Matagorda County TX Information


Matagorda County Subdivisions

Matagorda County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,843
Daytime Population: Workers 14,478
Daytime Population: Residents 22,104
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36,582
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 37,502
Population in Familes 31,579
Population in Group Qrtrs 341
Population Density2 34
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $46,148
Average Household Income $61,847
Per Capita Income $23,530


Total Housing Units 19,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,247 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,079 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,102 (26.3%)
Median Home Value $115,513
Average Home Value $139,564


Total Households 14,326
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 9,923
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.49%
Households 0.42% 0.48%
Families 0.35% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.3%


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, 2017 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 Density # 102 60th
Diversity Index # 17 94th
Median Household Income # 146 43rd
Per Capita Income # 155 39th

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