Wharton, TX Population

Population: 9,237. Estimated population in July 2020: 9,374 (+1.5% change)
Males: 4,357 (47.2%), Females: 4,880 (52.8%)

Wharton County

Zip code: 77488

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

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%).

Land area: 7.2 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Wharton:

  • GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER (1400 U S 59 N BYPASS)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Wharton:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wharton:

  • BRAZORIA COUNTY (about 48 miles; ANGLETON/LAKE JACKSON, TX; Abbreviation: LBX)
  • WILLIAM P HOBBY (about 62 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: HOU)
  • VICTORIA REGIONAL (about 66 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Abbreviation: VCT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wharton:

  • WHARTON RGNL (about 6 miles; WHARTON, TX; Abbreviation: 5R5)
  • LACKEY AVIATION (about 9 miles; WHARTON, TX; Abbreviation: 94R)
  • WARD AIRPARK (about 17 miles; BEASLEY, TX; Abbreviation: 5T0)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 5,823)
  • RICE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,158)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS (about 57 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,541)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-UNIVERSITY PARK (about 58 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 25,479)
  • TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,808)
  • HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM (about 58 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 21,140)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)

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