Matagorda County, Texas Population 2022

Matagorda County, Texas's estimated population is 36,874 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 0.45% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18502,1240.00%
18603,4541,33062.62%
18703,377-77-2.23%
18803,94056316.67%
18903,985451.14%
19006,0972,11253.00%
191013,5947,497122.96%
192016,5892,99522.03%
193017,6781,0896.56%
194020,0662,38813.51%
195021,5591,4937.44%
196025,7444,18519.41%
197027,9132,1698.43%
198037,8289,91535.52%
199036,928-900-2.38%
201036,709-219-0.59%
201136,681-28-0.08%
201236,544-137-0.37%
201336,500-44-0.12%
201436,478-22-0.06%
201536,7662880.79%
201637,0883220.88%
201736,805-283-0.76%
201836,566-239-0.65%
201936,643770.21%
202036,720770.21%
202136,797770.21%
202236,874770.21%
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Matagorda County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,32263.39%
Black or African American3,84210.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native980.27%
Asian7031.91%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1730.47%
Some Other Race6,93418.85%
Two or More Races1,7194.67%
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Matagorda County, Texas Population by Race

Matagorda County, Texas Population Pyramid 2022

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Matagorda County, Texas Median Age

37.8


Total

37.8


Male

37.8


Female

Matagorda County, Texas Adults

There are 27,257 adults, (6,109 of whom are seniors) in Matagorda County, Texas.

Matagorda County, Texas Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Matagorda County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

18,416

50.06%

Male

18,375

49.94%

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
Married84.2%15.8%
Male71.5%28.5%
All70.5%29.5%
Non Family58.6%41.4%
Female45%55%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Matagorda County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,9002.6270.5
Married7,0213.384.2
Male6143.5671.5
Female1,6393.8245
Non Family4,6261.0558.6

3.35

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Matagorda County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,61210.84%
9th to 12th Grade1,7077.08%
High School Graduate7,20129.88%
Some College6,04325.08%
Associates Degree1,8287.59%
Bachelors Degree3,11212.91%
Graduate Degree1,5946.61%
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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
Asian480425145
White11,98611,2943,233
2+ Races889675197
Black2,3451,911319
Hispanic8,8525,7141,007
Other Race4,2852,484479
Native American82562
Islander151151

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 asian people with a rate of 30.21%.

Matagorda County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,505$43,799$26,145
Less Than 9th Grade$22,544$36,466$15,529
High School Graduate$32,060$40,284$21,161
Some College$35,645$46,625$26,613
Bachelors Degree$50,047$53,972$44,482
Graduate Degree$51,205$47,292$51,786

$36,505

Average Earnings

$43,799

Average Male

$26,145

Average Female

Matagorda County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Matagorda County, Texas Language by Age

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Matagorda County, Texas Language

69.98% of Matagorda County, Texas residents speak only English, while 30.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.35% of the population.

Matagorda County, Texas Language

Matagorda County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander17314282.08%
Black3,7841,41537.39%
Hispanic15,7643,34221.20%
Asian69712818.36%
White15,5871,4929.57%
Other1,913NaN%
Multiple1,7061388.09%

17.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.74%

Male Poverty Rate

19.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Matagorda County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Matagorda County, Texas is Islander, with 82.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Matagorda County, Texas is Multiple, with 8.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.78%.

Matagorda County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.64%
High School14.12%
Some College12.96%
Bachelors or Greater8.24%

Matagorda County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.10%
Male Unemployed12.12%
Female Employed7.53%
Female Unemployed23.42%

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$48,733$64,774
Families$61,283$75,360
Married Families$68,646-
Non Families$26,366$40,296
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Income by Household Type

Matagorda County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

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 Over 65, 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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2,599

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War737
First Gulf War505
Vietnam910
Korea140
World War II75

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34160
35 to 54826
55 to 64440
65 to 74762
75+411

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,79310.16%
Black32311.16%
Native American1717.35%
Asian81.67%
Other Race4188.61%
2+ Races403.94%
Hispanic6426.13%

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by Race

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by Education

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12.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Matagorda County, Texas Veterans by Education

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58.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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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76.11%

Born in Matagorda County, Texas

89.97%

Native Born

10.03%

Foreign Born

6.31%

Non Citizen

3.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.97% of Matagorda County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 76.11% having been born in Texas. 6.31% 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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