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Population (year 2000): 9,237. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,374 (+1.5% change)
Males: 4,357 (47.2%), Females: 4,880 (52.8%)

Wharton County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.5 years
Median household income: $26,704 (year 2000)
Median house value: $53,900 (year 2000)

Wharton, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Wharton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (41.3%)
  • Hispanic (31.1%)
  • Black (26.4%)
  • Other race (14.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (9.7%), United States (6.5%), Czech (6.2%), English (4.9%), Irish (3.8%), Polish (1.1%).Texas forum

Land area: 7.2 square miles

Wharton,

For population 25 years and over in Wharton

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wharton city

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

5.7% Foreign born (4.4% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+0.7%).

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Land, TX (38.5 miles Sugar pop. 63,328).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TX Houston, (57.9 miles )

Nearest cities: TX (5.8 miles Hungerford, TX (11.1 miles Boling-Iago, TX (11.3 miles Kendleton, Campo, TX El (14.7 miles )

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1996: 5 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $58,300
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $56,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $26,500
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $73,200

Latitude: 29.32 N, Longitude: 96.10 W

Area code: 979

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Wharton, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (31.2%), Manufacturing (14.8%), Retail trade (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,096 (+11.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,987 (54.4%)

Crime in Wharton by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 6 5 5
    per 100,000 32.5 65.0 54.1 54.1
Robberies 34 32 17 17
    per 100,000 368.1 346.4 184.0 184.0
Assaults 71 88 85 49
    per 100,000 768.6 952.7 920.2 530.5
Burglaries 162 131 156 138
    per 100,000 1753.8 1418.2 1688.9 1494.0
Thefts 490 408 432 438
    per 100,000 5304.8 4417.0 4676.8 4741.8
Auto thefts 27 25 27 28
    per 100,000 292.3 270.7 292.3 303.1
635.5 618.1 589.6 501.5

Average climate in Wharton, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wharton,

Wharton-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1961, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the Wharton city center injured one person.

On 3/28/1966, a category 3 tornado 8.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Dan Rather - (born 1931), news anchor, Chandi Jones - WNBA player (Minnesota Lynx, born: Mar 25, 1982), Lester Shelton - College football player (Temple Owls).


Hospital/medical center in Wharton:
  • GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER (1400 U S 59 N BYPASS)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Wharton:
  • EL CAMPO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; EL CAMPO, TX)
  • RICE MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; EAGLE LAKE, TX)
  • MATAGORDA GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; BAY CITY, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wharton:
  • BRAZORIA COUNTY (about 48 miles; ANGLETON/LAKE JACKSON, TX; ID: LBX)
  • WILLIAM P HOBBY (about 62 miles; HOUSTON, TX; ID: HOU)
  • VICTORIA REGIONAL (about 66 miles; VICTORIA, TX; ID: VCT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wharton:
  • WHARTON RGNL (about 6 miles; WHARTON, TX; ID: 5R5)
  • LACKEY AVIATION (about 9 miles; WHARTON, TX; ID: 94R)
  • WARD AIRPARK (about 17 miles; BEASLEY, TX; ID: 5T0)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 7 $16,477 $28,246 0 $0
Firefighters 1 $3,467 $41,604 2 $979
Health 7 $22,182 $38,026 10 $6,038
Sewerage 3 $8,307 $33,228 1 $1,176
Parks and Recreation 4 $8,444 $25,332 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $8,559 $34,236 0 $0
Other Government Administration 7 $19,178 $32,876 10 $314
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $3,518 $42,216 0 $0
Water Supply 6 $13,277 $26,554 4 $5,431
Other and Unallocable 3 $7,417 $29,668 4 $3,469
Streets and Highways 11 $24,888 $27,150 1 $1,970
Judicial and Legal 2 $3,739 $22,434 1 $1,089
Police Protection - Officers 19 $66,602 $42,064 0 $0
Totals for Government 74 $206,055 $33,414 33 $20,466
College/University in Wharton:
  • WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,124; Location: 911 BOLING HWY; Public; Website: www.wcjc.cc.tx.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wharton:
  • HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,273)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW A & M UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; PRAIRIE VIEW, TX; FT enrollment: 5,823)
  • RICE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 4,158)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS (about 57 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-UNIVERSITY PARK (about 58 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 25,479)
  • TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 5,808)
  • HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM (about 58 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 21,140)
Public high schools in Wharton:
  • WHARTON H S (Students: 687; Location: #1 TIGER AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WHARTON J H (Students: 391; Location: 1120 N RUSK ST; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wharton:
  • C G SIVELLS EL (Students: 565; Location: 1605 ALABAMA RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • C W DAWSON EL (Students: 550; Location: 1619 M L K BLVD; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • MINNIE MAE HOPPER EL (Students: 317; Location: 500 ABELL ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Private primary/middle school in Wharton:
  • ST THOMAS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 207 BOB-O-LINK LANE; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Wharton:
  • WHARTON COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $628,100; Location: 1920 N FULTON ST; 85,119 books; 4,396 audio materials; 2,313 video materials; 190 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Wharton: Texas and New Orleans Railroad Depot (A), Linn Street Historic District (B), West Milam Street Mercantile Historic District (C), Wharton County Courthouse Historic Commercial District (D), Willie Banker Junior House (E), Wiley J Croom House (F), F F Dannon House (G), Ben and Mary Davis House (H), Henry B Garrett House (I), John A and Sophie Garrett House (J), Louis F Worthing House (K), Bolton-Outlar House (L), Edwin Hawes House (M), Edwin Hawes Junior House (N), Nettie Elkins House (O), Moses Bernstein House (P), Moran-Moore House (Q), George C and Annie Gifford House (R), Gerard A Harrison House (S), Merrill-Roten House (T).

Churches in Wharton include: Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Old First Methodist Episcopal Church South (B).


Wharton compared to Texas state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Wharton:
  • KANI (1500 AM; 1 kW; WHARTON, TX; Owner: MARTIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRTX (980 AM; 5 kW; ROSENBURG/RICHMOND, TX)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • DKFCC (1270 AM; 3 kW; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: CHAMELEON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Wharton:
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KXGJ (101.7 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIOX-FM (96.9 FM; EL CAMPO, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGUL (96.1 FM; EDNA, TX; Owner: LAGRANGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K208DK (89.5 FM; EL CAMPO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
TV broadcast stations around Wharton:
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KVIT-LP (Channel 28; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)

 

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