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.
Wharton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wharton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wharton who work in office and administrative support (12.71%), sales jobs (10.02%), and maintenance occupations (9.99%).
As is often the case in a small city, Wharton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Wharton is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.51% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Wharton in 2010 was $15,998, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,992 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. The greatest number of Wharton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wharton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wharton include German, English, Czech, and French .
The most common language spoken in Wharton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.