Hungerford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wharton County,Texas, United States. The population was 645 at the 2000 census.
As of the census of 2000, there were 645 people, 169 households, and 117 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 352.1 people per square mile (136.1/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 96.6/sq mi (37.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 52.87%White, 31.16% African American, 14.26% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.02% of the population.
There were 169 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.72.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 37.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,544, and the median income for a family was $55,781. Males had a median income of $34,688 versus $18,214 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,191. About 7.3% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 19.0% of those age 65 or over.
The United States Postal Service Hungerford Post Office is located at 210 East Live Oak Street.