Wharton County

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Wharton County, Texas

PO Box 69
Wharton, TX 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2381
Fax: (979) 532-8426

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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    Helena Parish, LA to mainline interconnects with proposed header pipelines in Wharton County, TX and San Patricio County, TX.
    Via an Exploration Agreement with an independent oil and gas company, SOC's team of geologists and engineers were able to work a 65 square mile 3D data set of Wharton County, TX for purposes of generating shallow oil prospects on behalf of Spicewood Energy Fund I, LP (SEFI), which is managed by SEM.
    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. Pending receipt of environmental and regulatory approvals, construction is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012.
    In connection with the acquisition, Copano's Board of Directors has approved construction projects to integrate the McMullen Lateral with Copano's Houston Central gas processing and treating facilities, including construction of 25 miles of 24-inch pipeline to deliver gas from the McMullen Lateral to Copano's Houston Central plant for processing, and 25 miles of 16-inch pipeline to gather natural gas and to deliver residue gas to Transco's Zone 1 pool at Compressor Station 30 in Wharton County, TX.

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