Matagorda County, Texas Population 2018

Matagorda County, Texas's estimated population is 36,840 with a growth rate of 0.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Matagorda County, Texas is the 83rd largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201736,8401210.33%
201636,719-398-1.07%
201637,1173550.97%
201536,7622680.73%
201436,494-12-0.03%
201336,506-37-0.10%
201236,543-138-0.38%
201136,681-24-0.07%
201036,705-223-0.60%
199036,928-900-2.38%
198037,8289,91535.52%
197027,9132,1698.43%
196025,7444,18519.41%
195021,5591,4937.44%
194020,0662,38813.51%
193017,6781,0896.56%
192016,5892,99522.03%
191013,5947,497122.96%
19006,0972,11253.00%
18903,985451.14%
18803,94056316.67%
18703,377-77-2.23%
18603,4541,33062.62%
18502,1240.00%

Matagorda County, Texas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White28,199
Black or African American3,909
Some Other Race2,393
Two or More Races1,245
Asian778
American Indian and Alaska Native109
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander86

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Matagorda County, Texas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Matagorda County, Texas Median Age

37.1


Total

36.4


Male

38.1


Female

Matagorda County, Texas Adults

There are 27,135 adults, (5,655 of which are seniors) in Matagorda County, Texas.

Matagorda County, Texas Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Matagorda County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

18,586

50.62%

Male

18,133

49.38%

Matagorda County, Texas Households and Families

Matagorda County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Matagorda County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.1%20.9%
All67.1%32.9%
Non Family64%36%
Male52.5%47.5%
Female39.2%60.8%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Matagorda County, Texas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,6662.6667.1
Married6,4623.3479.1
Non Family4,5281.0964
Female1,8473.8339.2
Male8293.2752.5

3.35

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Matagorda County, Texas Households

Matagorda County, Texas Education

Matagorda County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,97512.49%
9th to 12th Grade2,3319.79%
High School Graduate7,96333.43%
Some College5,17821.74%
Associates Degree1,7427.31%
Bachelors Degree2,64011.08%
Graduate Degree9924.16%

Matagorda County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,60611,5022,819
Hispanic8,1354,467525
Black2,4582,043208
Other Race1,639768113
Asian42528930
Multiple Races2592443
Islander767647
Native American5043

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 61.84%.

Matagorda County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,418$40,184$19,767
Less Than High School$18,698$26,640$11,305
High School Grad$28,081$32,425$18,414
Some College$31,743$49,213$25,374
Bachelors Degree$48,848$53,232$45,795
Graduate Degree$77,768$79,286$54,722

$30,418

Average Earnings

$40,184

Average Male

$19,767

Average Female

Matagorda County, Texas Language

Matagorda County, Texas Language by Age

Matagorda County, Texas Language

71.40% of Matagorda County, Texas residents speak only English, while 28.60% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.97% of the population.

Matagorda County, Texas Poverty

Matagorda County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic14,8304,25628.70%
White16,4282,14013.03%
Black3,8401,19331.07%
Multiple1,24160949.07%
Other2,38736515.29%
Asian77412516.15%
Native1012726.73%
Islander862023.26%

21.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.01%

Male Poverty Rate

24.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Matagorda County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Matagorda County, Texas is Multiple, with 49.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Matagorda County, Texas is White, with 13.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.82%.

Matagorda County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.90%
Some College13.38%
High School13.27%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%

Matagorda County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.45%
Male Unemployed22.62%
Female Employed10.91%
Male Employed6.83%

Matagorda County, Texas Income

Matagorda County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,253$58,652
Families$49,663$69,285
Married Families$64,775$83,423
Non Families$21,846$34,025

Matagorda County, Texas Marital Status

Matagorda County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Matagorda County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

Matagorda County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Matagorda County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by War

2,344

Number of Veterans

2,128

Male Veterans

216

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam956
Korea291
First Gulf War266
Second Gulf War234
World War II50

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
55 to 64670
65 to 74621
75+554
35 to 54335
18 to 34164

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0109.44%
Hispanic4064.13%
Other1698.71%
Black1464.98%
2 or More184.63%
Indian11.35%

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by Education

9.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Matagorda County, Texas Employment Status

Matagorda County, Texas Employment by Age

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Matagorda County, Texas Employment by Race

Matagorda County, Texas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Matagorda County, Texas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bay City17618178091911.08%
Palacios47184682-36-0.76%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990