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79244 Zip Code (Matador, TX) Detailed Profile




City: Matador, TX (0.65%)
County: Motley County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 879
Zip code population in 2010: 720
Zip code population in 2000: 857

Houses and condos: 471
Renter-occupied apartments: 94
% of renters here:

31%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 79244: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 200.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 79244
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.2% ($756)
Texas:

1.7% ($3,390)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $938 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $590 (0.9%)

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Males: 417  (47.5%)
Females: 462  (52.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 79244:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79244:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

Zip code 79244 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79244 (2019)
    • 58581.3%White
    • 11315.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 202.8%Black
    • 20.3%Two or more races
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $65,350
79244:

$65,350
Texas:

$200,400



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 79244 zip code as of July 03, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 79244 is 317 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

30.5 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.9 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 79244, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $38,593 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,593
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $29,777 (reported on 73.3% of returns)
Here:

$29,777
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 62.9% for AGIs below $25k, 66.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 55.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 47.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $870 (reported on 33.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$870
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,067 (reported on 10.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,067
State:

$9,721

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$2,860 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

+$2,860
State:

+$35,319

Profit/loss from business: +$5,011 (reported on 30.0% of returns)
Here:

+$5,011
State:

+$13,732

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $5,667 (reported on 10.0% of returns)
79244:

$5,667
Texas:

$19,511

Total itemized deductions: $17,600 (24% of AGI, reported on 6.7% of returns)
Here:

$17,600
State:

$24,724

Here:

24.3% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI

Taxes paid: $1,550 (reported on 6.7% of returns)
79244:

$1,550
State:

$6,921

Earned income credit: $2,175 (reported on 26.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,175
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 70.0%
Here:

70%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 66.7% for AGIs below $25k, 66.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79244, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $31,231 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$31,231
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $26,550 (reported on 74.1% of returns)
Here:

$26,550
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 211.2% for AGIs below $10k, 75.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 72.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 51.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 37.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,588 (reported on 40.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,588
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 48.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,378 (reported on 13.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,378
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,532 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

+$5,532
State:

+$16,110

Profit/loss from business: +$1,141 (reported on 26.2% of returns)
Here:

+$1,141
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.0% for AGIs below $10k, 7.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, -5.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,048 (21% of AGI, reported on 6.5% of returns)
Here:

$16,048
State:

$19,631

Here:

21.2% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $3,714 (5% of AGI, reported on 4.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,714
State:

$4,753

Here:

4.7% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI

Total tax: $4,434 (reported on 67.6% of returns)
79244:

$4,434
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,877 (reported on 22.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,877
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 77.5%
Here:

77%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 77.5% for AGIs below $10k, 73.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 108.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$53,427
Texas:

$64,034
Matador, TX (79244) map Nearest zip codes: 79256, 79234, 79231, 79220, 79243, 79255.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

40.8%
Texas:

51.9%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.8%
Texas:

49.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 49
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 257


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 24 (24 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 137 (57 now married, 80 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79244 with a mortgage: 56 (3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 160

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $859
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $420

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

10.2%
Whole state:

13.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

7.6%
Whole state:

7.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.1
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 79244: Cedar Windmill (A), Dry Section Windmill (B), Dugout Windmill (C), Little Old Glory Windmill (D), McDonald Camp (E), Stotts Windmill (F), Twentythree Windmill (G), Two Section Windmill (H), Wylie Half Windmill (I), Ballard Camp (J), Beauchumt Windmill (K), Big Old Glory Windmill (L), Boxcar Windmill (M), Motley County Ambulance Service (N), Motley County Historical Museum (O), Matador Volunteer Fire Department (P), Motley County Jail Museum (Q), Traweek House (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: East Mound Cemetery (1), Whiteflat Cemetery (2), Roaring Springs Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Horner Lake (A), Cedar Tank (B), Ed Jameson Lake (C), Jack Spray Lake (D), Harold Campbell South Lake (E), Harold Campbell North Lake (F), Dry Section Tank (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Creek (A), Tom Handle Creek (B), Salt Creek (C), McDonald Creek (D), Longs Branch (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 92014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 191990 to 1999
  • 201980 to 1989
  • 211970 to 1979
  • 511960 to 1969
  • 861950 to 1959
  • 411940 to 1949
  • 2191939 or earlier

Zip code 79244 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Matador, TX (79244)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Matador, TX (79244)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 131 bedroom
  • 1042 bedrooms
  • 643 bedrooms
  • 184 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Matador, TX (79244)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Matador, TX (79244)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 592 bedrooms
  • 293 bedrooms
  • 64 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Matador, TX (79244) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Matador, TX (79244) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2no vehicle
  • 491 vehicle
  • 552 vehicles
  • 583 vehicles
  • 404 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Matador, TX (79244) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Matador, TX (79244) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 401 vehicle
  • 442 vehicles
  • 93 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 79244 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 79244 household income distribution in 2019
  • 24Less than $10,000
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 14$15,000 to $19,999
  • 32$20,000 to $24,999
  • 25$25,000 to $29,999
  • 16$30,000 to $34,999
  • 8$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2$40,000 to $44,999
  • 4$45,000 to $49,999
  • 29$50,000 to $59,999
  • 39$60,000 to $74,999
  • 35$75,000 to $99,999
  • 25$100,000 to $124,999
  • 14$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4$150,000 to $199,999
  • 11$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79244

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79244
  • 3Less than $10,000
  • 16$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 6$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2$35,000 to $39,999
  • 19$40,000 to $49,999
  • 28$50,000 to $59,999
  • 19$60,000 to $69,999
  • 10$70,000 to $79,999
  • 8$80,000 to $89,999
  • 13$100,000 to $124,999
  • 19$125,000 to $149,999
  • 8$150,000 to $174,999
  • 5$200,000 to $249,999
  • 8$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79244

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79244
  • 5Less than $100
  • 5$100 to $149
  • 19$300 to $349
  • 14$350 to $399
  • 8$400 to $449
  • 14$500 to $549
  • 3$900 to $999
  • 15No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $645.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $183,838.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $67,904
  • Black or African American householders: $21,284
  • Some other race householders: $24,905
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $28,098

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $65,350
79244:

$65,350
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,951 - $116,573

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $97,836
Here:

$97,836
State:

$268,991

Mobile homes: $109,619
Here:

$109,619
State:

$94,014
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 79244
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 418
  • 10 to 19: 4
  • Mobile homes: 45

Unemployment: 5.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79244

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79244
  • 75.0%295Drove a car alone
  • 12.5%49Carpooled
  • 1.5%6Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.5%2Walked
  • 10.2%40Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79244

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79244
  • 95Less than 5 minutes
  • 855 to 9 minutes
  • 3010 to 14 minutes
  • 415 to 19 minutes
  • 2020 to 24 minutes
  • 725 to 29 minutes
  • 5930 to 34 minutes
  • 2040 to 44 minutes
  • 745 to 59 minutes
  • 2460 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 65.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 879
  • Male householders: 136 (57 living alone), Female householders: 172 (35 living alone)
  • 149 spouses (149 opposite-sex spouses), 19 unmarried partners, (19 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 340 children (279 natural, 11 adopted, 50 stepchildren), 10 grandchildren, 20 brothers or sisters, 12 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 20 non-relatives

Size of family households: 93 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 91 1-person, 11 2-persons

172 married couples with children.
92 single-parent households (92 women).

88.2% of residents of 79244 zip code speak English at home.
12.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common first ancestries reported in 79244
  • 14%English
  • 8%French
  • 5%Scottish
  • 4%Irish
  • 3%American
  • 2%European
  • 2%Czech

Zip code 79244 topographic map


Zip code 79244 marital status for males
Zip code 79244 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 21.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 14.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 52.5%Electricity
  • 36.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Wood

Population in 1990: 1,173.

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

  • This state: 772
  • Northeast: 15
  • Midwest: 39
  • South: 27
  • West: 22

63% of the 79244 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

77% of the 79244 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Matador, TX (79244)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Texas:

7.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

17.2%
Texas:

14.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 85,162Management occupations
  • 53,382Transportation occupations
  • 48,853Production occupations
  • 34,762Sales and related occupations
  • 24,612Construction and extraction occupations
  • 21,009Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Wholesale Trade: Livestock Merchant Wholesalers (10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (10-19: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 4)
  • Wholesale Trade: Hardware Merchant Wholesalers (5-9: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (5-9: 1)

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

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 79244 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 zip code 79244 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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