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|Wharton County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
1,094 sq mi (2,833 km²)
1,090 sq mi (2,823 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.39%
39/sq mi (15/km²)
- Austin County (north)
- Fort Bend County (northeast)
- Brazoria County (east)
- Matagorda County (southeast)
- Jackson County (southwest)
- Colorado County (northwest)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 41,188 people, 14,799 households, and 10,744 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (38/sq mi). There were 16,606 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 69.01% White, 14.95% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 13.65% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 31.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 14,799 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.26.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,208, and the median income for a family was $39,919. Males had a median income of $30,480 versus $20,101 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,388. About 13.30% of families and 16.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.50% of those under age 18 and 17.70% of those age 65 or over.
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