Wharton County

El Campo, TX: What you need to know

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.

El Campo, TX City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 11,545
Median Age 34
Median Household Income $45,413
Median Home Price $107,800

El Campo, TX Demographics

Median Population in El Campo , TX

Median Age 34%
Age 18 Over 69.4%
Age 21 Over 65.5%
Age 62 Over 17.7%
Age 65 Over 15.5%

Race in El Campo , TX

  Ethnicity White 87.6%
  Ethnicity Black 10.7%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 54.1%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 1.2%

Population By Gender in El Campo , TX

  Male 48%
  Female 52%

Language in El Campo , TX

  English Only 66.5%
  English Other 33.5%

Economics in El Campo , TX

  Median Household Income $45,413
  Median Home Price $107,800
  Homes Owned 34%
  Homes Rent 66%
  Median Property Rent $706

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Commute Types in El Campo , TX

  Walked 1.2%
  Worked at Home 3%
  Public Transportation 0.2%
  Other Means 0.4%
  Drove Alone 81%
  Carpooled 14.2%

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