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Wharton, Texas

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Welcome to Wharton ...

The city of Wharton is located in Wharton County and is the County Seat for Wharton County.

The location of Wharton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Wharton has a population of 8,654 people<2> (see below for details).

Wharton is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Wharton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wharton is within the boundaries of the (979) area code.

The ZIP code for Wharton: 77488<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wharton had a population of 8,832 people (or 21.4% of the total population of Wharton County). This makes Wharton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wharton represents 0.04% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 228th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,832 people, the population of Wharton decreased 4.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,237 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Wharton had an population of 8,654 people. This is a decrease of 2.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.31% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wharton.

Communities Also Named Wharton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Wharton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wharton.

Websites for Wharton ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wharton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wharton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wharton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wharton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wharton ...

Looking for more information about Wharton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wharton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wharton.

Communities near Wharton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

El Campo   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Wharton

Needville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the East (E) of Wharton

Located in Fort Bend County

City of East Bernard   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the North (N) of Wharton

Beasley   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Wharton

Located in Fort Bend County

Kendleton   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Wharton

Located in Fort Bend County

Glen Flora   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Wharton

Hungerford   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the North (N) of Wharton

Pierce   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Wharton

Lane City   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Wharton

Boling   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the East (E) of Wharton

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wharton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Wharton County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wharton:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wharton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wharton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wharton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wharton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wharton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wharton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wharton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wharton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.3131, Longitude: -96.1053     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wharton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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