Historic Wharton County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:41,280
Census 2000:41,188
Census 1990:39,955
Census 1980:40,242
Census 1970:36,729
Census 1960:38,152
Census 1950:36,077
Census 1940:36,158
Census 1930:29,681
Census 1920:24,288
Census 1910:21,123
Census 1900:16,942
Census 1890:7,584
Census 1880:4,549
Census 1870:3,426
Census 1860:3,380
Census 1850:1,752
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
1752 people in 1850 3380 people in 1860 3426 people in 1870 4549 people in 1880 7584 people in 1890 16942 people in 1900 21123 people in 1910 24288 people in 1920 29681 people in 1930 36158 people in 1940 36077 people in 1950 38152 people in 1960 36729 people in 1970 40242 people in 1980 39955 people in 1990 41188 people in 2000 41280 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer0.2   0.2
1990 - 2000:spacer3.1   3.1
1980 - 1990:spacer-0.7   -0.7
1970 - 1980:spacer9.6   9.6
1960 - 1970:spacer-3.7   -3.7
1950 - 1960:spacer5.8   5.8
1940 - 1950:spacer-0.2   -0.2
1930 - 1940:spacer21.8   21.8
1920 - 1930:spacer22.2   22.2
1910 - 1920:spacer15.0   15.0
1900 - 1910:spacer24.7   24.7
1890 - 1900:spacer123.4   123.4
1880 - 1890:spacer66.7   66.7
1870 - 1880:spacer32.8   32.8
1860 - 1870:spacer1.4   1.4
1850 - 1860:spacer92.9   92.9