Matagorda County, Texas Population 2021

Matagorda County, Texas's estimated population is 36,797 with a growth rate of 0.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Matagorda County, Texas is the 87th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 36,709 and has seen a growth of 0.24% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202136,797770.21%
202036,720770.21%
201936,643770.21%
201836,566-239-0.65%
201736,805-283-0.76%
201637,0883220.88%
201536,7662880.79%
201436,478-22-0.06%
201336,500-44-0.12%
201236,544-137-0.37%
201136,681-28-0.08%
201036,709-219-0.59%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.21%
County Website
State
Founded
1836
County Seat
2010 Population
36,709
Growth Since 2010
0.24%
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Matagorda County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,14568.38%
Some Other Race6,18116.81%
Black or African American3,81310.37%
Asian7101.93%
Two or More Races6641.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native1410.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1200.33%
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Matagorda County, Texas Population by Race

Matagorda County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Matagorda County, Texas Median Age

38.2


Total

37.7


Male

38.7


Female

Matagorda County, Texas Adults

There are 27,281 adults, (6,008 of whom are seniors) in Matagorda County, Texas.

Matagorda County, Texas Age Dependency

72.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Matagorda County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

18,425

50.10%

Male

18,349

49.90%

Matagorda County, Texas Population by Age

Matagorda County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Matagorda County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All70.7%29.3%
Non Family62.5%37.5%
Female49.2%50.8%
Male49%51%

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Matagorda County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,8482.6370.7
Married7,1803.2982.1
Non Family4,5861.0662.5
Female1,4073.9949.2
Male6753.3949

3.35

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Matagorda County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,67211.09%
9th to 12th Grade2,0138.35%
High School Graduate7,61431.59%
Some College5,90724.51%
Associates Degree1,6937.02%
Bachelors Degree3,06412.71%
Graduate Degree1,1394.73%
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Matagorda County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Matagorda County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,13211,2653,119
Hispanic8,6695,272754
Other Race3,9072,187255
Black2,4162,057241
Asian43638289
2+ Races31427962
Islander109109
Native American9968

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 white people with a rate of 25.71%.

Matagorda County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,460$47,968$23,966
Less Than 9th Grade$24,354$32,337$17,917
High School Graduate$31,670$41,786$20,739
Some College$35,352$56,556$25,026
Bachelors Degree$50,012$53,774$41,978
Graduate Degree$73,165$74,051$52,108

$36,460

Average Earnings

$47,968

Average Male

$23,966

Average Female

Matagorda County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Matagorda County, Texas Language by Age

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Matagorda County, Texas Language

69.26% of Matagorda County, Texas residents speak only English, while 30.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.83% of the population.

Matagorda County, Texas Language

Matagorda County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,5233,48122.42%
White15,7591,72510.95%
Black3,7661,40237.23%
Other6,1691,36622.14%
Asian70513719.43%
Islander1209377.50%
Multiple654467.03%
Native13264.55%

18.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.51%

Male Poverty Rate

21.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Matagorda County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Matagorda County, Texas is Islander, with 77.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Matagorda County, Texas is Native, with 4.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.37%.

Matagorda County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.91%
High School15.04%
Some College13.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.03%

Matagorda County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed29.01%
Male Unemployed10.27%
Female Employed8.70%
Male Employed7.29%

Matagorda County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Matagorda County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,913$64,806
Families$60,061$74,325
Married Families$66,667-
Non Families$27,044$42,997
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Income by Household Type

Matagorda County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Matagorda County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Matagorda County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Matagorda County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Matagorda County, Texas Marital Status

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2,402

Number of Veterans

2,105

Male Veterans

297

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam879
First Gulf War427
Second Gulf War378
Korea116
World War II57

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74735
55 to 64612
35 to 54413
75+404
18 to 34238

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,93910.32%
Hispanic4964.82%
Other Race2084.74%
Black1956.75%
2+ Races317.83%
Native American2520.00%
Asian40.86%

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by Race

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by Education

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8.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by Education

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58.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Matagorda County, Texas Employment by Age

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Matagorda County, Texas Employment by Race

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Matagorda County, Texas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.19%

Born in Matagorda County, Texas

89.36%

Native Born

10.64%

Foreign Born

6.64%

Non Citizen

4.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.36% of Matagorda County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 75.19% having been born in Texas. 6.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Matagorda County, Texas Place of Birth

  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

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