Matagorda County TX Information


Matagorda County Subdivisions

Matagorda County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,958
Population in Households 37,571
Population in Familes 31,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 387
Population Density1 35
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 14,188
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 9,819
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,120 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,068 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,134 (26.6%)
Median Home Value $112,037
Average Home Value $134,509


Median Household Income $44,996
Average Household Income $59,150
Per Capita Income $22,242
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.54%
Households 0.34% 0.51%
Families 0.24% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Matagorda County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matagorda County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 84 67th
Population Density1 # 102 60th
Diversity Index2 # 18 93rd
Median Household Income # 131 49th
Per Capita Income # 164 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.