Wharton County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2017:41,968More data
Estimate 2016:41,634 
Estimate 2015:41,379 
Estimate 2014:41,073 
Estimate 2013:41,095 
Estimate 2012:41,064 
Estimate 2011:41,260 
Census 2010:41,280More data
Census 2000:41,188More data
Population of the County Seat (Wharton)
Census 2010:8,832 
Census 2000:9,237 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
East Bernard city:2,335More data
El Campo city:11,751More data
Wharton city:8,769More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,086.2More data
Water Area:8.2More data
Total Area:1,094.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:38.01More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:50.10More data
Percent Rural:49.90More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:41.4%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:83.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:14.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:44.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:13.0%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.1%More data
65 and Older:16.7%More data
85 and Older:2.2%More data
Median Age:37.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$40,535More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$1,701,191,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$46,194More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:78.0% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:14.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$37,553More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$36,106 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$36,623 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$37,130 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$35,499 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.475000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,692,922,100More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,570,693,703More data
Total Actual Levy:$16,953,078More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$3,107,431More data
CY 2016:$2,784,271 
CY 2015:$2,758,870 
CY 2014:$2,525,825 
CY 2013:$2,556,428 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:50.358More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:80.566More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:258.013More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:10.703More data
On-System Subtotal:399.640More data
City Streets:172.820More data
Certified County Roads:919.033More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,091.853More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,491.493More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:178.894More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:174.064More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:519.080More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:21.406More data
On-System Subtotal:893.444More data
City Streets:347.736More data
Certified County Roads:1,838.066More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,185.802More data
County Total:3,079.246More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Wharton County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Wharton County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Wharton County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Wharton County»

Special Districts in Wharton County.
School Districts in Wharton County.
History of City Tax Rates in Wharton County.

Airports in Wharton County.
Hospitals in Wharton County.
Prisons in Wharton County.