Wharton is a city in Wharton County, Texas, United States. The population was 9,237 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Wharton County and is located on the Colorado River of Texas just south of U.S. Highway 59.
Wharton is located at 29°19′1″N 96°5′49″W / 29.31694°N 96.09694°W / 29.31694; -96.09694 (29.316939, -96.097065).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.8 km²), of which, 7.2 square miles (18.7 km²) of it is land and 0.14% is water.