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Wharton, Texas

Wharton is a city located in Wharton County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,237. It is the county seat of Wharton County6.

Geography Wharton is located at 29°19'1" North, 96°5'49" West (29.316939, -96.097065)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.8 km² (7.2 mi²). 18.7 km² (7.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.14% is water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 9,237 people, 3,539 households, and 2,268 families residing in the city. The population density is 493.3/km² (1,278.3/mi²). There are 4,000 housing units at an average density of 213.6/km² (553.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 56.33% White, 26.43% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 14.18% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 31.08% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,539 households out of which 31.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% are married couples living together, 15.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% are non-families. 31.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 3.21.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $26,704, and the median income for a family is $34,543. Males have a median income of $30,423 versus $20,460 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,993. 22.2% of the population and 17.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.3% are under the age of 18 and 21.7% are 65 or older.

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