Matagorda County , Texas

Matagorda County: County in Texas, United States

About

Matagorda County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,702 and a population density of 9 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 36,725 inhabitants. Its county seat is Bay City. The county was created 187 years ago in 1834.

Matagorda County Quick Facts

Population : 36,725 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Area : 4174 km2
Water as percent of area : 32%
Land as percent of area : 68%
Named for : canebrakes
Altitude : 30 feet / 9 meters
Capital : Bay City
Establishment : March 03, 1834
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 15:11:48 (8th December 2021)
Density : 9 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.06% (2010-2020)
Weather : 64℉ Mostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather
Matagorda County locator map
Location of Matagorda County on Texas map.
Matagorda County Texas Courthouse 2016 image
Matagorda County Texas Courthouse 2016
Matagorda County Texas Courthouse 2016 image

Geography

Matagorda County is located at 28°47'8"N 96°0'14"W (28.7856500, -96.0039800). It has 4 neighbors: Brazoria County, Calhoun County, Jackson County and Wharton County.

Matagorda County map

The largest city of Matagorda County is Bay City with a population of 17,535. Other cities include and Palacios population 4,545. See all Matagorda County cities & populated places.

Matagorda County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Matagorda County.

City Name Population Title
Bay City 17,535 City in Texas
Palacios 4,545 City in Matagorda County, Texas, United States
Van Vleck 1,844 Census designated place

Weather

Matagorda County forecast: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 20%. more

Matagorda County has 4 neighbours.

Demographics

The population of Matagorda County increased by 0.06% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 36,702 - census
2011 36,681 -0.06% estimation process
2012 36,544 -0.37% estimation process
2013 36,500 -0.12% estimation process
2014 36,478 -0.06% estimation process
2015 36,766 0.78% estimation process
2016 37,088 0.87% estimation process
2017 36,805 -0.77% estimation process
2018 36,566 -0.65% estimation process
2019 36,643 0.21% estimation process
2020 36,725 0.22% estimation process

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Local Places in Matagorda County

People born in Matagorda County (2)

People born in Matagorda County, including law enforcement officer Charlie Siringo, lawyer and women's rights activist Hortense Sparks Ward, you can see a list of people who born in Matagorda County.

Other places with the same name (1)

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