Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,645
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+5,291
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married52.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,784
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,207
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,936

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,029
% Above Poverty Level77.7%
% Below Poverty Level22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone23.9%
Median Gross Rent$780
Median House Value$119,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.7%
Czech10.7%
German10.6%
Irish4%
French Except Basque2.4%
English1.4%
Danishn0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Italian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Polish0.3%
Dutch0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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El Campo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wharton County
Standard Zip Codes77437
Phone Area Codes979
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.19
Approximate Longitude-96.27

El Campo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • 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
StationDANEVANG 1 W
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
StationSEALY
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bay City17,487$47,275
Ganado1,756$59,375
Kendleton396$34,375
Wharton8,723$42,421

El Campo Hospitals

El Campo Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
303 Sandy Corner Road

El Campo Public Schools

El Campo H S
600 W Norris St
ZIP: 77437
(979) 543-6341
High
Total Enrollment 991
El Campo Middle
4010 Fm 2765
ZIP: 77437
(979) 543-6362
Middle
Total Enrollment 848
Hutchins El
1006 Roberts
ZIP: 77437
(979) 543-5481
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Myatt El
501 W Webb
ZIP: 77437
(979) 543-7514
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
Northside El
2610 Meadow Ln
ZIP: 77437
(979) 543-5812
Middle
Total Enrollment 569

El Campo Private Schools

Presbyterian Preschool
312 Depot St
ZIP: 77437
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
St Philip School
302 W Church St
ZIP: 77437
Elementary
Total Enrollment 225
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