Motley County

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Motley County, Texas

PO Box 660
Matador, TX 79244
Phone: (806) 347-2621
Fax: (806) 347-2220
www.co.motley.tx.us

In east-central TX panhandle, northeast of Lubbock; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Junius William Mottley (1812-36), signer of the TX Declaration of Independence (1836) who was killed at the Battle of San Jacinto. Clerical spelling error was allowed to stand

Area (sq mi):: 989.81 (land 989.38; water 0.43) Population per square mile: 1.30
Population 2005: 1,299 State rank: 246 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.90%; 1990-2000 -6.90% Population 2000: 1,426 (White 82.20%; Black or African American 3.50%; Hispanic or Latino 12.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 8.90%). Foreign born: 3.30%. Median age: 44.40
Income 2000: per capita $16,584; median household $28,348; Population below poverty level: 19.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,447-$20,647
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.00% Median travel time to work: 18.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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