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Wharton is a city in Wharton County, in the El Campo metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Wharton is 29.311N. The longitude is -96.102W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 102 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,337.


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Median household income
Local
$26,704
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wharton demographic reports
Wharton is on the Colorado River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 107. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 11.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Dan Rather, TV journalist
Historic sites and museums: Wharton County Museum
Colleges and universities: Wharton County Junior College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Wharton residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wharton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wharton was $13,993, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Wharton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Wharton include Wharton County Courthouse Historic Commercial District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wharton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $777.


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Libraries in Wharton include Wharton County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wharton include Wharton Journal Spectator

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

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The average commute time for Wharton workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Wharton include Country Hearth Inn.

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