A Storied History and Stable Profile Poised for Growth

There's more to Wharton than just the population; it's the character of our community that gives it real strength. There are stable demographics; a strong future lies ahead.

A Work-Ready Population

With over 23% of our population falling within the 18 - 34 age range and the accredited main campus of Wharton County Junior College providing trade- and work-ready training to job seekers nearby, Wharton is putting in the work - literally.
Four council members are elected by district, and two are at-large positions. This mix creates a blend of structure and flexibility that benefits our business community and growing needs within that sector.

Ready for Retail

To better serve our diverse population, there is great opportunity for retail: $64,968,187 in retail sales leakage, to be exact.* Serve our community by leveraging the clothing, sporting goods, and food service leakage numbers below:

Still Have Questions?

Wharton EDC is ready and willing to share answers. Give us a call at (979) 532-0999.


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