Matagorda County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2015:36,770More data
Estimate 2014:36,469 
Estimate 2013:36,500 
Estimate 2012:36,554 
Estimate 2011:36,699 
Census 2010:36,702More data
Census 2000:37,957More data
Population of the County Seat (Bay City)
Census 2010:17,614 
Census 2000:18,667 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Bay City city:17,598More data
Palacios city:4,634More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,100.3More data
Water Area:512.2More data
Total Area:1,612.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:33.36More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:63.58More data
Percent Rural:36.42More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:40.4%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:83.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:11.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:2.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:45.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:10.6%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.5%More data
65 and Older:15.8%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:38.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2014 (BEA):$37,324More data
Total Personal Income - 2014 (BEA):$1,363,043,000More data
Median Household Income - 2014 (Census Bureau):$41,587More data
Poverty - 2014 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:22.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:30.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Age 25 and older, Percent high school graduate and higher:76.8% 
Age 25 and older, Percent bachelor's degree or higher:14.9% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2013:$45,542More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$45,000 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$44,002 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$44,355 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$41,545 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:6.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:7.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:9.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:10.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:11.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.395680More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,731,674,030More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$4,266,189,222More data
Total Actual Levy:$16,880,458More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$N/AMore data
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Road and Bridge - 2013
Note: Due to a lack of instructions on what expenditures to include in the "Texas County Lateral Road and Bridge Expenditures Yearly Report," some counties include expenditures from all funds (accounts) and some include only expenditures from certain funds. Therefore, the data in this section should be used with caution.
County Roads, Construction:$214,317More data
County Roads, Maintenance:$522,190More data
County Roads, Rehabilitation:$1,225,167More data
County Bridges, Construction:$0More data
County Bridges, Maintenance:$13,156More data
County Bridges, Rehabilitation:$49,000More data
Right of Way Acquisition:$0More data
Utility Construction:$0More data
Other Road Expenditures:$15,609More data
Total Road and Bridge Expenditures:$2,039,439More data
Centerline and Lane Miles - 2015
Total Centerline Miles:319.3More data
Total Lane Miles:689.8More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Matagorda County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Matagorda County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Matagorda County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Matagorda County»

Special Districts in Matagorda County.
School Districts in Matagorda County.
History of City Tax Rates in Matagorda County.

Airports in Matagorda County.
Hospitals in Matagorda County.
Prisons in Matagorda County.