For population 25 years and over in Matador:
For population 15 years and over in Matador town:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $789 (1.3%)
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
Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-5.1%).
Work and jobs in Matador: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Matador, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: Jesse Powell (American football) - Football player.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matador:
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Public high school in Matador:
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:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Matador compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Matador (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Matador town (based on Motley County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.05%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
6.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,192 average adjusted gross income)
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)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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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
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:4
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: