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El Campo is a city in Wharton County.

The community was named by Mexican cowboys who brought herds to the railhead here

The latitude of El Campo is 29.196N. The longitude is -96.269W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 105 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,842.


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Median household income
Local
$30,694
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our El Campo demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 54. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.9 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: El Campo Museum

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Ancestry & family history

12% of El Campo residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the El Campo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in El Campo was $14,464, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of El Campo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in El Campo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $297.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $786.


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Libraries in El Campo include El Campo Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in El Campo include El Campo Leader-News

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Wharton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our El Campo political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for El Campo workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in El Campo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in El Campo include Best Western Executive Inn El Campo, Shoneys Inn & Suites.

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