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Matagorda County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 1,100.3 square miles
Population Density 33.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 36,592
Population change -0.3%
Under 5 years of age 7%
Under 18 25.3%
65 and over 15.4%
Females 50.1%
White 83.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 40
Asian 2.2%
Two or more races 1.3%
Black or African American 11.4%
Native American 1.2%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 78%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.5%
Veterans 2,636
Households and Housing
Households 13,260
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 90.7%
Median household income $43,096
The per capita income $23,389
Live below the poverty line. 21.1%
housing units 18,841
Multi-unit structures 14%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $92,000
Residents owning their homes. 70.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,943
Women-owned firms 23%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $313,945
Retail sales per capita $8,547
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0