Wharton, Texas Population 2022

8,587
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Wharton is a city located in Wharton County Texas. Wharton has a 2020 population of 8,587. It is also the county seat of Wharton County. Wharton is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually and its population has decreased by -0.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,627 in 2010.

The average household income in Wharton is $47,682 with a poverty rate of 15.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $747 per month, and the median house value is $94,600. The median age in Wharton is 38.9 years, 33.6 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Wharton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Whartonwas:

  • White: 58.29%
  • Black or African American: 27.35%
  • Two or more races: 7.74%
  • Other race: 6.36%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wharton, Texas is 8,587 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,627.

Wharton, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,04458.29%
Black or African American2,36727.35%
Asian230.27%
Some Other Race5506.36%
Two or More Races6707.74%
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Wharton Population by Race

Wharton Population Pyramid 2022

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Wharton Median Age

37.7


Total

35.3


Male

40


Female

Wharton Adults

There are 6,717 adults, (1,484 of whom are seniors) in Wharton.

Wharton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Wharton Sex Ratio

Female

4,263

49.26%

Male

4,391

50.74%

Wharton Population by Age

Wharton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wharton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.2%27.8%
Male46.8%53.2%
All46.7%53.3%
Female37%63%
Non Family33.7%66.3%

46.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wharton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2932.5346.7
Married9833.7572.2
Male2223.4246.8
Female6353.6137
Non Family1,4531.0933.7

3.61

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Wharton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4347.69%
9th to 12th Grade93016.48%
High School Graduate1,64229.09%
Some College1,40824.95%
Associates Degree5559.83%
Bachelors Degree3556.29%
Graduate Degree3205.67%
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Wharton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wharton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,8051,543573
Hispanic2,2261,43061
Black1,5461,24641
Asian1111
2+ Races176171
Other Race415313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.75%.

Wharton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,212$33,083$25,000
Less Than 9th Grade$16,885$22,880$10,934
High School Graduate$35,288$42,596$31,433
Some College$31,068$32,558$25,129
Bachelors Degree$41,914$$42,500
Graduate Degree$$39,099$

$31,212

Average Earnings

$33,083

Average Male

$25,000

Average Female

Wharton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wharton Language by Age

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Wharton Language

72.55% of Wharton residents speak only English, while 27.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.89% of the population.

Wharton Language

Wharton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian1111100.00%
Black2,27441218.12%
Hispanic3,48651214.69%
White2,32029612.76%
Other29NaN%
Multiple656223.35%

15.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.33%

Male Poverty Rate

19.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wharton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wharton is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wharton is Multiple, with 3.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.13%.

Wharton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.23%
High School15.79%
Some College5.20%
Bachelors or Greater4.89%

Wharton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.53%
Male Unemployed11.85%
Female Employed10.68%
Female Unemployed16.67%

Wharton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wharton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,003$54,681
Families$57,434$69,521
Married Families$67,672-
Non Families$28,275$34,657
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Income by Household Type

Wharton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wharton Married by Age and Sex

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Wharton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wharton Marital Status by Race

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Wharton Marital Status

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433

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War93
First Gulf War95
Vietnam107
Korea26
World War II65

Wharton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3438
35 to 54149
55 to 6451
65 to 7469
75+126

Wharton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2806.99%
Black1537.82%
Hispanic1053.89%

Wharton Veterans by Race

Wharton Veterans by Education

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3.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wharton Veterans by Education

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57.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wharton Employment by Age

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Wharton Employment by Race

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Wharton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.21%

Born in Wharton

86.90%

Native Born

13.10%

Foreign Born

9.90%

Non Citizen

3.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.90% of Wharton residents were born in the United States, with 77.21% having been born in Texas. 9.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wharton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19302,6910.00%
19404,3861,6955.01%
19504,450640.14%
19605,7341,2842.57%
19707,8812,1473.23%
19809,0331,1521.37%
19909,011-22-0.02%
20009,2372260.25%
20108,832-405-0.45%
20118,812-20-0.23%
20128,792-20-0.23%
20138,772-20-0.23%
20148,752-20-0.23%
20158,732-20-0.23%
20168,712-20-0.23%
20178,692-20-0.23%
20188,672-20-0.23%
20198,652-20-0.23%
20208,627-25-0.29%
20218,607-20-0.23%
20228,587-20-0.23%

Wharton Population by Year