About Matagorda County

Midway between Galveston and Corpus Christi, right where the Colorado River meets the sea, Matagorda County thrives just 65 miles from the Houston metro area. The county spreads out over 1,114 square miles of coastal prairie and boasts miles of natural coastline.

Bay City is the county seat, and serves as the home of the Matagorda Regional Medical Center. Palacios, the only other incorporated city, and the communities of Blessing, Midfield, Markham, Wadsworth, Matagorda, Van Vleck, Sargent and Pledger fill in the rural and coastal spaces.

We love calling Matagorda County home, and we know you will too. If you’d like to know more about providing medical services in our community, or if you’re interested in exploring partnerships that expand services and increase access to care, just reach out to any member of our senior administrative team by calling (979) 241-5520, and we’ll set up a time to visit.

Click here to visit the Matagorda County EDC site to see the latest graphics illustrating demographic data for Matagorda County. You can also find specific information about the incorporated cities in the county by selecting the drop down menu.

Go to Demographics.

Click here review our community profile and access fast facts on Matagorda County, including population, education, labor force information, business counts, housing, spending trends, and transportation facts.

Go to Community Profile.

Click here for a list of the top employers in Matagorda County, and here to learn more about Matagorda County’s rich history of agricultural commerce. In addition to cattle and other livestock crops, we produce large quantities of rice, sorghum, cotton, corn and turf grass. Matagorda County is Rural Texas at its best.

When you drive into Bay City, you can’t help seeing why we are so proud of our downtown.  We worked hard to become a designated Texas Main Street participant so we could preserve our unique community heritage. Every year, our downtown revitalization and preservation projects help us advance our historic downtown and improve our economic sustainability.

Go to VisitBayCity.org.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Matagorda County, Texas. The July high is around 92 degrees. The January low is 44. Sperling’s comfort index for Matagorda County is a 76 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate.

Matagorda County, Texas, gets 48 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 62.

Click here to visit the National Weather Service’s Matagorda County Page.