Wharton County, Texas Population 2021

Wharton County, Texas's estimated population is 41,670 with a growth rate of 0.14% 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 41,281 and has seen a growth of 0.94% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202141,670570.14%
202041,613570.14%
201941,556570.14%
201841,499-338-0.81%
201741,8372280.55%
201641,6092260.55%
201541,3832880.70%
201441,095-27-0.07%
201341,122-14-0.03%
201241,136-151-0.37%
201141,28760.01%
201041,2811,3263.32%
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%
193029,6815,39322.20%
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%
18501,7520.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.14%
County Website
State
Founded
1846
County Seat
2010 Population
41,281
Growth Since 2010
0.94%
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Wharton County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,50480.58%
Black or African American5,94414.30%
Some Other Race1,5553.74%
Two or More Races4070.98%
Asian1420.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.06%
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Wharton County, Texas Population by Race

Wharton County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Wharton County, Texas Median Age

37.3


Total

35.8


Male

38.2


Female

Wharton County, Texas Adults

There are 30,775 adults, (6,919 of whom are seniors) in Wharton County, Texas.

Wharton County, Texas Age Dependency

74.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wharton County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

21,158

50.89%

Male

20,419

49.11%

Wharton County, Texas Population by Age

Wharton County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wharton County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All67%33%
Male63.5%36.5%
Non Family54%46%
Female46%54%

67.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wharton County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,1992.767
Married7,4453.3582.2
Non Family4,6441.154
Female2,4283.4546
Male6823.7663.5

3.34

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Wharton County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,75310.20%
9th to 12th Grade3,11211.53%
High School Graduate7,43227.54%
Some College6,51324.13%
Associates Degree2,3198.59%
Bachelors Degree3,21711.92%
Graduate Degree1,6446.09%
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Wharton County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wharton County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,82712,2644,026
Hispanic9,4305,647552
Black3,6353,119249
Other Race1,02955137
2+ Races878717
Asian737314
Native American252520

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 80.00%.

Wharton County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,907$40,513$27,782
Less Than 9th Grade$24,968$30,614$16,073
High School Graduate$32,372$43,832$22,358
Some College$32,306$39,274$26,084
Bachelors Degree$52,986$65,486$46,220
Graduate Degree$55,406$52,768$56,188

$34,907

Average Earnings

$40,513

Average Male

$27,782

Average Female

Wharton County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wharton County, Texas Language by Age

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Wharton County, Texas Language

74.12% of Wharton County, Texas residents speak only English, while 25.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.79% of the population.

Wharton County, Texas Language

Wharton County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,9953,89522.92%
Black5,8301,76330.24%
White18,2481,5638.57%
Other1,52134122.42%
Multiple40714234.89%
Asian1203125.83%

17.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.47%

Male Poverty Rate

19.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wharton County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wharton County, Texas is Multiple, with 34.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wharton County, Texas is White, with 8.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.68%.

Wharton County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.83%
High School16.27%
Some College10.59%
Bachelors or Greater4.59%

Wharton County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed19.64%
Male Unemployed9.77%
Female Employed9.35%
Male Employed6.14%

Wharton County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wharton County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,310$67,704
Families$61,433$79,580
Married Families$75,313-
Non Families$24,451$38,438
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Income by Household Type

Wharton County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wharton County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Wharton County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wharton County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Wharton County, Texas Marital Status

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1,836

Number of Veterans

1,677

Male Veterans

159

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam797
Korea212
First Gulf War183
Second Gulf War173
World War II87

Wharton County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74654
75+515
35 to 54378
55 to 64255
18 to 3434

Wharton County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5476.19%
Hispanic3002.64%
Black2766.48%
Other Race131.04%

Wharton County, Texas Veterans by Race

Wharton County, Texas Veterans by Education

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11.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wharton County, Texas Veterans by Education

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59.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wharton County, Texas Employment by Age

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Wharton County, Texas Employment by Race

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Wharton County, Texas 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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81.29%

Born in Wharton County, Texas

90.14%

Native Born

9.86%

Foreign Born

7.30%

Non Citizen

2.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.14% of Wharton County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 81.29% having been born in Texas. 7.30% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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