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 2018:36,552More data
Estimate 2017:36,811 
Estimate 2016:37,076 
Estimate 2015:36,775 
Estimate 2014:36,501 
Estimate 2013:36,518 
Estimate 2012:36,553 
Estimate 2011:36,684 
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 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN MATAGORDA COUNTY - 2018 (Census Bureau)
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:17,534 
Palacios city:4,578 
GENERAL INFORMATION
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
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:42.9%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:83.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:11.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.4%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.7%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:43.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:10.3%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.5%More data
65 and Older:17.0%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:37.9More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$40,596More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,483,848,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$46,801More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:18.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:26.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:77.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:14.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$56,438More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$54,428 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$51,040 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$52,131 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$48,388 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2018:6.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:7.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:7.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:6.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:7.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.417580More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$7,512,749,439More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$4,482,320,046More data
Total Actual Levy:$18,717,272More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2018:$N/AMore data
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN MATAGORDA COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2017
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:98.905More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:220.337More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:319.242More data
City Streets:140.762More data
Certified County Roads:590.340More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.388More data
Off-System Subtotal:731.490More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,050.732More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:248.608More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:441.976More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:690.584More data
City Streets:281.524More data
Certified County Roads:1,180.680More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.388More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,462.592More data
County Total:2,153.176More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Matagorda County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.