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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Wharton is a town in Texas with a population of 8,718. Wharton is in Wharton County. Living in Wharton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Wharton and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$717
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Wharton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    266.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    150.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    463.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,843.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    150.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Wharton

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,102
National
$55,322

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Wharton Reviews

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Wharton is a historical town. My experience here has been great. Growing up as a child here, I was able to live a country lifestyle. Free to the pastures to roam around without a worry in the world. As a adult now, it is still pleasant to sit on your porch and enjoy the breeze and friendly neighbors. If there can be a change in Wharton, I would suggest updating the neighborhoods. Everyone side of town should look as one. One side should not look as if its in poverty.
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Wharton is a small town filled with friendly and caring people. The town has a diverse population as well. A lot of the housing is older and most people are lower income, but the crime is low and it is a safe place to live. The schools are not well rated but they are improving with new administration. Being a small rural town makes employment opportunities difficult, but it is close enough to Houston area suburbs to allow for a reasonable commute for jobs. It is very quaint and in a pretty area near the river, and we have enjoyed living here.
If you like small towns, Wharton fits the bill. This is a small town with lots of farming in the surrounding areas. There are several small companies that hire skilled workers, the rent and land prices are cheaper than in the larger urban areas, and the air still smells clean at night.