Wharton County, Texas Population 2024

42,078

Wharton County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 42,078 with a growth rate of 0.3% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wharton County, Texas is the 80th largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 41,280 and has seen a growth of 1.93% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202942,7131270.3%
202842,5861270.3%
202742,4591270.3%
202642,3321270.3%
202542,2051270.3%
202442,0781270.3%
202341,9511270.3%
202241,8241270.3%
202141,6971330.32%
202041,564-107-0.26%
201941,6711560.38%
201841,515-354-0.85%
201741,8692500.6%
201641,6192500.6%
201541,3692870.7%
201441,082-33-0.08%
201341,115-15-0.04%
201241,130-156-0.38%
201141,28660.01%
201041,280
199039,955-287-0.71%
198040,2423,5139.56%
197036,729-1,423-3.73%
196038,1522,0755.75%
195036,077-81-0.22%
194036,1586,47721.82%
193029,6815,39322.2%
192024,2883,16514.98%
191021,1234,18124.68%
190016,9429,358123.39%
18907,5843,03566.72%
18804,5491,12332.78%
18703,426461.36%
18603,3801,62892.92%
18501,752-40,961-95.9%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.3% (127)
County Website
Wharton County
State
Texas
County Seat
2010 Population
41,280
Area
1086 mi²
Density
39 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
1.93% (798)
Founded
1846

Wharton County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White29,46470.8%
Black or African American5,38012.93%
Two or more races4,77411.47%
Other race1,7974.32%
Asian1920.46%
Native American70.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wharton County, Texas Population by Race

Wharton County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Wharton County, Texas Median Age

37.7

Total

36.3

Male

38.8

Female

Wharton County, Texas Adults

There are 30,897 adults, (7,170 of whom are seniors) in Wharton County, Texas.

Wharton County, Texas Age Dependency

75.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wharton County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female20,85350.11%
Male20,76149.89%

Wharton County, Texas Population by Age

Wharton County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,1482.766.833.2
Married7,5933.4382.517.5
Non Family4,6911.135347
Female2,0953.1942.657.4
Male7693.8261.138.9
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3.35

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wharton County, Texas 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 County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wharton County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.25%.

Wharton County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,270

Average Earnings

$46,360

Average Male

$33,044

Average Female

Wharton County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wharton County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wharton County, Texas Language

73.18% of Wharton County, Texas residents speak only English, while 26.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.14% of the population.

Wharton County, Texas Language

Wharton County, Texas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic17,6932,90616.42%
Black5,2641,70932.47%
White17,6051,3907.9%
Multiple4,6664409.43%
Other1,78042123.65%
Asian157148.92%
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14.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.54%

Male Poverty Rate

16.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wharton County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wharton County, Texas is Black, with 32.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wharton County, Texas is White, with 7.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.91%.

Wharton County, Texas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.73%
High School15.56%
Some College7.94%
Bachelors or Greater4.08%
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Wharton County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed48.09%
Male Unemployed13.99%
Female Employed6.79%
Male Employed4.99%
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Wharton County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wharton County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wharton County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wharton County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wharton County, Texas 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 45-54.

Wharton County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wharton County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,964

Number of Veterans

1,833

Male Veterans

131

Female Veterans

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Wharton County, Texas Veterans by War

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Wharton County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Wharton County, Texas Veterans by Race

Wharton County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wharton County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wharton County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wharton County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wharton County, Texas 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

82.15%

Born in Wharton County, Texas

90.76%

Native Born

9.24%

Foreign Born

5.91%

Non Citizen

3.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.76% of Wharton County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 82.15% having been born in Texas. 5.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wharton County, Texas Place of Birth

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