Wharton is a city located in Wharton County Texas. It is also the county seat of Wharton County. With a 2020 population of 8,607, it is the 266th largest city in Texas and the 3426th largest city in the United States . Wharton is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -2.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,832 in 2010. Wharton reached it's highest population of 9,237 in 2000. Spanning over 8 miles, Wharton has a population density of 1,148 people per square mile.
The average household income in Wharton is $47,682 with a poverty rate of 20.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $777 per month, and the median house value is $92,700. The median age in Wharton is 38.9 years, 33.6 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.