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Matagorda County, TX&

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Population
36,719
0.33% growth
Median Age
37.1
Median Household Income
$41,253
1.12% growth
Poverty Rate
21.7%
Number of Employees
16,151
1.74% growth
Median Property Value
$98,700
5.34% growth

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Economy

The economy of Matagorda County, TX employs 16,151 people. The economy of Matagorda County, TX is specialized in Utilities; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 7.46; 3.43; and 2.92 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Matagorda County, TX are Manufacturing (1,942), Retail trade (1,810), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,769), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,982), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($74,412), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,230).

Median household income in Matagorda County, TX is $41,253. Males in Matagorda County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,878. The income inequality of Matagorda County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Matagorda County, TX. In Matagorda County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 30 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,589. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.

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Diversity

Matagorda County, TX is home to a population of 36,719 people, from which 93.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Matagorda County, TX is composed of 16,681 White residents (45.4%), 14,927 Hispanic residents (40.7%), 3,776 Black residents (10.3%), 778 Asian residents (2.12%), and 372 Two+ residents (1.01%). The most common foreign languages in Matagorda County, TX are Spanish (8,830 speakers), Vietnamese (369 speakers), and German (115 speakers), but compared to other places, Matagorda County, TX has a relative high number of Vietnamese (369 speakers), Spanish (8,830 speakers), and German (115 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX awarded 2,344 degrees. The student population of Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX is skewed towards females, with 929 male students and 1,415 female students. Most students in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX are Black or African American (1,317 and 56.2%), followed by White (435 and 18.6%), Hispanic or Latino (366 and 15.6%), and Asian (111 and 4.74%). The largest universities in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX by number of graduates are Prairie View A & M University (1,603 and 68.4%), Wharton County Junior College (741 and 31.6%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX are Registered Nursing (155 and 6.61%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (95 and 4.05%), and General Health & Physical Education (63 and 2.69%). The median tuition costs in Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,216 and $19,535 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Matagorda County, TX is $98,700, which is 0.48 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $93,700 to $98,700, a 5.34% increase. The homeownership rate of Matagorda County, TX is 67.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Matagorda County, TX have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Matagorda County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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