Wharton, Texas Population 2023

8,665

Wharton is a city located in Wharton County Texas. It is also the county seat of Wharton County. With a 2023 population of 8,665, it is the 269th largest city in Texas and the 3466th largest city in the United States.Wharton is currently growing at a rate of 0.44% annually and its population has increased by 1.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,551 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Wharton has a population density of 1,156 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wharton is $47,682 with a poverty rate of 17.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wharton is 37.7 years, 35.3 years for males, and 40 years for females.

Wharton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wharton was:

  • 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%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Wharton, Texas is 8,665 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,551.

Wharton, Texas Population 2023

Population by Race

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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wharton Population by Race

Wharton Population Pyramid 2023

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

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Wharton Sex Ratio

Female4,26349.26%
Male4,39150.74%

Wharton Population by Age

Wharton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.61

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

46.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wharton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wharton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wharton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 84.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.51%.

Wharton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,212

Average Earnings

$33,083

Average Male

$25,000

Average Female

Wharton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wharton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

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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17.81%

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 47.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wharton is Other, with 5.27% 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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Wharton Poverty Rate by Education

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Wharton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wharton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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median

Income by Household Type

Wharton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wharton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wharton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

433

Number of Veterans

401

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

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Wharton Veterans by War

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Wharton Veterans by Age

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Wharton Veterans by Race

Wharton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wharton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wharton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wharton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wharton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.14%

Born in Wharton

87.94%

Native Born

13.26%

Foreign Born

10.02%

Non Citizen

3.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.94% of Wharton residents were born in the United States, with 78.14% having been born in Texas. 10.02% 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: data after 2021 is projected based on recent change
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Wharton Population by Year