Introduction to El Campo, Texas

El Campo, Texas, in Wharton county, is 48 miles SW of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center) and 67 miles SW of Houston, Texas. There are 10,945 residents in the city.

El Campo History

El Campo was a railroad camp in 1882 which was first named "Prairie Switch" and later called "Pearl of the Prairie". It was renamed "El Campo", meaning "the camp", by Mexican Cowboys. Ranching was the main occupation of this area and thousands of cattle were shipped in every year. The town was officially incorporated in 1905.

El Campo and nearby Attractions

  • El Campo Museum
  • El Country Club
  • El Campo Aquatic Center
  • Evan's Park
  • Friendship Park
  • Lake Texana

Things To Do In El Campo

The El Campo Aquatic Center was designed as a recreation and exercise facility for families. It is complete with a playscape area that has a 50-foot slide, a competition pool with 8 lanes, a large hot tub, and several other water amenities. The city has seven parks which occupy approximately 56 acres of land. These parks offer facilities such as paved walking paths, covered pavilions with picnic tables, lighted tennis courts, volleyball courts, football and soccer fields, and jogging trails.

El Campo Transportation

One can avail of air transportation from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

El Campo Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be availed from Wharton County Junior College, Victoria College, and Houston Baptist University.



Total Population11,545
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population34


% of people married48.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.6%
Median Earnings25+$27,211
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,031
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,385


Median Family Income$51,012
% Above Poverty Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%


People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$706
Median House Value$107,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.8%
French Except Basque1.6%
+ Show More

El Campo Almanac

Nearest Medium City 48 miles SW of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City67 miles SW of Houston, Texas
County Wharton County
Standard Zip Codes77437
Phone Area Codes979
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

El Campo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPIERCE 1 E
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 80 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
Distance41.4 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp59 to 83 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, El Campo, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hillje (77437)

Jones Creek (77437)

New Taiton (77437)

Sandy Corner (77437)

Taiton (77437)

West End (77437)

West Payne (77437)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bay City17,499$45,536

El Campo Hospitals

El Campo Memorial Hospital
303 Sandy Corner Road
Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

El Campo Public Schools

Hutchins El
1006 Roberts
(979) 543-5481
Total Enrollment 586
Northside El
2610 Meadow Ln
(979) 543-5812
Total Enrollment 554
Myatt El
501 West Webb
(979) 543-7514
Total Enrollment 652
El Campo H S
600 West Norris St
(979) 543-6341
Total Enrollment 987
El Campo Middle
4010 Fm 2765
(979) 543-6362
Total Enrollment 730

El Campo Private Schools

Presbyterian Preschool
312 Depot St
Total Enrollment 13
St Philip School
302 W Church St
Total Enrollment 225
Sources :
Study Online in El Campo
Additional Resources
Info for El Campo Government Officials

Are you an official in the El Campo government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top