Matamoras, Ohio

Matamoras, Ohio
Matamoras, Ohio
—  Village  —
Location of Matamoras, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°31′21″N 81°3′54″W / 39.5225°N 81.065°W / 39.5225; -81.065Coordinates: 39°31′21″N 81°3′54″W / 39.5225°N 81.065°W / 39.5225; -81.065
Country United States
State Ohio
County Washington
 – Mayor Dennis A. Agin [1]
 – Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 – Land 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Population (2000)
 – Total 957
 – Density 2,656.5/sq mi (1,025.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45767
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-48286[2]

Matamoras is a village in Washington County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. It is also commonly known as New Matamoras. The population was 957 at the 2000 census.

Matamoras was founded in 1846, named for the Battle of Matamoras in the Mexican-American War. In 1861 the U. S. Post Office in Matamoras changed its name to New Matamoras to avoid confusion with Metamora in Fulton County.[3]



Matamoras is located at 39°31′21″N 81°3′54″W / 39.5225°N 81.065°W / 39.5225; -81.065 (39.522451, -81.065084)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (7.69%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 957 people, 413 households, and 265 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,656.5 people per square mile (1,026.4/km²). There were 464 housing units at an average density of 1,288.0 per square mile (497.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.16% White, 0.21% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.10% Asian, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 413 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,655, and the median income for a family was $30,903. Males had a median income of $34,205 versus $15,284 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,413. About 24.1% of families and 29.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.8% of those under age 18 and 24.4% of those age 65 or over.

See also


  1. ^ "Washington County Election Results". Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "New Matamoras was founded in 1846". Archived from the original on 2006-06-21. Retrieved 2006-07-01. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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