El Campo, Texas

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El Campo, Texas
Old business district along Monseratte Street
Old business district along Monseratte Street
Location of El Campo, Texas
Location of El Campo, Texas
Wharton County ElCampo.svg
Coordinates: 29°11′48″N 96°16′24″W / 29.19667°N 96.27333°W / 29.19667; -96.27333Coordinates: 29°11′48″N 96°16′24″W / 29.19667°N 96.27333°W / 29.19667; -96.27333
CountryUnited States
 • Total7.5 sq mi (19.3 km2)
 • Land7.5 sq mi (19.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
105 ft (32 m)
 • Total11,602
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)979
FIPS code48-22864[1]
GNIS feature ID1356861[2]

El Campo is a city in Wharton County, Texas, United States. The population was 11,602 at the 2010 Census, making it the largest city in Wharton County.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19.3 km²), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201811,622[3]0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
American Legion Hall in El Campo

As of the census[1] of 2010, Population in April 2013: 11,486 residing in the city. Population change since 2010: -1.0%

  • Males: 48%
  • Females: 52%
  • Median resident age: 34.1 years
  • Texas median age: 32.3 years

The population density was 1,400 people per square mile. There were 4,491 housing units at an average density of 577.5 per square mile (222.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.1% White, 10.9% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 16.66% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.0% of the population.

Of the 3,916 households 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.8% of households were one person and 14.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.31.

The age distribution was 29.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median household income was $40,698. Males had a median income of $27,416 versus $18,872 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,464. About 16.5% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line.


Education in the city of El Campo is provided by the El Campo Independent School District and a number of private schools.


The Colorado Valley Transit Authority operates bus services within El Campo and to Wharton.[5] El Campo is accessible by road by Texas State Highway 71 and U.S. Route 59.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Astronaut Gene Cernan lived in El Campo.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, El Campo has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[8]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Bus Routes and Schedules". Colorado Valley Transit. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  6. ^ "El Campo". El Campo. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  7. ^ "Memo Rodriguez". Houston Dynamo. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for El Campo, Texas

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