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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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