Wharton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,637 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. 36.97% 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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wharton who work in office and administrative support (13.14%), personal care services (7.32%), and sales jobs (6.76%).
As is often the case in a small city, Wharton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Wharton with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.54% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Wharton in 2018 was $19,369, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,476 for a family of four. However, Wharton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 37.10% 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, Irish, English, Czech, and Scandinavian.
The most common language spoken in Wharton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.