Regular Highways: $625,000 ($72.18)
    Sewerage: $622,000 ($71.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $423,000 ($48.85)
    Central Staff Services: $289,000 ($33.38)
    Financial Administration: $170,000 ($19.63)
    Fire Protection: $142,000 ($16.40)
    General - Other: $108,000 ($12.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $107,000 ($12.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $88,000 ($10.16)
    Air Transportation: $76,000 ($8.78)
    General Public Buildings: $51,000 ($5.89)
    Housing & Community Development: $26,000 ($3.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $180,000 ($20.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $342,000 ($39.50)
    General Public Building: $80,000 ($9.24)
    Police Protection: $74,000 ($8.55)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($2.66)
    Air Transportation: $13,000 ($1.50)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,600,000 ($300.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $153,000 ($17.67)

Wharton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $95,000 ($10.97)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $937,000 ($108.21)
    Sewerage: $799,000 ($92.27)
    All Other: $670,000 ($77.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $68,000 ($7.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $88,000 ($10.16)
    General Support: $86,000 ($9.93)
    Education: $38,000 ($4.39)
    Public Welfare: $4,000 ($0.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $437,000 ($50.47)
    Interest Earnings: $262,000 ($30.26)
    General Revenue, NEC: $211,000 ($24.37)
    Property Sale Other: $46,000 ($5.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $901,000 ($104.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $208,000 ($24.02)
    Public Welfare: $31,000 ($3.58)
  • Tax - Property: $1,695,000 ($195.75)
    Total General Sales: $1,218,000 ($140.66)
    Public Utilities: $831,000 ($95.97)
    NEC: $58,000 ($6.70)
    Other Selective Sales: $54,000 ($6.24)

Wharton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,998,000 ($230.74)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,992,000 ($345.54)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,508,000 ($289.64)
    Other NEC: $291,000 ($33.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,009,000 ($347.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $4,401,000 ($508.26)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $274,000 ($31.64)
    Water Utilities: $105,000 ($12.13)

Wharton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,726,000 ($199.33)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,154,000 ($248.76)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $164,000 ($18.94)

4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,181 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fort Bend County, TX  1.03% ($36,868 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.78% ($34,878)
from Matagorda County, TX  0.38% ($30,145)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fort Bend County, TX  1.06% ($34,385 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  1.03% ($29,592)
to Matagorda County, TX  0.41% ($35,317)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wharton:

  • KANI (1500 AM; 1 kW; WHARTON, TX; Owner: MARTIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRTX (980 AM; 5 kW; ROSENBURG/RICHMOND, TX)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • DKFCC (1270 AM; 3 kW; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: CHAMELEON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wharton:

  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIOX-FM (96.9 FM; EL CAMPO, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXGJ (101.7 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPTY (104.9 FM; MISSOURI CITY, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KRTS (92.1 FM; SEABROOK, TX; Owner: KRTS, INC.)
  • KGUL (96.1 FM; EDNA, TX; Owner: LAGRANGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K208DK (89.5 FM; EL CAMPO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)

TV broadcast stations around Wharton:

  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KVIT-LP (Channel 28; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
Wharton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Wharton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 213m699ftTotal length
  • $3,000Total costs
  • 245,950Total average daily traffic
  • 6,083Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 201970-1979
  • 11990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wharton, TX
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 122 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wharton)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wharton, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 380 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wharton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wharton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 42 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wharton, Texas:

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1200 Hwy 59, Wharton, Texas 77488 , Phone: (979) 282-8300, Fax: (979) 282-8312
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 9985 US 59 Rd, Wharton, Texas 77488 , Phone: (979) 532-0301, Fax: (979) 532-5424
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wharton, Texas
Most common first names in Wharton, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary12678.6 years
John7977.1 years
Robert7171.7 years
James7072.4 years
Willie6376.0 years
Joe6076.9 years
George5677.0 years
Annie5682.0 years
Frank5275.6 years
William4974.0 years
Most common last names in Wharton, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams5375.4 years
Johnson4575.7 years
Brown4275.2 years
Jackson4179.2 years
Smith3672.1 years
Moore3072.8 years
Ford2874.7 years
Jones2773.3 years
Harris2775.3 years
Allen2669.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Wharton, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Furniture1
CVS1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx4Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Jack In The Box1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS1
Kincaid1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1

Wharton compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Wharton on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 (77488) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There are 15 pilots and 13 other airmen in this city.
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  • Dale G. Brown (10)
  • Ronald David Hobbs (3)
  • Joseph W. Stolle (2)
  • Orlando D'Elia (2)
  • Andrew J. Alien (1)
  • Ronald Hobbs (1)
  • Fernando Javier Guzman (1)
  • Fernando J. Guzman (1)
  • Rudy Virgilio Montalvo (1)
  • Tommie Dunn (1)

Total of 21 patent applications in 2008-2016.