Wharton, TX

8,773 Population
7.5 square miles 1,172.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.0%
was 0.0%
 
Population Density
1,172.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
62.5%
was 61.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
11.0%
was 12.8%
 
Percent Under 18
25.9%
was 25.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.7%
was 15.2%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
27.8%
was 25.9%
 
Median Household Income
$32,243
was $29,797
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.5
43
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
499
was 650.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,966.3
was 4,345.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
3,844
was 3,871
 
Median Rent
$671
was $654
 
Total Building Permits
5
was 5
 
Occupied Housing Units
3,357
was 3,264
 
Homeownership Rate
48.0%
was 44.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
5
was 5
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
513.6
was 517.2
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
21.8%
was 25.2%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.3
was 1.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.6
was 0.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
91.2%
was 93.3%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
68.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
71.5%
was 68.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
9.7%
was 9.8%
 

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