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Income/capita 46%
Household income 42%
Unemployment 14%
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IndexWhartonTexasNational
Income per capita$16,063$27,828$29,829
Median household income$32,243$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$38,640$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,000$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$25,913$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$17,771$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate5.3%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level27.8%16.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Wharton is 46% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Wharton is 42% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Wharton is 14% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Wharton is 84% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $21,493$32,243$64,486
      City
      $36,481$54,727$109,454
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Wharton median earnings by income bracket

      Wharton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry23.6%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector15.4%4.5%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%6.0%
      Wholesale & retail services16.8%19.8%
      Public administration2.5%0.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.8%3.2%
      Education, health & social services10.6%38.1%
      Other23.3%27.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Iago, TX71$55,9721.2%
      East Bernard, TX2,576$53,3333.6%
      Beasley, TX656$49,48510.6%
      El Campo, TX11,685$45,42617.9%
      Boling, TX861$34,01838.5%
      Wharton, TX8,773$32,24341.7%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Collingdale, PA8,777$47,39614.3%
      Riverside, IL8,779$100,69682.0%
      Booneville, MS8,764$30,34045.2%
      Cloverdale, CA8,763$64,14415.9%
      McRae-Helena, GA8,763$28,41148.6%
      Wharton, TX8,773$32,24341.7%
      Source: The Wharton, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).