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 2019:41,556More data
Estimate 2018:41,499 
Estimate 2017:41,837 
Estimate 2016:41,609 
Estimate 2015:41,383 
Estimate 2014:41,095 
Estimate 2013:41,122 
Estimate 2012:41,136 
Estimate 2011:41,287 
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:2,342More data
El Campo city:11,539More data
Wharton city:8,637More 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
2010:38.00More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:50.10More data
Percent Rural:49.90More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:42.0%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:83.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:13.7%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:1.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:44.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:12.7%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.8%More data
65 and Older:17.1%More data
85 and Older:2.2%More data
Median Age:37.4More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$41,473More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,726,056,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$48,040More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:26.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:78.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:17.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$39,491More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$37,550 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$36,106 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$36,623 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$37,130 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.473960More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,988,038,767More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,395,673,269More data
Total Actual Levy:$15,864,764More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$3,140,248More data
CY 2018:$3,120,911 
CY 2017:$3,107,431 
CY 2016:$2,784,271 
CY 2015:$2,758,870 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:50.262More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:80.351More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:253.615More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:9.733More data
On-System Subtotal:393.961More data
City Streets:172.806More data
Certified County Roads:918.127More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,090.933More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,484.894More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:178.552More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:172.955More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:510.292More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:19.466More data
On-System Subtotal:881.265More data
City Streets:347.708More data
Certified County Roads:1,836.254More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,183.962More data
County Total:3,065.227More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Wharton County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.