Matagorda County

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Matagorda County, Texas

1700 7th St Rm 202
Bay City, TX 77414
Phone: (979) 244-7680
Fax: (979) 244-7688

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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    Phase two of this project is commencing shortly: The Sandpiper Prospect in Matagorda County, TX, located in the Gulf Basin.
    Some of the more notable properties sold include: Geodyne Nominee -- Jay-Lec Unit in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties, FL for $750,000; Swift Energy -- North Creole and Broussard Field in Cameron Parish, LA for $500,000, Giddings Field in Fayette County, TX for $575,000; John Mecom III et al -- Second Bayou Field in Cameron Parish, LA for $1,000,000; Lance Ruffel Oil & Gas -- Golden Trend Field in Grady County, OK for $2,500,000; Noble Energy -- Algoa West Field in Brazoria County, TX for $600,000, Cosmonaut Field in Fort Bend County, TX for $1,400,000, Sugar Valley Field in Matagorda County, TX for $625,000; Mission Resources -- Buna Field in Jasper County, TX for $725,000.
    Some of the more notable properties sold include: Swift Energy -- Mohawk Field in Columbia, AR for $475,000; Bernard Field in Wharton County, TX for $415,000; Roleta Field in Zapata County, TX for $560,000; TCW -- Todd, Volkens and Walker wells in Weld, CO for $900,000; Maynard Oil -- Shugart North Field in Eddy County, NM for $700,000; Laguna Petroleum -- Concho Field in Canadian County, OK for $425,000; Dimmitt Field in Loving County, TX for $1,380,000; Questar -- Bryans Mill Field in Cass County, TX for $1,500,000; Legend Natural Gas -- Wadsworth South Field in Matagorda County, TX for $775,000; Westwin Energy -- Spraberry Trend Field in Midland County, TX -- 2 Lots for a combined total of $2,800,000.
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