Historic Matagorda County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:36,702
Census 2000:37,957
Census 1990:36,928
Census 1980:37,828
Census 1970:27,913
Census 1960:25,744
Census 1950:21,559
Census 1940:20,066
Census 1930:17,678
Census 1920:16,589
Census 1910:13,594
Census 1900:6,097
Census 1890:3,985
Census 1880:3,940
Census 1870:3,377
Census 1860:3,454
Census 1850:2,124
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2124 people in 1850 3454 people in 1860 3377 people in 1870 3940 people in 1880 3985 people in 1890 6097 people in 1900 13594 people in 1910 16589 people in 1920 17678 people in 1930 20066 people in 1940 21559 people in 1950 25744 people in 1960 27913 people in 1970 37828 people in 1980 36928 people in 1990 37957 people in 2000 36702 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer-3.3   -3.3
1990 - 2000:spacer2.8   2.8
1980 - 1990:spacer-2.4   -2.4
1970 - 1980:spacer35.5   35.5
1960 - 1970:spacer8.4   8.4
1950 - 1960:spacer19.4   19.4
1940 - 1950:spacer7.4   7.4
1930 - 1940:spacer13.5   13.5
1920 - 1930:spacer6.6   6.6
1910 - 1920:spacer22.0   22.0
1900 - 1910:spacer123.0   123.0
1890 - 1900:spacer53.0   53.0
1880 - 1890:spacer1.1   1.1
1870 - 1880:spacer16.7   16.7
1860 - 1870:spacer-2.2   -2.2
1850 - 1860:spacer62.6   62.6