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Matagorda County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 38,555 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 37,957 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,014
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,234
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,287
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,646 (it was 4,614 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

36%

Land area: 1114 sq. mi.

Water area: 497.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Matagorda County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.5%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (14.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 37%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 63%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Matagorda County, TX (2017)
    • 16,89344.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 15,99542.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,01110.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9002.4%Asian alone
    • 4141.1%Two or more races
    • 1120.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 920.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Males: 19,059  (49.4%)
Females: 19,496  (50.6%)
Average household size:
Matagorda County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,629 ($32,174 in 1999)
This county:

$44,629
Texas:

$59,206

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $557 (lower quartile is $377, upper quartile is $760)
This county:

$557
State:

$843


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $125,498 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Matagorda:

$125,498
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,433 - $188,450

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $160,779
Here:

$160,779
State:

$242,762

Townhouses or other attached units: $183,727
Here:

$183,727
State:

$241,439

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $310,049
Here:

$310,049
State:

$206,604

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,852
Here:

$110,852
State:

$271,582

Mobile homes: $64,780
Here:

$64,780
State:

$77,722

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,752
Here:

$22,752
State:

$60,875

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,189
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $403

Institutionalized population: 395

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 33
  • Burglaries: 126
  • Thefts: 202
  • Auto thefts: 11

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 33
  • Burglaries: 88
  • Thefts: 202
  • Auto thefts: 24
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 77 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1998: 106 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 1999: 82 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2000: 90 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2001: 92 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2002: 101 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2003: 115 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2004: 137 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2005: 97 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2006: 107 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2007: 120 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2008: 97 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2009: 79 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2010: 68 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2011: 63 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2012: 71 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2013: 110 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2014: 222 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2015: 85 buildings, average cost: $254,500
  • 2016: 82 buildings, average cost: $293,900
  • 2017: 141 buildings, average cost: $155,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Matagorda, TX residents
Average permit cost in Matagorda, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,982 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,265 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Matagorda, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Matagorda, TX in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Matagorda, TX in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.1%
Matagorda County:

19.1%
Texas:

14.7%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Black residents, 24.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 20.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 42.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.6 years old
(Males: 36.9 years old, Females: 38.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.1 years old, Black residents: 39.7 years old, American Indian residents: 23.3 years old, Asian residents: 29.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.7 years old, Other race residents: 42.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Matagorda County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $705 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bay City, Palacios, Tidehaven, Matagorda-Sargent, Van Vleck, Markham, Blessing, Matagorda.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Matagorda County: Cabeza Creek Refinery (A), Karnes City Refinery (B), Panna Maria Historic District (C), John Ruckman House (D), Kenedy Museum (E), Karnes County Museum at Old Helena (F), Saint Joseph School Museum (G), Runge Museum (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Matagorda County include: Elim Church (A), Gillett Church (B), Green Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Escondido Cemetery (1), Mueller Cemetery (2), Saint Mary Cemetery (3), Kennedy Cemetery (4), Kenedy Cemetery (5), Salt Creek Cemetery (6), Helena Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Horseshoe Lake (A), Conquista Project Tailings Pond (B), Korth Lake (C), Pawelek Lake Number 2 (D), Soil Conservation Service Site 6 Reservoir (E), Soil Conservation Service Site 7 Reservoir (F), Soil Conservation Service Site 1 Reservoir (G), Soil Conservation Service Site 8 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Biala Creek (A), San Christoval Creek (B), Yates Creek (C), Salt Creek (D), Ojo de Agua Creek (E), McTennel Creek (F), Scared Dog Creek (G), Shockley Creek (H), Ecleto Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brevard County, Florida , Calhoun County , Marion County, Florida , Sumter County, Florida , Volusia County, Florida , Fort Bend County , Jackson County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

3.5%

Unemployment by year in Matagorda, TX
County total employment by year in Matagorda, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Matagorda, TX

Current college students: 932
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,066 (36.9% naturalized citizens)

Matagorda County:

10.5%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3572010 or later
  • 9472000 to 2009
  • 1,1411990 to 1999
  • 9891980 to 1989
  • 7921970 to 1979
  • 308Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.8%

Matagorda County marital status for males Matagorda County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,263
  • One, attached: 227
  • Two: 117
  • 3 or 4: 744
  • 5 to 9: 1,259
  • 10 to 19: 459
  • 20 to 49: 130
  • 50 or more: 186
  • Mobile homes: 3,418
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 82

Housing units in Matagorda County with a mortgage: 3,189 (2 second mortgage, 49 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,450

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

57.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Matagorda County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,79949
Catholic8,1437
Mainline Protestant2,84719
Black Protestant1,0607
Other3984
None14,455-
Matagorda County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Matagorda County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Matagorda County:

7.05 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Matagorda County:

11.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Matagorda County:

28.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.8%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Matagorda County:

Average size of farms: 625 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $116,781
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $643.15
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.53%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $111,510
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.94%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.53%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $68,272
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.10%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.53
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.13%
Corn for grain: 7708 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 27156 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 8811 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,102 acres

Tornado activity:

Matagorda County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 9392138.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/25/1966, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Matagorda County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.3 miles away from Matagorda County center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 360.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 122.8 miles away from the county 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 453.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 403.2 miles away from Matagorda County center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to October 02, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1791: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Dean, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3277: August 18, 2007, FEMA Id: 3277, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Claudette, Incident Period: July 15, 2003 to July 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1479: July 17, 2003, FEMA Id: 1479, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: September 06, 2002 to September 30, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1434: September 26, 2002, FEMA Id: 1434, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Matagorda County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Matagorda

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,388 (83.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,683 (11.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 60 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 54 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 31 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 334 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 311 (2.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (74%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • Cuba (4%)
  • Ethiopia (2%)
  • Austria (1%)
  • Dominican Republic (1%)
  • Colombia (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Matagorda County


  • German (7%)
  • American (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Czech (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Matagorda County, Texas in 2000:

  • 300 people in nursing homes
  • 85 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 57 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Matagorda County, Texas in 2010:

  • 266 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 129 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,741.

6.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.91% relocated from other counties in Texas ($38,438 average AGI)
1.73% relocated from other states ($16,135 average AGI)
Matagorda County:

1.73%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  0.86% ($60,828 average AGI)
from Brazoria County, TX  0.74% ($51,750)
from Wharton County, TX  0.45% ($31,933)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.40% ($72,907)


6.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.91% relocated to other counties in Texas ($42,269 average AGI)
1.16% relocated to other states ($9,940 average AGI)
Matagorda County:

1.16%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brazoria County, TX  0.85% ($54,825 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.81% ($51,481)
to Wharton County, TX  0.37% ($38,800)
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.34% ($47,370)
to Calhoun County, TX  0.18% ($41,083)
to Jackson County, TX  0.18% ($52,167)
to Victoria County, TX  0.16% ($48,591)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6

Births per 1000 population in Matagorda County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Matagorda County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Matagorda County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 25.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Matagorda County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Matagorda County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Matagorda County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Matagorda County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Matagorda County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Matagorda County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,605 (4,740 aged, 865 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,633 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Matagorda County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (478)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (379)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (375)
  • Congestive heart failure (217)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (198)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (190)
  • Unspecified dementia (173)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (138)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (130)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (114)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,686
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 221
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45,621

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,554
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 843
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 79.7. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 91.1. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 38,555
  • In family households: 33,014 (4,885 male householders, 4,602 female householders)
    6,831 spouses, 12,848 children (12,204 natural, 102 adopted, 533 stepchildren), 1,301 grandchildren, 369 brothers or sisters, 390 parents, 980 other relatives, 764 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,138 (2,173 male householders (1,937 living alone)), 2,495 female householders (2,352 living alone)), 440 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 419

Size of family households: 4,426 2-persons, 1,874 3-persons, 1,545 4-persons, 1,045 5-persons, 275 6-persons, 322 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,289 1-person, 366 2-persons, 10 3-persons.

5,168 married couples with children.
3,364 single-parent households (498 men, 2,866 women).

71.2% of residents of Matagorda speak English at home.
26.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 40% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $216,919,000 ($5,695 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,110,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $82,584,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $43,121,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $22,956,000
Federal grants: $59,434,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,740,000 ($2,567,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,084,000 ($410,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,674,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,868,000
Federal Government insurance: $409,161,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,800
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,997
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +863
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,726
Here -46 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Matagorda County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.13 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built in Matagorda County, Texas
  • Year house built in Matagorda County, Texas
  • 8812014 or later
  • 3002010 to 2013
  • 1,7382000 to 2009
  • 2,2971990 to 1999
  • 3,2111980 to 1989
  • 3,9051970 to 1979
  • 2,9091960 to 1969
  • 2,4121950 to 1959
  • 7681940 to 1949
  • 1,2521939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Matagorda County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Matagorda County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Matagorda County, Texas
  • 1061 room
  • 662 rooms
  • 1923 rooms
  • 1,2124 rooms
  • 2,6595 rooms
  • 2,7826 rooms
  • 1,1517 rooms
  • 6608 rooms
  • 6219+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Matagorda County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Matagorda County, Texas
  • 1091 room
  • 1592 rooms
  • 7453 rooms
  • 1,4884 rooms
  • 1,0655 rooms
  • 5006 rooms
  • 3597 rooms
  • 928 rooms
  • 869+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Matagorda County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Matagorda County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Matagorda County, Texas
  • 103no bedroom
  • 3271 bedroom
  • 1,5902 bedrooms
  • 5,9073 bedrooms
  • 1,3434 bedrooms
  • 1005+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Matagorda County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Matagorda County, Texas
  • 120no bedroom
  • 8851 bedroom
  • 2,0472 bedrooms
  • 1,2023 bedrooms
  • 3554 bedrooms
  • 255+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Matagorda County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Matagorda County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Matagorda County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 233no vehicle
  • 2,7161 vehicle
  • 4,0182 vehicles
  • 1,7043 vehicles
  • 4894 vehicles
  • 3145+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Matagorda County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Matagorda County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 465no vehicle
  • 2,0771 vehicle
  • 1,7762 vehicles
  • 2783 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 525+ vehicles

91.4% of Matagorda County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Texas.

Matagorda County:

91.4%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 29,321
  • Other state: 4,774
  • Northeast: 406
  • Midwest: 984
  • South: 2,151
  • West: 1,231
Year householders moved into unit in Matagorda County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Matagorda County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.1%Electricity
  • 28.9%Utility gas
  • 8.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 76.0%Electricity
  • 20.3%Utility gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 361
Here:

8.0%
Texas:

6.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 129
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Matagorda County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $3,070,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $135,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,430,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,622,000
    Police Protection: $2,581,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,780,000
    Health - Other: $1,067,000
    Financial Administration: $1,061,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,009,000
    General - Other: $797,000
    Corrections - Other: $706,000
    General Public Buildings: $425,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $372,000
    Libraries: $251,000
    Parks and Recreation: $237,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $165,000
    Local Fire Protection: $55,000
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,141,000
    Other: $344,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $39,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $2,587,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $17,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $825,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $675,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,515,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $380,000
    Interest Earnings: $147,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $68,000
    Royalties: $24,000
    Rents: $18,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $276,000
    Local Fire Protection: $172,000
    Water Utilities: $135,000
    Regular Highways: $123,000
    General Public Building: $104,000
    Police Protection: $86,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000
    Corrections - Other: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,913,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,374,000
    General Local Government Support: $186,000
    Housing and Community Development: $135,000
    Highways: $86,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,766,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $724,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000
    Other License: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,610,000

Matagorda County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $3,070,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $135,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,430,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,622,000
    Police Protection: $2,581,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,780,000
    Health - Other: $1,067,000
    Financial Administration: $1,061,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,009,000
    General - Other: $797,000
    Corrections - Other: $706,000
    General Public Buildings: $425,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $372,000
    Libraries: $251,000
    Parks and Recreation: $237,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $165,000
    Local Fire Protection: $55,000
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,141,000
    Other: $344,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $39,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $2,587,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $17,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $825,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $675,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,515,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $380,000
    Interest Earnings: $147,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $68,000
    Royalties: $24,000
    Rents: $18,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $276,000
    Local Fire Protection: $172,000
    Water Utilities: $135,000
    Regular Highways: $123,000
    General Public Building: $104,000
    Police Protection: $86,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000
    Corrections - Other: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,913,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,374,000
    General Local Government Support: $186,000
    Housing and Community Development: $135,000
    Highways: $86,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,766,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $724,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000
    Other License: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,610,000

Matagorda County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $3,070,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $135,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,430,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,622,000
    Police Protection: $2,581,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,780,000
    Health - Other: $1,067,000
    Financial Administration: $1,061,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,009,000
    General - Other: $797,000
    Corrections - Other: $706,000
    General Public Buildings: $425,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $372,000
    Libraries: $251,000
    Parks and Recreation: $237,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $165,000
    Local Fire Protection: $55,000
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,141,000
    Other: $344,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $39,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $2,587,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $17,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $825,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $675,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,515,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $380,000
    Interest Earnings: $147,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $68,000
    Royalties: $24,000
    Rents: $18,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $276,000
    Local Fire Protection: $172,000
    Water Utilities: $135,000
    Regular Highways: $123,000
    General Public Building: $104,000
    Police Protection: $86,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000
    Corrections - Other: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,913,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,374,000
    General Local Government Support: $186,000
    Housing and Community Development: $135,000
    Highways: $86,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,766,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $724,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000
    Other License: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,610,000

Matagorda County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $3,070,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $135,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,430,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,622,000
    Police Protection: $2,581,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,780,000
    Health - Other: $1,067,000
    Financial Administration: $1,061,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,009,000
    General - Other: $797,000
    Corrections - Other: $706,000
    General Public Buildings: $425,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $372,000
    Libraries: $251,000
    Parks and Recreation: $237,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $165,000
    Local Fire Protection: $55,000
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,141,000
    Other: $344,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $39,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $2,587,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $17,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $825,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $675,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,515,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $380,000
    Interest Earnings: $147,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $68,000
    Royalties: $24,000
    Rents: $18,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $276,000
    Local Fire Protection: $172,000
    Water Utilities: $135,000
    Regular Highways: $123,000
    General Public Building: $104,000
    Police Protection: $86,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000
    Corrections - Other: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,913,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,374,000
    General Local Government Support: $186,000
    Housing and Community Development: $135,000
    Highways: $86,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,766,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $724,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,000
    Other License: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,610,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 942
  • Number of aged recipients: 206
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 736
  • Number of recipients under 18: 132
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 516
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 294
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 400
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 356
Most common first names in Matagorda County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary20079.4 years
John19573.9 years
James19270.8 years
William17475.7 years
Robert15872.0 years
George10575.7 years
Charles9669.3 years
Frank8976.3 years
Willie7378.0 years
Thomas7272.4 years
Most common last names in Matagorda County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11877.4 years
Brown10575.4 years
Johnson9576.0 years
Williams9374.1 years
Garcia6169.6 years
Davis5975.2 years
Jones5973.3 years
Rodriguez4366.0 years
Anderson3979.5 years
Taylor3878.7 years
Businesses in Matagorda County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Alco Stores1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Nike1
Blockbuster1Payless1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1SONIC Drive-In2
ColorTyme1Sears1
Cricket Wireless1Sprint Nextel1
DHL1Studio 61
Dairy Queen1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile2
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
FedEx4U-Haul4
H&R Block1UPS2
Holiday Inn1Vans1
KFC1Walgreens1
Knights Inn1Walmart1
La Quinta1