Matador, Texas

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Population in 2017: 622 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.9%
 
Males: 316  (50.9%)
Females: 306  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

43.6 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 79244.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,191 (it was $27,778 in 2000)
Matador:

$41,191
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,588 (it was $17,001 in 2000)

Matador town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $66,622 (it was $30,100 in 2000)
Matador:

$66,622
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $78,489; detached houses: $80,083; mobile homes: $56,250

Median gross rent in 2017: $587.

March 2019 cost of living index in Matador: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.6%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 83.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 86.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Matador, TX (2010)
    • 48780.2%White alone
    • 10417.1%Hispanic
    • 142.3%Black alone
    • 20.3%Two or more races

Races in Matador detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Matador, Texas as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Matador is 578 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: English (31.1%), German (22.7%), American (9.2%), Scottish (8.0%), Irish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.30 square miles.

Population density: 479 people per square mile   (low).

Matador, Texas map

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
Texas:

13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $982 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $529 (0.8%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Matador, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Matador, TX in 2017
Matador satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Matador, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.4%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (21.8%)
  • Construction (17.9%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.0%)
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Matador, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)

Average climate in Matador, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Matador-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 42% 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 significantly above Texas state average. It is 47% 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 Matador center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 298.2 miles away from Matador center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 175.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 172.1 miles away from Matador center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.2 miles away from Matador center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 299.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Motley County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Matador topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Matador:

  • HACKBERRY CREEK CARE CENTER INC (805 HARRISON ST)

Airports located in Matador:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matador:

  • Wayland Baptist University (about 54 miles; Plainview, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,526)
  • Texas Tech University (about 68 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 69 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Vernon College (about 87 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 92 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • South Plains College (about 94 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 97 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)

Public high school in Matador:

See full list of schools located in Matador

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)

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Jesse Powell (American football) - Football player.

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Matador:

Marital status in Matador, TX
  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Matador:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Matador, TX (based on Motley County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8316
Mainline Protestant912
Catholic851
None203-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Here:

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.
Texas:

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

15.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Motley County:

11.3%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Motley County:

26.3%
Texas:

26.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.1%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.7%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Matador:

29.0
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

25.7%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.3%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.0%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

50.6%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Matador:

74.6%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Matador, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 3$8,268$33,0721$1,188
Financial Administration 1$2,484$29,8080$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 4$10,752$32,2561$1,188

Matador government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $69,000 ($110.93)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($49.84)
    Central Staff Services: $31,000 ($49.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,000 ($70.74)

Matador government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $114,000 ($183.28)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $104,000 ($167.20)
  • Tax - Property: $41,000 ($65.92)
    Other License: $4,000 ($6.43)

Matador government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,000 ($53.05)

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, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 18, 1984 09:50 AM, 62, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.0mTotal length
  • $248,000Total costs
  • 7,010Total average daily traffic
  • 784Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,860Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Matador, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Matador, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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
  • 1.6 Km S (Lat: 33.944806 Lon: -100.897083), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPRK779,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.400 MHz, Grant Date: 11/29/2005, Expiration Date: 11/03/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/09/2016, 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:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC5RTQ, Licensee ID: L00964944, Grant Date: 09/22/2015, Expiration Date: 11/22/2025, Certifier: Colvin W Morrison, Registrant: Colvin W Morrison, 1121 Stewart Ave., Matador, TX 79244
  • Call Sign: KE5BZZ, Licensee ID: L00365678, Grant Date: 05/23/2014, Expiration Date: 07/15/2024, Certifier: James L Gillespie, Registrant: James L Gillespie, Matador, TX 79244
  • Call Sign: KE5CAA, Licensee ID: L00892837, Grant Date: 05/23/2014, Expiration Date: 07/15/2024, Certifier: Robert C Gillespie, Registrant: Robert C Gillespie, Matador, TX 79244
  • Call Sign: KI5ENB, Licensee ID: L02261735, Grant Date: 04/26/2019, Expiration Date: 04/26/2029, Certifier: Richard L Galle, Registrant: Richard L Galle, Matador, TX 79244

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 04/29/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Joel D Spray, Po Box 316, Matador, TX 79244

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Matador, TX
  • 48.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 43.8%Electricity
  • 6.3%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Matador, TX
  • 60.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 39.1%Electricity


Matador compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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