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Wharton is a township in Fayette County, in the Pittsburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Wharton. For links to other places called Wharton, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wharton is 39.8N. The longitude is -79.566W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,880 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,145.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wharton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15440 ZIP code.
26% of Wharton residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $16,261, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Wharton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wharton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $282. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $687.
Fayette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wharton political report.
The average commute time for Wharton workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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