Wharton County, TX

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2022 Population
41,614
0.0288% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.7
1.34% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.6%
0.873% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,712
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$170,100
8.83% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
18,162
1.38% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wharton County, TX had a population of 41.6k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $59,712. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wharton County, TX grew from 41,602 to 41,614, a 0.0288% increase and its median household income grew from $53,963 to $59,712, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wharton County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (43%), White (Hispanic) (27.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (10.2%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.28%).

None of the households in Wharton County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.1% of the residents in Wharton County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wharton County, TX are Wharton County Junior College (229841) (865 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Wharton County, TX was $170,100, and the homeownership rate was 66.8%.

Most people in Wharton County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Wharton County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wharton County, TX is home to a population of 41.6k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.24% of Wharton County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.84k people).

In 2022, there were 1.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.9k people) in Wharton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k White (Hispanic) and 5.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.1%
2022 Citizenship
93.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.1% of Wharton County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wharton County, TX was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wharton County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.9k ± 58
  2. White (Hispanic)
    11.6k ± 947
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.09k ± 118
43%
Hispanic Population
17.9k people

In 2022, there were 1.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.9k people) in Wharton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k White (Hispanic) and 5.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

43% of the people in Wharton County, TX are hispanic (17.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wharton County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.24%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.84k people
8.77%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.65k people

As of 2022, 9.24% of Wharton County, TX residents (3.84k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wharton County, TX was 8.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    710 ± 186
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    376 ± 173
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    300 ± 135

Wharton County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wharton County, TX employs 18.2k people. The largest industries in Wharton County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,513 people), Retail Trade (2,073 people), and Manufacturing (1,988 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,132), Wholesale Trade ($64,807), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,222).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

18.2k
2022 Value
± 1,157
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 8.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wharton County, TX grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 17.9k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wharton County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,887 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,861 people), and Production Occupations (1,511 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wharton County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.2k
2022 Value
± 1,157
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 8.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wharton County, TX grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 17.9k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wharton County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,513 people), Retail Trade (2,073 people), and Manufacturing (1,988 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wharton County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Wharton County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,060
Median earning men ± $2,893
$31,186
Median earning women ± $3,697

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($222,583), Wholesale Trade ($75,691), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,482).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($88,591), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,669), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($42,591).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 315
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 271
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 192
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wharton County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 71.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.626%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wharton County, TX awarded 865 degrees. The student population of Wharton County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,310 male students and 3,185 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wharton County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (376 and 43.5%), followed by White (322 and 37.2%), Black or African American (91 and 10.5%), and Asian (71 and 8.21%).

The largest universities in Wharton County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Wharton County Junior College (229841) (865 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wharton County, TX are General Studies (192 and 22.2%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (95 and 11%), and General Business (69 and 7.98%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,495 students enrolled in Wharton County, TX, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 2,533 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 192 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wharton County, TX was General Studies with 192 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wharton County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
865 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wharton County Junior College (229841) with 865 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 371 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wharton County, TX, which is 0.751 times less than the 494 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 376 degrees mean that there were 1.17 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 322 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($768) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($3,036) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,381) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wharton County, TX was $170,100 in 2022, which is 0.603 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $156,300 to $170,100, a 8.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Wharton County, TX is 66.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wharton County, TX have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wharton County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wharton County, TX is $59,712. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wharton County, TX was Census Tract 7401 with a value of $70,417, followed by Census Tract 7410 and Census Tract 7411, with respective values of $65,395 and $64,375.

In 2022, 17.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wharton County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.27%.

Property

$170,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,378
$10,112
Median Property Taxes
±$736

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wharton County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66.8%
Homeownership
2022
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.8% of the housing units in Wharton County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7401
  2. Census Tract 7410
  3. Census Tract 7411

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wharton County, TX was Census Tract 7401 with a value of $70,417, followed by Census Tract 7410 and Census Tract 7411, with respective values of $65,395 and $64,375.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wharton County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$59,712
Median Household Income
± $4,083
15.1k
Number of Households
± 960

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.1k households in Wharton County, TX grew to $59,712 from the previous year's value of $53,963.

The following chart displays the households in Wharton County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wharton County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.36%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.55%)

In 2022, 83.2% of workers in Wharton County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.36%) and those who worked at home (3.55%).

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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wharton County, TX have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.01% of the workforce in Wharton County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wharton County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wharton County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wharton County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.27%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wharton County, TX (6k out of 41k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wharton County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.6% of the children was living in poverty in Wharton County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 439 in Wharton County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 13.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

81% of the population of Wharton County, TX has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wharton County, TX see 2770 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.83% decrease from the previous year (2973 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1812 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1985 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,770 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wharton County, TX

Primary care physicians in Wharton County, TX see an average of 2,770 patients per year. This represents a 6.83% decrease from the previous year (2,973 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wharton County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.5% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

19%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
14.3%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wharton County, TX declined by 0.159% from 19% to 19%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44 in Wharton County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.3% in Wharton County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 25.6% in Wharton County, TX.

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