Matagorda County

Basic Information

Address: 1700 Seventh Street, Bay City, Texas 77414
Phone Number: 979-244-7680
Fax Number: 979-244-7688
County Seat: Bay City

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Additional Information

Year Organized: 1836
Square Miles: 33
Townships: Matagorda, Palacios, Midfield, Markham, Wadsworth, Sargent, Cedar Lane, El Maton
Cites: Bay City, Palacios
Schools: Bay City High School, Bay City Junior High School, John H. Cherry School, Tenie Holmes Elementary School, Roberts Elementary School, Bay City Middle School, Van Vleck High School, Van Vleck Elementary School, O. H. Herman Middle School, Palacios High School, Palacios Junior High School, East Side Intermediate, Central Elementary, Tidehaven High School, Tidehaven Junior High School, Markham Elementary School, Blessing Elementary School, Matagorda Elementary School
School Districts: Bay City Independent School District, Matagorda Independent School District, Palacios Independent School District, Tidehaven Independent School District, Van Vleck Independent School District
Libraries: Bay City Public Library
Museums: Matagorda County Museum
Parks: Le Tulle Park, Matagorda County Birding Center, Matagorda Bay Nature and RV Park, Hardeman Park
Population: 36,807
Demographics:

As of 2016 data from Applied Geographic Solutions,[3] there were 36,807 people, 14,425 households, and 9,824 families residing in the county. There were 19,267 housing units in the county with 14,425 occupied. The racial makeup of the county was 69.93% White, 11.56% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 2.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 13.02% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. 40.42% of the population were Hispanicor Latino of any race.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.85% under the age of 20, 12.95% from 20 to 29, 11.47% from 30 to 49, 20.56% from 50 to 64, and 16.42% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.97 years. The median income for a household in the county was $43,046.

Medium Income: $43,046

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