Wharton County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:41,824More data
Estimate 2021:41,697 
Census 2020:41,574More data
Census 2010:41,280More data
Census 2000:41,188More data
Population of the County Seat (Wharton)
Census 2020:8,627 
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:2,243More data
El Campo city:12,179More data
Wharton city:8,736More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,086.1More data
Water Area:8.2More data
Total Area:1,094.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:38.28More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:50.10More data
Percent Rural:49.90More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:43.7%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:83.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:13.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:42.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:12.3%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.8%More data
65 and Older:17.7%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:37.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$52,948More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$2,209,032,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$56,522More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:80.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:18.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$44,985More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$43,794 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$41,926 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$39,491 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$37,550 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.7 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.424790More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,960,438,588More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$4,061,481,379More data
Total Actual Levy:$17,246,618More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$4,210,491More data
CY 2021:$4,159,205 
CY 2020:$3,257,478 
CY 2019:$3,140,248 
CY 2018:$3,120,911 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:50.344More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:80.357More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:253.610More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:17.579More data
On-System Subtotal:401.890More data
City Streets:177.153More data
Certified County Roads:909.115More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,086.268More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,488.158More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:178.838More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:201.543More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:510.530More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:35.158More data
On-System Subtotal:926.069More data
City Streets:356.402More data
Certified County Roads:1,818.230More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,174.632More data
County Total:3,100.701More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Wharton County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.