Wharton County

Wharton County, Texas

PO Box 69
Wharton, TX 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2381
Fax: (979) 532-8426
www.co.wharton.tx.us

In east-central TX, southwest of Houston; organized Apr 3, 1846 from Colorado and Jackson counties. Name Origin: For William Harris Wharton (1802-39), Republic of TX soldier, minister to the U.S. (1836), and legislator (1838)

Area (sq mi):: 1094.43 (land 1090.13; water 4.29) Population per square mile: 38.10
Population 2005: 41,554 State rank: 71 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 3.10% Population 2000: 41,188 (White 53.00%; Black or African American 15.00%; Hispanic or Latino 31.30%; Asian 0.30%; Other 15.70%). Foreign born: 6.60%. Median age: 35.30
Income 2000: per capita $15,388; median household $32,208; Population below poverty level: 16.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,216-$24,197
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 23.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • El Campo (10,928)

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    Major organization : THE COMMISSIONERS COURT OF WHARTON COUNTY
    Helena Parish, LA to mainline interconnects with proposed header pipelines in Wharton County, TX and San Patricio County, TX.
    Michael Goudeau, a sixth-generation Wharton County cattle rancher, said his family did more business with Cuba than any other country up until 1958.
    Under the third award, the company will overlay US 59 in Wharton County, Texas together with milling existing asphalt paving, one course of surface treatment and an estimated 31,000 tonnes of asphalt paving.
    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has provided an air quality permit to Halyard Energy Ventures LLC, authorising the construction and operation of the Halyard Wharton Energy Center in Wharton County, Texas.
    The three-year funding package will allow Titan to fully explore its key assets, the highly prospective Allen Dome salt dome in Brazoria County, Texas and the Boling Dome in Wharton County, Texas.
    This is the third prospect that SOC has generated in the Wharton County area.
    Victoria College in Victoria, Vocational Nursing Education Program; and Wharton County Junior College in Wharton, ADN Program.
    Kinder Morgan will add new pumps and an additional 120,000-barrel storage tank at its Wharton Pump Station in Wharton County, TX, and increase the truck offload capabilities at its DeWitt Station in DeWitt, County, TX, to facilitate the increase in capacity.
    After attending Schaumburg High School, Austin got a football scholarship at Wharton County Junior College, followed by a full scholarship at North Texas State University.
    In this report, a qualitative approach was used to gather descriptive information from three top-performing Texas community colleges: Northwest Vista College, Temple College, and Wharton County Junior College.
    There are several existing candidates within the Colorado County 3D project area, plus newly acquired prospects elsewhere in Colorado County and Wharton County, as well as new prospects expected to be generated by the 1K3D project in which BUR has a 38% right to acquire, at no cost, 1000 sq miles of data from a large 2D and 3D seismic data base covering much of the Gulf Coast.

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