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 see Sperling’s Best Places highlights which include information on Bay City’s population, economy, voting, cost of living, schools, and more. U.S. Census data on Matagorda County can be found here.

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, and the January low is 44 degrees. Matagorda County gets 48 inches of rain per year against the national average of 39 inches. Snowfall is exceptionally rare, with a statistical average being 0 inches.

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