Matagorda-Sargent, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 3,227.
Males: 1,662  (51.5%)
Females: 1,565  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

46.7 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,129 (it was $29,085 in 2000)
Matagorda-Sargent:

$43,129
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,335 (it was $16,833 in 2000)

Matagorda-Sargent CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,759 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Matagorda-Sargent:

$115,759
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $144,877; detached houses: $160,779; townhouses or other attached units: $183,727; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $310,049; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,852; mobile homes: $64,780; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $22,752
March 2019 cost of living index in Matagorda-Sargent: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Matagorda-Sargent, TX (2000)
    • 2,57177.1%White alone
    • 44213.3%Black alone
    • 2487.4%Hispanic
    • 421.3%Two or more races
    • 250.7%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Asian alone
    • 20.06%Other race alone

Races in Matagorda-Sargent detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 349.3 square miles.

Population density: 9.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Matagorda-Sargent CCD:

1.3% ($674)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brazosport, TX (34.4 miles , pop. 59,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (75.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Matagorda, TX (2.8 miles ),
Bay City, TX (4.0 miles ),
Van Vleck, TX (4.2 miles ),
Markham, TX (4.2 miles ),
Tidehaven, TX (4.4 miles ),
Palacios, TX (4.6 miles ),
Sweeny, TX (4.7 miles ),
Blessing, TX (4.7 miles )

Latitude: 28.77 N, Longitude: 95.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 979

Distribution of median household income in Matagorda-Sargent, TX in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Matagorda-Sargent, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.3%)
  • Utilities (9.5%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Chemicals (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.3%)
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Utilities (11.5%)
  • Chemicals (9.8%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.7%)
  • Utilities (7.1%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Matagorda-Sargent, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Engineers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Matagorda-Sargent, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Matagorda-Sargent, Texas average temperatures Matagorda-Sargent, Texas average precipitation Matagorda-Sargent, Texas humidity Matagorda-Sargent, Texas wind speed Matagorda-Sargent, Texas snowfall Matagorda-Sargent, Texas sunshine Matagorda-Sargent, Texas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Matagorda-Sargent-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Matagorda-Sargent place center injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/20/1967, a category F3 tornado 21.4 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Matagorda-Sargent-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 136.4 miles away from the city 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 351.0 miles away from the city 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 131.3 miles away from Matagorda-Sargent 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 462.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 143.9 miles away from Matagorda-Sargent center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 413.6 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 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Matagorda-Sargent:

  • ANGELS CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; BAY CITY, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matagorda-Sargent:

  • Brazosport College (about 35 miles; Lake Jackson, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,573)
  • Wharton County Junior College (about 41 miles; Wharton, TX; FT enrollment: 5,009)
  • Alvin Community College (about 59 miles; Alvin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,953)
  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 67 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 3,110)
  • Victoria College (about 68 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Houston Baptist University (about 68 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • College of the Mainland (about 69 miles; Texas City, TX; FT enrollment: 2,739)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Matagorda-Sargent: Port of Bay City (A), Matagorda Harbor Marina (B), C and R Marina (C), Caney Creek Marina (D), Matagorda Club (E), Matagorda Volunteer Fire Department (F), Wadsworth Fire Department (G), Matagorda Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (H), Sargent Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Matagorda-Sargent include: Saint Francis Church (A), Saint Mark Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Matagorda Cemetery (1), Sargent Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Spanish Lakes (A), Horseshoe Lake (B), Gottschalk Lake (C), Boggy Lake (D), Lake Le Tulle (E), Lake Austin (F), Spring Bayou (G), Dead Caney Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Boggy Bayou (A), Big Boggy Creek (B), Turkey Island Slough (C), Wadsworth Slough (D), Salt Bayou (E), Cedar Lake Bayou (F), Linnville Bayou (G), Canoe Bayou (H), Caney Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Matagorda-Sargent: Mad Island Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.1 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

62.9%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.4%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.9%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.7%
43 people in other types of correctional institutions in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Matagorda-Sargent:

Marital status in Matagorda-Sargent, TX
  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Matagorda-Sargent:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Matagorda-Sargent, TX (based on Matagorda County data)

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-
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: 5
This county:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Matagorda 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
Matagorda County:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

11.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Matagorda County:

17.8%
Texas:

15.7%

6.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)


6.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Matagorda-Sargent:

  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • DKFCC (1270 AM; 3 kW; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: CHAMELEON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRTX (980 AM; 5 kW; ROSENBURG/RICHMOND, TX)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)

Strongest FM radio stations in Matagorda-Sargent:

  • KJOJ-FM (103.3 FM; FREEPORT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXGJ (101.7 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMKS (102.5 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: SANDLIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KROY (99.7 FM; PALACIOS, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIOX-FM (96.9 FM; EL CAMPO, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KZRC (92.5 FM; MARKHAM, TX; Owner: LBR ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Matagorda-Sargent:

  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Matagorda-Sargent, TX
  • 52.7%Electricity
  • 40.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.8%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Matagorda-Sargent, TX
  • 59.7%Electricity
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Matagorda-Sargent compared to Texas state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Matagorda-Sargent on our top lists:

  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
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