Wharton County, TX

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2020 Population
41,672
0.228% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.3
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
15.1%
14% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,770
7.16% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$148,700
16.1% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
18,093
0.188% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Wharton County, TX had a population of 41.7k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $51,770. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wharton County, TX grew from 41,577 to 41,672, a 0.228% increase and its median household income grew from $48,310 to $51,770, a 7.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wharton County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.1%), White (Hispanic) (31.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.86%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.68%).

None of the households in Wharton County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.2% of the residents in Wharton County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wharton County, TX are Wharton County Junior College (229841) (1,029 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Wharton County, TX was $148,700, and the homeownership rate was 66.3%.

Most people in Wharton County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Wharton County, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Wharton County, TX is home to a population of 41.7k people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.48% of Wharton County, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.95k people).

In 2020, there were 1.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in Wharton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.2k White (Hispanic) and 5.26k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.2%
2020 Citizenship
92.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.2% of Wharton County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wharton County, TX was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wharton County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.4k ± 30
  2. White (Hispanic)
    13.2k ± 694
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.26k ± 172
41.8%
Hispanic Population
17.4k people

In 2020, there were 1.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in Wharton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.2k White (Hispanic) and 5.26k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

41.8% of the people in Wharton County, TX are hispanic (17.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wharton County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.48%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.95k people
9.86%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.1k people

As of 2020, 9.48% of Wharton County, TX residents (3.95k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wharton County, TX was 9.86%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    719 ± 179
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    247 ± 132
  3. Korea
    180 ± 101

Wharton County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Wharton County, TX employs 18.1k people. The largest industries in Wharton County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,480 people), Retail Trade (2,000 people), and Construction (1,868 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,373), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,750), and Wholesale Trade ($55,064).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

18.1k
2020 Value
± 1,071
−0.188%
1 Year decline
± 8.02%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wharton County, TX declined at a rate of −0.188%, from 18.1k employees to 18.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wharton County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,010 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,735 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,697 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wharton County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.1k
2020 Value
± 1,071
−0.188%
1 Year decline
± 8.02%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wharton County, TX declined at a rate of −0.188%, from 18.1k employees to 18.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wharton County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,480 people), Retail Trade (2,000 people), and Construction (1,868 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wharton County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Wharton County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,228
Median earning men ± $2,153
$29,035
Median earning women ± $3,648

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($57,161), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,000), and Information ($48,021).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($78,750), Public Administration ($45,018), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($42,600).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 315
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 271
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 192
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $177k
    Manufacturing
  2. $101k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $92.9k
    Wholesale Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wharton County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 71.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.626%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Wharton County, TX awarded 1,029 degrees. The student population of Wharton County, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,519 male students and 3,580 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wharton County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (415 and 40.3%), followed by White (374 and 36.3%), Black or African American (117 and 11.4%), and Asian (116 and 11.3%).

The largest universities in Wharton County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Wharton County Junior College (229841) (1,029 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wharton County, TX are General Studies (324 and 31.5%), General Business (75 and 7.29%), and HVAC Maintenance (67 and 6.51%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 6,099 students enrolled in Wharton County, TX, 41.3% men and 58.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 2,626 records, of which 63.3% were women and 36.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 324 degree-majors awarded
  2. 75 degree-majors awarded
  3. 57 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wharton County, TX was General Studies with 324 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wharton County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,029 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wharton County Junior College (229841) with 1,029 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 470 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wharton County, TX, which is 0.841 times less than the 559 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 415 degrees mean that there were 1.11 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 374 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($768) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,856) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,350) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Wharton County, TX was $148,700 in 2020, which is 0.647 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $128,100 to $148,700, a 16.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Wharton County, TX is 66.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Wharton County, TX have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wharton County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wharton County, TX is $51,770. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wharton County, TX was Census Tract 7411 with a value of $61,172, followed by Census Tract 7401 and Census Tract 7406, with respective values of $57,500 and $55,185.

In 2021, 16.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wharton County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.086%.

Property

$148,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,274
$10,116
Median Property Taxes
±$725

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wharton County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wharton County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.3%
Homeownership
2020
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.3% of the housing units in Wharton County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7411
  2. Census Tract 7401
  3. Census Tract 7406

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wharton County, TX was Census Tract 7411 with a value of $61,172, followed by Census Tract 7401 and Census Tract 7406, with respective values of $57,500 and $55,185.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wharton County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,770
Median Household Income
± $4,080
15.2k
Number of Households
± 925

In 2020, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Wharton County, TX grew to $51,770 from the previous year's value of $48,310.

The following chart displays the households in Wharton County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wharton County, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (87.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.87%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.62%)

In 2020, 87.4% of workers in Wharton County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.87%) and those who worked at home (1.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wharton County, TX have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.24% of the workforce in Wharton County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wharton County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wharton County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wharton County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.086%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wharton County, TX (6.21k out of 41.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wharton County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 21.5% of the children was living in poverty in Wharton County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 439 in Wharton County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 13.3 per 100,000 population.

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80.8% of the population of Wharton County, TX has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.878% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Wharton County, TX see 2973 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.3% increase from the previous year (2623 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1807 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2309 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,973 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wharton County, TX

Primary care physicians in Wharton County, TX see an average of 2,973 patients per year. This represents a 13.3% increase from the previous year (2,623 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wharton County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.9% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

19.2%
Uninsured
42.1%
Employer Coverage
13.8%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
0.878%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wharton County, TX grew by 2.27% from 18.8% to 19.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wharton County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 50.9 in Wharton County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37% in Wharton County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 23.3% in Wharton County, TX.

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