Population: 4,718 (2010 U.S. Census)

Households by Types

Total Households1,611
Family Households (Families)1,144
Married-Couple Families828
Percent of Total Households51.4
Other Family, Male Householder81
Other Family, Female Householder235
Non-Family Households467
Percent of Total Households29
Persons per Household2.91

Current Housing Conditions

This analysis draws from the 2010 U.S. Census, with estimates provided for 2,115 housing units in Palacios and 18,798 housing units in Matagorda County:

PalaciosMatagorda County
Age of all Units% units built before 1939 13.1% 8.6%
% units built 1940-1979 49.2% 53.7%
% units built after 1980 37.7% 37.7%
Owner-Occupied Units Number of units 1,199 9,903
% of total units 75.2% 73.6%
Median monthly cost, with mortgage* $902 $1,148
Median monthly cost, without mortgage $360 $375
Median value $65,000 $87,500
Rental Units Number of units 3963,558
% of total units 24.8% 26.4%
Median monthly rent $660 $660

* According to the census bureau, monthly costs include payments for mortgages, deeds of trust, homeowner association or condominium fees, real estate taxes, fire, flood, or other hazard insurance utilities, and heating fuels.