Wharton, Texas Population 2021

8,607
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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.

Wharton Demographics

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

  • White: 63.91%
  • Black or African American: 30.00%
  • Other race: 3.80%
  • Two or more races: 1.56%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wharton, Texas is 8,607 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,652.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,832.

Wharton, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,56763.91%
Black or African American2,61330.00%
Some Other Race3313.80%
Two or More Races1361.56%
Asian640.73%
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Wharton Population by Race

Wharton Population Pyramid $2021

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Wharton Median Age

38.9


Total

33.6


Male

42.5


Female

Wharton Adults

There are 6,745 adults, (1,608 of whom are seniors) in Wharton.

Wharton Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wharton Sex Ratio

Female

4,388

50.37%

Male

4,323

49.63%

Wharton Population by Age

Wharton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wharton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male71.6%28.4%
Married68.5%31.5%
All50.8%49.2%
Female41.1%58.9%
Non Family37.5%62.5%

50.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wharton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3712.4950.8
Non Family1,2881.1137.5
Married1,1533.1168.5
Female7403.5341.1
Male1903.9871.6

3.27

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Wharton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5759.85%
9th to 12th Grade1,01717.43%
High School Graduate1,72629.58%
Some College1,32122.64%
Associates Degree4657.97%
Bachelors Degree3526.03%
Graduate Degree3806.51%
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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
Hispanic2,0971,15879
White2,0671,708606
Black1,6111,32447
Other Race268161
2+ Races3737
Asian3434

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 29.32%.

Wharton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,488$33,870$21,869
Less Than 9th Grade$16,617$22,500$10,876
High School Graduate$30,103$42,625$22,000
Some College$30,417$33,675$22,702
Bachelors Degree$42,451$$43,250
Graduate Degree$$38,636$

$28,488

Average Earnings

$33,870

Average Male

$21,869

Average Female

Wharton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wharton Language by Age

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Wharton Language

69.86% of Wharton residents speak only English, while 30.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.63% of the population.

Wharton Language

Wharton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,14268921.93%
Black2,52159623.64%
White2,78435512.75%
Multiple1369771.32%
Other3084213.64%
Asian531732.08%

20.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.15%

Male Poverty Rate

25.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wharton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wharton is Multiple, with 71.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wharton is White, with 12.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.10%.

Wharton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.24%
High School20.04%
Some College7.42%
Bachelors or Greater6.97%

Wharton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed21.11%
Male Unemployed19.58%
Female Employed12.84%
Male Employed3.71%

Wharton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wharton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,079$47,682
Families$48,783$56,271
Married Families$63,027-
Non Families$24,190$32,269
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Income by Household Type

Wharton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.3%

Male Marriage Rate

37.5%

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 55-64, 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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494

Number of Veterans

447

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam173
Second Gulf War104
First Gulf War73
World War II67
Korea49

Wharton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54163
75+152
65 to 74123
55 to 6438
18 to 3418

Wharton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3006.82%
Black19410.25%
Hispanic803.20%

Wharton Veterans by Race

Wharton Veterans by Education

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4.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wharton Veterans by Education

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53%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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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78.52%

Born in Wharton

87.33%

Native Born

12.67%

Foreign Born

10.41%

Non Citizen

2.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.33% of Wharton residents were born in the United States, with 78.52% having been born in Texas. 10.41% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,607-15-0.17%
20208,622-15-0.17%
20198,637-15-0.17%
20188,652-106-1.21%
20178,758170.19%
20168,741120.14%
20158,729420.48%
20148,687-55-0.63%
20138,742-53-0.60%
20128,795-44-0.50%
20118,839-31-0.35%
20108,870-367-0.40%
20009,2372260.25%
19909,011-22-0.02%
19809,0331,1521.37%
19707,8812,1473.23%
19605,7341,2842.57%
19504,450640.14%
19404,3861,6955.01%
19302,6910.00%

Wharton Population by Year