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Matagorda, Texas - Basic Facts

The Matagorda Census Designated Place had a population of 507 as of July 1, 2016. Matagorda ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Matagorda is located at latitude 28.6965 and longitude -95.9666 in Matagorda County. The formal boundaries for the Matagorda Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Matagorda County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Matagorda Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586960) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Matagorda Census Designated Place is located within Matagorda-Sargent Division of Matagorda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Matagorda population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 507
Population in Households 507
Population in Familes 390
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 244
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 199 (37.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 (53.7%)
Median Home Value $164,583
Average Home Value $199,246


Median Household Income $53,668
Average Household Income $66,673
Per Capita Income $31,402
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.2%
Households -0.07% 0.16%
Families 2.04% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matagorda to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 1250 29th
Population Density1 # 1408 20th
Diversity Index2 # 1252 28th
Median Household Income # 516 71st
Per Capita Income # 286 84th

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