Matagorda County

Matagorda County, Texas

1700 7th St Rm 202
Bay City, TX 77414
Phone: (979) 244-7680
Fax: (979) 244-7688
www.co.matagorda.tx.us

On the central east coast of TX, southwest of Houston; original county; organized Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Old Mexican Municipality. Name Origin: For Matagorda Island; Spanish 'thicket' or 'rough area.'

Area (sq mi):: 1612.19 (land 1114.46; water 497.73) Population per square mile: 34.00
Population 2005: 37,849 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 2.80% Population 2000: 37,957 (White 52.40%; Black or African American 12.70%; Hispanic or Latino 31.30%; Asian 2.40%; Other 17.10%). Foreign born: 9.90%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $15,709; median household $32,174; Population below poverty level: 18.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,549-$21,377
Unemployment (2004): 9.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 23.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bay City County seat (18,381)

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