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Wharton County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 1,086.2 square miles
Population Density 38 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 41,216
Population change -0.2%
Under 5 years of age 6.8%
Under 18 26.2%
65 and over 15.4%
Females 50.8%
White 83.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 39
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 0.9%
Black or African American 14.4%
Native American 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 75%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.6%
Veterans 2,001
Households and Housing
Households 14,517
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 92.3%
Median household income $40,411
The per capita income $20,310
Live below the poverty line. 18.8%
housing units 17,182
Multi-unit structures 13%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $95,600
Residents owning their homes. 68%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,574
Women-owned firms 30.1%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $466,705
Retail sales per capita $11,439
Manufacturers shipments $463,995
Merchant wholesaler sales $541,129