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Wharton County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 43,446 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 41,188 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,567
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,736
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,176
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,829 (it was 4,623 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

36%

Land area: 1090 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wharton County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.3%), Educational, health and social services (18.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.2%), Construction (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Wharton County, TX (2017)
    • 19,18246.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 17,57542.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6,10014.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2140.5%Two or more races
    • 600.1%Some other race alone
    • 450.1%Asian alone
    • 210.05%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

38.0 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Males: 21,363  (49.2%)
Females: 22,083  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Wharton County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,246 ($32,208 in 1999)
This county:

$50,246
Texas:

$59,206

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $589 (lower quartile is $430, upper quartile is $752)
This county:

$589
State:

$843


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $125,498 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Wharton:

$125,498
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,752 - $190,660
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,261
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $431

Institutionalized population: 306

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 59
  • Burglaries: 180
  • Thefts: 214
  • Auto thefts: 39

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 64
  • Burglaries: 242
  • Thefts: 192
  • Auto thefts: 39
Wharton County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 2002: 27 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $54,600
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 2006: 45 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2007: 50 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $202,200
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2013: 87 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2015: 69 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2016: 82 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2017: 78 buildings, average cost: $191,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Wharton, TX residents
Average permit cost in Wharton, TX
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,465 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,707 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Wharton, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wharton, TX in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wharton, TX in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.6%
Wharton County:

15.6%
Texas:

14.7%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.7% for American Indian residents, 18.5% for other race residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 38.0 years old
(Males: 36.5 years old, Females: 38.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.0 years old, Black residents: 38.1 years old, American Indian residents: 36.1 years old, Asian residents: 26.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.7 years old, Other race residents: 34.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wharton County is $436 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: El Campo, Wharton, Northeast Wharton, Newgulf, East Bernard, Boling-Iago, Boling, Louise, Hungerford, Iago.

Wharton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wharton County: Provident City Refinery (A), Wilcox Refinery (B), Light Chapel (C), Mont (D), Old Kinkler (E), Vsetin (F), Harrie P Woodson Memorial Library (G), Edwin Wolters Memorial Museum (H), Sweet Home Volunteer Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wharton County include: Saint Marys Church (A), Saint Paul Church (B), Vienna Church (C), Willow Spring Church (D), Pleasant Grove Church (E), Speaks Church (F), Solonsville Church (G), Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Queen of Peace (H), Church of the Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mikeska Cemetery (1), Slavonic Cemetery (2), Allen Cemetery (3), Andrew Chapel Cemetery (4), Smoothingiron Cemetery (5), Austin Cemetery (6), Baursville Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Stockton Lake (A), Barnes Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bachelor Branch (A), Andrews Branch (B), Willow Creek (C), Turkey Pen Branch (D), Smothers Creek (E), Smoothingiron Branch (F), Sandy Branch (G), Robinson Branch (H), Rickaway Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana , St. James Parish, Louisiana , St. Martin Parish, Louisiana , Volusia County, Florida , Fort Bend County , Karnes County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

3.5%

Unemployment by year in Wharton, TX
County total employment by year in Wharton, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Wharton, TX

Current college students: 1,417
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,964 (23.1% naturalized citizens)

Wharton County:

9.1%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4972010 or later
  • 8722000 to 2009
  • 1,1641990 to 1999
  • 7801980 to 1989
  • 4351970 to 1979
  • 284Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.5%

Wharton County marital status for males Wharton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,481
  • One, attached: 86
  • Two: 320
  • 3 or 4: 439
  • 5 to 9: 452
  • 10 to 19: 315
  • 20 to 49: 133
  • 50 or more: 350
  • Mobile homes: 2,509
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 46

Housing units in Wharton County with a mortgage: 3,919 (50 second mortgage, 125 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,720

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

57.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wharton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic18,11010
Evangelical Protestant10,55048
Mainline Protestant3,32916
Black Protestant1,1697
Other3343
None7,788-
Wharton County Religion Details
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.

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%

Agriculture in Wharton County:

Average size of farms: 415 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $95,169
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $333.88
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.49%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 32.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $86,514
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.60%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.33%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $67,452
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.40%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.86
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.13%
Corn for grain: 48423 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 72431 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 19226 harvested acres
Vegetables: 221 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,717 acres

Tornado activity:

Wharton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 2929422.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 16 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/20/1967, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wharton County-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 121.0 miles away from Wharton County 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 114.0 miles away from the county 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 436.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 376.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 376.4 miles away from Wharton County 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 114.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2016 to April 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4269: April 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4269, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to October 02, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1791: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Dean, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3277: August 18, 2007, FEMA Id: 3277, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: September 06, 2002 to September 30, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1434: September 26, 2002, FEMA Id: 1434, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wharton County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 2, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wharton

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,550 (84.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,854 (10.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 35 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 37 (0.2%)
  • Bicycle: 21 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 189 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 574 (3.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (84%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (2%)
  • Honduras (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Argentina (1%)
  • Guatemala (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wharton County


  • Czech (11%)
  • German (6%)
  • American (4%)
  • African (2%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • English (1%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Wharton County, Texas in 2000:

  • 260 people in nursing homes
  • 132 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 107 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 92 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 53 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 45 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 27 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Wharton County, Texas in 2010:

  • 218 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 88 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 72 people in college/university student housing
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,752.

5.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.54% relocated from other counties in Texas ($41,702 average AGI)
0.61% relocated from other states ($8,766 average AGI)
Wharton County:

0.61%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fort Bend County, TX  1.12% ($51,826 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  1.02% ($49,364)
from Matagorda County, TX  0.31% ($38,800)
from Brazoria County, TX  0.26% ($44,905)
from Colorado County, TX  0.17% ($39,556)
from Victoria County, TX  0.14% ($34,636)
from Jackson County, TX  0.13% ($50,429)


4.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,303 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.23% relocated to other counties in Texas ($38,249 average AGI)
0.67% relocated to other states ($5,053 average AGI)
Wharton County:

0.67%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.89% ($51,816 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.83% ($42,733)
to Matagorda County, TX  0.38% ($31,933)
to Jackson County, TX  0.21% ($51,788)
to Victoria County, TX  0.19% ($34,500)
to Brazoria County, TX  0.18% ($48,179)
to Travis County, TX  0.16% ($39,577)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8

Births per 1000 population in Wharton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Wharton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wharton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 26.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wharton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Wharton County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wharton County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wharton County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wharton County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Wharton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,472 (5,595 aged, 877 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,963 (18%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Wharton County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (489)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (369)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (357)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (211)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (201)
  • Unspecified dementia (195)
  • Congestive heart failure (162)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (161)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (150)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (146)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.81
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,694
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 380
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37,544

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,790
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,073
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 104.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 80.1
  • Other - 24.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 43,446
  • In family households: 37,323 (5,472 male householders, 5,105 female householders)
    7,625 spouses, 14,937 children (13,832 natural, 383 adopted, 724 stepchildren), 1,389 grandchildren, 417 brothers or sisters, 422 parents, 1,032 other relatives, 892 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,618 (2,367 male householders (2,113 living alone)), 2,571 female householders (2,405 living alone)), 653 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 523

Size of family households: 4,384 2-persons, 2,347 3-persons, 2,174 4-persons, 980 5-persons, 451 6-persons, 244 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,518 1-person, 371 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 27 4-persons.

6,510 married couples with children.
3,244 single-parent households (787 men, 2,457 women).

74.8% of residents of Wharton speak English at home.
23.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (27% speak English very well, 47% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (39% speak English very well, 48% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $272,006,000 ($6,540 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,932,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $92,085,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $61,633,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $43,531,000
Federal grants: $61,805,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,319,000 ($51,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,633,000 ($3,682,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,840,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,726,000
Federal Government insurance: $243,089,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,426
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,170
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +688
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,516
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wharton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.98 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built in Wharton County, Texas
  • Year house built in Wharton County, Texas
  • 8932014 or later
  • 6042010 to 2013
  • 1,6242000 to 2009
  • 1,8841990 to 1999
  • 2,5701980 to 1989
  • 2,8771970 to 1979
  • 2,1461960 to 1969
  • 2,3361950 to 1959
  • 1,6711940 to 1949
  • 1,4811939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wharton County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wharton County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wharton County, Texas
  • 1131 room
  • 202 rooms
  • 1763 rooms
  • 1,2464 rooms
  • 2,6305 rooms
  • 2,4826 rooms
  • 1,7847 rooms
  • 1,0328 rooms
  • 9839+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wharton County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wharton County, Texas
  • 1911 room
  • 1092 rooms
  • 5863 rooms
  • 1,6264 rooms
  • 1,1895 rooms
  • 8516 rooms
  • 2817 rooms
  • 948 rooms
  • 359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wharton County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wharton County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wharton County, Texas
  • 99no bedroom
  • 1481 bedroom
  • 2,1672 bedrooms
  • 6,1623 bedrooms
  • 1,5044 bedrooms
  • 2895+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wharton County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wharton County, Texas
  • 190no bedroom
  • 8401 bedroom
  • 2,1372 bedrooms
  • 1,4633 bedrooms
  • 3574 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wharton County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wharton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wharton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 274no vehicle
  • 2,9061 vehicle
  • 4,4332 vehicles
  • 1,9673 vehicles
  • 6034 vehicles
  • 2965+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wharton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wharton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 590no vehicle
  • 2,3791 vehicle
  • 1,4972 vehicles
  • 4533 vehicles
  • 644 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles

93.3% of Wharton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Texas.

Wharton County:

93.3%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 35,316
  • Other state: 3,901
  • Northeast: 606
  • Midwest: 1,170
  • South: 1,561
  • West: 541
Year householders moved into unit in Wharton County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wharton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.1%Electricity
  • 28.6%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 65.3%Electricity
  • 28.7%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 241
Here:

4.5%
Texas:

6.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 157
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 107
Here:

8.6%
Texas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Wharton County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $1,259,000
    Solid Waste Management: $191,000
    Regular Highways: $67,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $310,000
    General Public Buildings: $252,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,809,000
    Police Protection: $3,300,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,239,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,174,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,451,000
    Financial Administration: $1,135,000
    Libraries: $847,000
    Corrections - Other: $611,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $438,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $205,000
    General Public Buildings: $186,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $183,000
    Solid Waste Management: $158,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $147,000
    General - Other: $84,000
    Health - Other: $74,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $201,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,665,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,915,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $750,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $738,000
    General Revenue - Other: $658,000
    Interest Earnings: $209,000
    Rents: $65,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $50,000
    Police Protection: $42,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    Libraries: $11,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,406,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $599,000
    Sewerage: $310,000
    Public Welfare: $234,000
    Highways: $40,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,641,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,276,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $771,000
    Other License: $38,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,497,000

Wharton County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $1,259,000
    Solid Waste Management: $191,000
    Regular Highways: $67,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $310,000
    General Public Buildings: $252,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,809,000
    Police Protection: $3,300,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,239,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,174,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,451,000
    Financial Administration: $1,135,000
    Libraries: $847,000
    Corrections - Other: $611,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $438,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $205,000
    General Public Buildings: $186,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $183,000
    Solid Waste Management: $158,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $147,000
    General - Other: $84,000
    Health - Other: $74,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $201,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,665,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,915,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $750,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $738,000
    General Revenue - Other: $658,000
    Interest Earnings: $209,000
    Rents: $65,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $50,000
    Police Protection: $42,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    Libraries: $11,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,406,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $599,000
    Sewerage: $310,000
    Public Welfare: $234,000
    Highways: $40,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,641,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,276,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $771,000
    Other License: $38,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,497,000

Wharton County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $1,259,000
    Solid Waste Management: $191,000
    Regular Highways: $67,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $310,000
    General Public Buildings: $252,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,809,000
    Police Protection: $3,300,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,239,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,174,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,451,000
    Financial Administration: $1,135,000
    Libraries: $847,000
    Corrections - Other: $611,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $438,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $205,000
    General Public Buildings: $186,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $183,000
    Solid Waste Management: $158,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $147,000
    General - Other: $84,000
    Health - Other: $74,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $201,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,665,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,915,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $750,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $738,000
    General Revenue - Other: $658,000
    Interest Earnings: $209,000
    Rents: $65,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $50,000
    Police Protection: $42,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    Libraries: $11,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,406,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $599,000
    Sewerage: $310,000
    Public Welfare: $234,000
    Highways: $40,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,641,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,276,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $771,000
    Other License: $38,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,497,000

Wharton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $1,259,000
    Solid Waste Management: $191,000
    Regular Highways: $67,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $310,000
    General Public Buildings: $252,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,809,000
    Police Protection: $3,300,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,239,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,174,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,451,000
    Financial Administration: $1,135,000
    Libraries: $847,000
    Corrections - Other: $611,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $438,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $205,000
    General Public Buildings: $186,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $183,000
    Solid Waste Management: $158,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $147,000
    General - Other: $84,000
    Health - Other: $74,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $201,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,665,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,915,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $750,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $738,000
    General Revenue - Other: $658,000
    Interest Earnings: $209,000
    Rents: $65,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $50,000
    Police Protection: $42,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    Libraries: $11,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,406,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $599,000
    Sewerage: $310,000
    Public Welfare: $234,000
    Highways: $40,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,641,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,276,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $771,000
    Other License: $38,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,497,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,054
  • Number of aged recipients: 219
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 835
  • Number of recipients under 18: 142
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 561
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 351
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 472
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 389
Most common first names in Wharton County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary30380.0 years
John25876.8 years
Joe17976.2 years
Frank17577.7 years
Annie14482.3 years
James14272.5 years
Willie13675.1 years
Robert12872.0 years
William12275.6 years
George11576.5 years
Most common last names in Wharton County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams10274.1 years
Johnson9475.7 years
Smith7774.9 years
Jackson6679.0 years
Orsak6479.3 years
Brown6374.1 years
Garcia6171.9 years
Miller5575.2 years
Moore4672.4 years
Rodriguez4571.3 years
Businesses in Wharton County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4Lane Furniture3
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1McDonald's3
Blockbuster1Nike2
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet3Pizza Hut2
Church's Chicken2RadioShack2
ColorTyme1SONIC Drive-In3
Cricket Wireless2Subway6
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile2
FedEx5Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul4
Jack In The Box1UPS4
KFC2Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart2
La-Z-Boy1