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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    Prairie Village is owned and operated by National Church Residences (NCR), a Columbus, Ohio-based, not-for-profit organization specializing in senior housing, and is home to many of Wharton County area's low-income senior citizens.
    He earned a BS degree from Arlington Baptist College, Arlington, TX; Associate of Science from Wharton County Jr.
    This is the third prospect that SOC has generated in the Wharton County area.
    One potential rival would be Debra Medina, a former Wharton County Republican Party chairwoman who lost a primary bid for comptroller this year.
    Alstom has signed a contract worth approximately 90 million (over $100M)1 with Exelon Generation to supply four Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) for two new combined-cycle gas power plants in Texas, each equipped with two General Electric advanced, high-efficiency H-class gas turbines (Exelon Generation s Colorado Bend Generating Station in Wharton County and Wolf Hollow plant in Granbury).
    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.
    KMP will invest approximately $US90 million in the project, which also involves adding associated receipt facilities by constructing a five-bay truck offloading facility and three new storage tanks with approximately 360,000 bbls of crude/condensate capacity at Kinder Morgan's DeWitt Station in DeWitt County, TX and Wharton Pump Station in Wharton County, TX.
    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.
    WH 4 Wilcox prospects in Wharton County in additional acreage acquired in Jan 2010 have potential for 41 Bcf gas (BUR WI 36%).
    Ranch #1 well, on the Bongo prospect in Wharton county, Texas, has reached a depth of 12,964ft and preliminary data indicates the presence of hydrocarbon bearing sands in a shallower horizon.
    According to the publication, Texas Biodiesel is currently in a final round of negotiations with the governor's office for a proposed plant in Wharton County, with officials in Wood County also lobbying for a production facility.
    Born in Wharton County, Texas on May 29, 1940, Tyree Scott spent his lifetime working for racial justice.
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