Wharton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,726 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Wharton is the 238th largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wharton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.16% of the Wharton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wharton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Wharton who work in maintenance occupations (10.03%), office and administrative support (9.89%), and sales jobs (8.98%).
Wharton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Wharton, just 9.79% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Wharton in 2010 was $15,675, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,700 for a family of four.
Wharton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wharton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Wharton, accounting for 44.31% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Wharton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wharton include German, English, Czech, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Wharton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.