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Matador: Motley County Library. Matador: LONG GONE CAFÉ is long gone, but two restaurants on Main Street are open for business. Matador: BOB’S OIL WELL, located at the intersection of US 70 and Texas 70, was constructed in the early 1930s by Bob Robertson, a World War I veteran and former gas station attendant, as a way of promoting his new Conoco station and separate grocery, café and garage. In 1939, he replaced the original wooden oil derrick replica with a steel one that soared eight-four feet in height. The business closed in the 1950s but the structure is maintained as a popular state landmark. Matador: DOWNTOWN MATADOR. Long a commercial center for cattle, quarter horses, and farm produce, the population of Matador has slowly eroded to about 600 residents from its 1940 high mark of 1,302 residents.
Matador: U.S. HWY 70, which ran from the Pacific coast in California to the Atlantic coast in North Carolina before the construction of the interstate highway system, was sometimes referred to as the Matador: MATADOR RANCH, established in 1882. At its peak, the ranch owned 90,000 cattle and had title to 879,000 acres of land in parts of four Texas counties. In the later part of the last century the land was broken into smaller ranches. Matador: MOTLEY COUNTY CLINIC provides local services in affiliation with Hardeman County Memorial Hospital. Matador: Entrance to the Matador Ranch
Matador: Historic Motley County Jail Matador: City of Matador Water Tower Matador: Main Street Cafe
 

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Population in 2012: 603 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.5%
 

Males: 339  (56.3%)
Females: 264  (43.7%)

Median resident age:  46.2 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79244.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,057 (it was $27,778 in 2000)
Matador:

$34,057
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,488

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,542 (it was $30,100 in 2000)
Matador:

$47,542
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $51,311; Detached houses: $51,311

Median gross rent in 2012: $475.

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  • White alone - 487 (80.2%)
  • Hispanic - 104 (17.1%)
  • Black alone - 14 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Matador: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (23.4%), Irish (14.5%), Scottish (8.2%), German (6.6%), United States (5.0%), West Indian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.30 square miles.

Population density: 464 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Matador:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Matador town:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 19.0%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $789 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $484 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (68.2 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (212.6 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (247.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Roaring Springs, TX (2.8 miles ), Turkey, TX (5.2 miles ), Dickens, TX (5.2 miles ), Quitaque, TX (5.3 miles ), Floydada, TX (5.4 miles ), Paducah, TX (5.4 miles ), Crosbyton, TX (5.9 miles ), Lockney, TX (6.0 miles ).

Latitude: 34.01 N, Longitude: 100.82 W

Area code: 806

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-5.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Matador-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the Matador town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1960, a category F3 tornado 16.2 miles away from the town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Matador-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from Matador center
On 2/15/1997 at 09:08:55, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/12/1997 at 23:53:10, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from Matador center
On 11/23/1996 at 10:54:18, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Motley County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jesse Powell (American football) - Football player.


Hospital/medical center in Matador:

  • HACKBERRY CREEK CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 805 HARRISON ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Matador, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matador:

  • Texas Tech University (about 68 miles; Lubbock, TX; Full-time enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 68 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 92 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 5,251)
  • South Plains College (about 94 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Amarillo College (about 101 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,610)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 125 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 3,947)
  • Midwestern State University (about 133 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)

Public high school in Matador:

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Library in Matador:

  • MOTLEY COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $24,186; Location: 1105 MAIN ST; 10,000 books; 119 audio materials; 410 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 6 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Matador: Motley County Ambulance Service (A), Matador Volunteer Fire Department (B), Motley County Jail Museum (C), Traweek House (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Motley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.5%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.9%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Matador, TX

Matador compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Matador (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Seymour: Matador Branch Fnb Seymour at 1025 Main St., branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $46.0 mil, Deposits: $41.6 mil, headquarters in Seymour, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Baylor Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Matador travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Matador town (based on Motley County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.05%
Here82.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents64.9%17.4%9.4%6.5%1.9%
Congregations30.0%20.0%30.0%10.0%10.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Motley County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Motley County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Motley County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

15.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Motley County:

26.3%
Texas:

26.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,252$27,0240$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,168$26,0160$0
Water Supply 2$5,142$30,8520$0
Totals for Government 4$9,562$28,6860$0


6.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,852 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Matador:

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KCLR (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RALLS, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)

TV broadcast stations around Matador:

  • K45FE (Channel 45; MATADOR, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K40FK (Channel 40; MATADOR, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K42ES (Channel 42; MATADOR, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K47GE (Channel 47; MATADOR, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)

Matador fatal accident list:

Mar 27, 1995 05:55 PM, 62, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 18, 1984 09:50 AM, 62, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Matador)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • S Of Hwy 70 5 Mi Wsw (Lat: 33.983417 Lon: -100.907361), Call Sign: KNBF261, Licensee ID: L00331070
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/1996, Expiration Date: 08/22/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2002
    Registrant: South Plains Ems, 5211 Brownfield Hwy Suite 35, Lubbock, TX 79407, Phone: (806) 791-2582
  • 24.1 Km Ne (Lat: 34.138417 Lon: -100.628472), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPRK779
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/29/2005, Expiration Date: 11/03/2015, Certifier: Robert C Kilmer
    Registrant: Koch Agriculture Company, 4111 E. 37th Street N, Wichita, KS 67220, Phone: (316) 828-4201, Fax: (316) 828-4034, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Matador, Lat: 33.999333 Lon: -100.826611, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 124.9 m, Call Sign: WQIC650
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2008, Expiration Date: 01/03/2018, Certifier: James A Gardiner
    Registrant: Transworld Network, Corp., 255 Pine Ave N, Oldsmar, FL 34677, Phone: (813) 891-4774, Fax: (813) 891-4712, Email:
  • Matador, Lat: 33.999333 Lon: -100.826611, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 124.9 m, Call Sign: WQIC650
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2008, Expiration Date: 01/03/2018, Certifier: James A Gardiner
    Registrant: Transworld Network, Corp., 255 Pine Ave N, Oldsmar, FL 34677, Phone: (813) 891-4774, Fax: (813) 891-4712, Email:
  • Matador, Lat: 33.999333 Lon: -100.826611, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 124.9 m, Call Sign: WQIC650
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2008, Expiration Date: 01/03/2018, Certifier: James A Gardiner
    Registrant: Transworld Network, Corp., 255 Pine Ave N, Oldsmar, FL 34677, Phone: (813) 891-4774, Fax: (813) 891-4712, Email:
  • MATADOR, 0.1 Mi S (Lat: 34.002000 Lon: -100.826500), Overall height: 74.4 m, Call Sign: WHA748
    Assigned Frequencies: 2112.00 MHz, 2121.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/11/2008
    Registrant: Phone: (202) 659-0830

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • South Of Highway 70, 8 Km West By S.W. Of (Lat: 33.980056 Lon: -100.914000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 58.8 m, Call Sign: KLF600
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA5YUV, Licensee ID: L00217761
    Grant Date: 06/16/2003, Expiration Date: 09/14/2013
    Registrant: Mark W Gumaer, Matador, TX 79244
  • Call Sign: KE5BZZ, Licensee ID: L00365678
    Grant Date: 07/15/2004, Expiration Date: 07/15/2014, Certifier: James L Gillespie
    Registrant: James L Gillespie, Matador, TX 79244
  • Call Sign: KE5CAA, Licensee ID: L00892837
    Grant Date: 07/15/2004, Expiration Date: 07/15/2014, Certifier: Robert C Gillespie
    Registrant: Robert C Gillespie, Matador, TX 79244

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: SPRAY JOEL D/VANS AIRCRAFT RV-7 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-A1A (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 174TX , Serial Number: 72277, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Joel D Spray, Po Box 360, Matador, TX 79244
  • Aircraft: SPRAY JOEL KITFOX III (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3206N , Serial Number: 1091, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 03/13/1992
    Registrant (Individual): Joel D Spray, Po Box 360, Matador, TX 79244


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Matador, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1877.0 years
James1775.8 years
William1476.5 years
Mary983.5 years
Willie882.2 years
Thomas781.3 years
Ethel777.1 years
George783.1 years
Robert676.9 years
Ruby678.4 years
Most common last names in Matador, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1475.6 years
Barton1379.7 years
Campbell1379.8 years
Martin1173.5 years
Cooper877.7 years
Simpson778.0 years
King779.1 years
Davis778.9 years
Rattan773.9 years
Jones769.3 years
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