Matador, Texas

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Matador, Texas

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High Points

Matador strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Matador Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Matador Racial Diversity
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Matador Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 17% Matador Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Matador Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Matador, Texas

Comparing Matador to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 7
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5
People Above Poverty 2 4
Median Family Income 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 9 10
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
People Living Alone 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Matador Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles NE of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 213 miles SW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Motley
Standard Zip Codes 79244
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.011
Longitude -100.821

Matador Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 95 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Station TURKEY
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 22.3 inches
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 50 F
Apr Temp 43 to 73 F
Jul Temp 66 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 20.9 inches
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Matador Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 740 100%
Male 365 49.3%
Female 375 50.7%
Under 18 194 26.2%
18+ 546 73.8%
65+ 155 20.9%
Median Age 42.7
Average Family Size 2.88
White 621 83.9%
African-American 42 5.7%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1.2%
Other 50 6.8%
Mixed Race 14 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 98 13.2%

Estimated Matador Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 673
Growth -67
Growth % -9.1%

Matador Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 41.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.3%
English 9.6%
Irish 8.3%
German 4.4%
Scotch-Irish 4.1%
Scottish 1.5%
Dutch 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Matador 740 $32,054
Roaring Springs 265 $30,625

Matador Public Libraries

Motley County Library
1105 MAIN ST
Matador, Texas
(806) 347-2717

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Matador High Schools (2004)

1600 BUNDY
A Title I School.
Serves 184 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.1

Matador Colleges

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