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Population in 2012: 8,784 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 

Males: 3,778  (43.0%)
Females: 5,006  (57.0%)

Median resident age:  34.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 77488.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,686 (it was $26,704 in 2000)
Wharton:

$25,686
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,880

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,116 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Wharton:

$77,116
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $87,674; Detached houses: $93,149; Townhouses or other attached units: $121,488; In 2-unit structures: $25,893; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,969; Mobile homes: $29,917

Median gross rent in 2012: $579.

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  • Hispanic - 3,477 (39.4%)
  • White alone - 2,817 (31.9%)
  • Black alone - 2,367 (26.8%)
  • Two or more races - 95 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 48 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wharton: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (8.6%), German (7.7%), Czech (6.3%), English (3.1%), United States (2.1%), French (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 7.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,216 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Wharton:

  • High school or higher: 69.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wharton city:

  • Never married: 35.9%
  • Now married: 36.5%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

1,011 residents are foreign born

This city:  11.5%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 46 registered sex offenders living in Wharton, Texas as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wharton to the number of sex offenders is 191 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,730 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $765 (1.2%)

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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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 29.32 N, Longitude: 96.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +638 (+7.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,696 (46.5%)

Area code: 979

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Crime rates in Wharton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.010.90.00.00.0
Rapes 3655121048216
per 100,000 31.862.252.552.7125.410.40.043.487.621.911.166.9
Robberies 34321717134121119271412
per 100,000 359.9331.7178.3179.1135.941.5128.3119.3207.9295.8155.2133.8
Assaults 718885493745584940496049
per 100,000 751.6912.1891.7516.1386.7466.8620.0531.4437.8536.9665.3546.2
Burglaries 1621311561381266974671076311785
per 100,000 1714.81357.81636.61453.51317.0715.8791.0726.61171.1690.31297.4947.5
Thefts 490408432438369297304312360312303391
per 100,000 5186.84228.94532.14613.43857.03080.93249.63383.63940.03418.43359.94358.5
Auto thefts 2725272825911128111714
per 100,000 285.8259.1283.3294.9261.393.4117.6130.187.6120.5188.5156.1
Arson 163202545335
per 100,000 10.662.231.521.10.020.753.443.454.732.933.355.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 646.8629.0604.2519.2495.6300.8364.4380.9498.3416.6437.4465.2

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Crime rate in Wharton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 33 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Texas average:

1.95

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Wharton, Texas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+0.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Wharton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 118% 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.

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, Tornadoes: 2, Fires: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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/medical centers in Wharton:

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

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Local government website: www.cityofwharton.com

College/University in Wharton:

  • Wharton County Junior College (Full-time enrollment: 2,960; 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: 2,137)
  • University of Phoenix-Houston Campus (about 45 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,987)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (about 50 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,761)
  • Rice University (about 51 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 5,451)
  • Houston Community College (about 53 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 16,821)
  • Texas Southern University (about 53 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • University of Houston (about 54 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 26,385)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Wharton:

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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 2012: 27.4%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.6% for Black residents, 36.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 17.3% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wharton, TX

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 compared to Texas state average:

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wharton, Texas:

  • Country Hearth Inn, 1808 FM 102 Rd, Wharton, TX 77488 , Phone: (888) 325-7820
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1200 Hwy 59, Wharton, TX 77488 , Phone: (979) 282-8300, Fax: (979) 282-8312
  • Super 8 Wharton, 9985 US 59 Rd, Wharton, TX 77488 , Phone: (979) 532-0301, Fax: (979) 532-5424
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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wharton travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.88%
Here76.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of Christ
Adherents60.2%20.4%7.2%3.5%1.9%
Congregations16.4%24.6%14.8%6.6%6.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents1.8%1.1%1.0%0.6%2.4%
Congregations3.3%1.6%8.2%3.3%14.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Wharton County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wharton County:

10.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Wharton County:

30.5%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.6%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,118$40,4720$0
Other Government Administration 20$69,462$41,6772$1,076
Judicial and Legal 2$4,893$29,3581$1,043
Police Protection - Officers 24$98,339$49,1700$0
Firefighters 1$3,491$41,8922$2,418
Streets and Highways 11$29,121$31,7683$3,677
Airports 0$0 3$3,348
Health 9$28,908$38,54418$14,708
Sewerage 4$11,165$33,4950$0
Parks and Recreation 4$10,191$30,5730$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,912$46,9440$0
Water Supply 7$17,333$29,7140$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,028$30,1683$1,784
Totals for Government 88$291,961$39,81332$28,054

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $607,000 ($69.10)
    Housing & Community Development: $206,000 ($23.45)
    Regular Highways: $124,000 ($14.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,449,000 ($164.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $899,000 ($102.35)
    Health Services - Other: $853,000 ($97.11)
    Water Utilities: $641,000 ($72.97)
    Regular Highways: $625,000 ($71.15)
    Sewerage: $622,000 ($70.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $423,000 ($48.16)
    Central Staff Services: $289,000 ($32.90)
    Financial Administration: $170,000 ($19.35)
    Fire Protection: $142,000 ($16.17)
    General - Other: $108,000 ($12.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $107,000 ($12.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $88,000 ($10.02)
    Air Transportation: $76,000 ($8.65)
    General Public Buildings: $51,000 ($5.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $26,000 ($2.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $180,000 ($20.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $342,000 ($38.93)
    General Public Building: $80,000 ($9.11)
    Police Protection: $74,000 ($8.42)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($2.62)
    Air Transportation: $13,000 ($1.48)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,600,000 ($295.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $153,000 ($17.42)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $95,000 ($10.82)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $937,000 ($106.67)
    Sewerage: $799,000 ($90.96)
    All Other: $670,000 ($76.28)
    Parks & Recreation: $68,000 ($7.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $88,000 ($10.02)
    General Support: $86,000 ($9.79)
    Education: $38,000 ($4.33)
    Public Welfare: $4,000 ($0.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $437,000 ($49.75)
    Interest Earnings: $262,000 ($29.83)
    General Revenue, NEC: $211,000 ($24.02)
    Property Sale Other: $46,000 ($5.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $901,000 ($102.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $208,000 ($23.68)
    Public Welfare: $31,000 ($3.53)
  • Tax - Property: $1,695,000 ($192.96)
    Total General Sales: $1,218,000 ($138.66)
    Public Utilities: $831,000 ($94.60)
    NEC: $58,000 ($6.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $54,000 ($6.15)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,998,000 ($227.46)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,992,000 ($340.62)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,508,000 ($285.52)
    Other NEC: $291,000 ($33.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,009,000 ($342.55)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $4,401,000 ($501.02)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $274,000 ($31.19)
    Water Utilities: $105,000 ($11.95)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,726,000 ($196.49)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,154,000 ($245.22)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $164,000 ($18.67)

5.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.87% ($36,154 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.78% ($27,404)
from Matagorda County, TX  0.41% ($34,035)


6.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,616 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fort Bend County, TX  1.22% ($40,805 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  1.05% ($35,074)
to Matagorda County, TX  0.47% ($29,657)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wharton, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 31
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 54
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 34
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 94
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 180
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 273
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 197
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 468
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

See more detailed statistics of Wharton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 112 (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: 143 (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: 24 (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: 69 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


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
Businesses in Wharton, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Furniture1
CVS1McDonald's1
Church's Chicken1Payless1
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx4Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
Jack In The Box1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul2
Kincaid1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Wharton, TX

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