Matagorda, Texas

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Population in 2010: 503.
Males: 266  (53.0%)
Females: 237  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

56.4 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 77457.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,709
Matagorda:

$47,709
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,643

Matagorda CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $125,498
Matagorda:

$125,498
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $181,398; detached houses: $217,376; mobile homes: $83,548

Median gross rent in 2017: $383.

March 2019 cost of living index in Matagorda: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.6%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Matagorda, TX (2010)
    • 42684.7%White alone
    • 6512.9%Hispanic
    • 40.8%Black alone
    • 40.8%Two or more races
    • 30.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Matagorda, Texas as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Matagorda is 90 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (15.0%), Irish (13.6%), German (8.7%), Dutch (4.4%), Czech (3.4%), Cajun (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

23 residents are foreign born (5.1% Latin America).

This place:

5.1%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,080 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $779 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brazosport, TX (41.9 miles , pop. 59,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (82.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Matagorda-Sargent, TX (2.8 miles ),
Palacios, TX (3.9 miles ),
Tidehaven, TX (4.4 miles ),
Markham, TX (4.4 miles ),
Blessing, TX (4.5 miles ),
Bay City, TX (4.5 miles ),
Van Vleck, TX (4.8 miles ),
Sweeny, TX (5.4 miles )

Latitude: 28.69 N, Longitude: 95.97 W

Area code: 979

Distribution of median household income in Matagorda, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Matagorda, TX in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

3.5%

Tornado activity:

Matagorda-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/20/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Matagorda place center killed 4 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1969, a category F3 tornado 20.7 miles away from the place center injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Matagorda-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 131.1 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 355.7 miles away from Matagorda 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 126.3 miles away from Matagorda 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 458.8 miles away from Matagorda center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 143.3 miles away from Matagorda center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.9 miles away from Matagorda center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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:

  • PALACIOS COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 16 miles away; PALACIOS, TX)
  • PALACIOUS COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 16 miles away; PALACIOS, TX)
  • LEISURE LODGE PALACIOS (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PALACIOS, TX)

Heliports located in Matagorda:

Operable nuclear power plants near Matagorda:

  • 16 miles: South Texas Project 1 and 2 in Palacios, TX.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matagorda:

  • Brazosport College (about 42 miles; Lake Jackson, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,573)
  • Wharton County Junior College (about 45 miles; Wharton, TX; FT enrollment: 5,009)
  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 62 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 3,110)
  • Victoria College (about 62 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Alvin Community College (about 66 miles; Alvin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,953)
  • Houston Baptist University (about 75 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • College of the Mainland (about 77 miles; Texas City, TX; FT enrollment: 2,739)

Public elementary/middle school in Matagorda:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Matagorda: Matagorda Harbor Marina (A), C and R Marina (B), Matagorda Volunteer Fire Department (C), Matagorda Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (D). Display/hide their locations 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:

2.0 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

54.7%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Matagorda:

Marital status in Matagorda, TX
  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Matagorda:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Matagorda, 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
Matagorda County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

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:
This county:

11.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Matagorda County:

28.1%
State:

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

17.8%
State:

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:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Matagorda:

  • KXGJ (101.7 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KROY (99.7 FM; PALACIOS, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMKS (102.5 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: SANDLIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KJOJ-FM (103.3 FM; FREEPORT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIOX-FM (96.9 FM; EL CAMPO, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZRC (92.5 FM; MARKHAM, TX; Owner: LBR ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Matagorda:

  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)

Matagorda fatal accident list:

Dec 8, 2006 06:50 AM, Matagorda, Lat: 28.686310, Lon: -95.974680, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 11, 1993 00:40 AM, Fisherst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 14, 1980 03:05 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 29, 1979 11:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 17, 1977 06:18 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 341ft / 104mTotal length
  • 1,380Total average daily traffic
  • 221Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,100Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Matagorda, TX)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: AC5BE, Licensee ID: L00983261, Grant Date: 01/21/2015, Expiration Date: 03/10/2025, Registrant: Joseph L Taylor, 81 Beach Front Dr., Matagorda, TX 77457

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8556T , Serial Number: 52456, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 12/21/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 04/26/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph L Taylor, Po Box 664, Matagorda, TX 77457
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/06/2017

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Matagorda, TX
  • 82.3%Electricity
  • 6.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.7%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Matagorda, TX
  • 72.4%Electricity
  • 27.6%Utility gas


Matagorda compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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