El Campo, TX

Wharton County

What you need to know about El Campo, TX

Located just 50 miles from Houston and a few hours from the Gulf of Mexico, El Campo has been dubbed by many “The Pearl of the Prairie.” Agriculture has always been at the heart of El Campo, beginning with cattle and hay farming in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Rice production is big here but so is barbecue. In 1997, legislators passed a proclamation declaring Wharton County the “International Barbecue Capital” in recognition of its many barbecue restaurants.


Homes Owned 69.80%
69.80% Complete
Homes Rented 30.20%
30.20% Complete

Real Estate

In El Campo, Texas

Ready to move to El Campo? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in El Campo.

Median Home Price

Lower than the state average


In El Campo, Texas

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how El Campo rates.

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In El Campo, Texas

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in El Campo.


Most residents are
5-17 Years old


In El Campo, Texas

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in El Campo.


Bachelor’s Degree 13%
13% Complete
Graduated High School 72%
72% Complete