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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Mathis is approximately 5,462 (2005), 4942 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,715 (2000), 1560 (2010).
The amount of land area in Mathis is 5.15 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Mathis is 2.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mathis to Washington DC is 1449 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 152 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mathis is positioned 28.09 degrees north of the equator and 97.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Mathis elevation is 161 feet above sea level.
Mathis median income is $ 20,015 (2000).
The Mathis median home price is $ 28,000 (2000).


in the general Corpus Christi area of southeastern Texas near the Texas Gulf Coast. It is about 38 miles from Corpus Christi and about 105 miles from San Antonio. Other nearby communities include Edgewater-Paisano, Lakeside, Lakeshore Gardens-Hidden Acres, Lake City, Pernitas Point, Sandia, Tynan and K-Bar Ranch.
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History & History Related Items

Mathis was born when the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway came through in 1887. Thomas H. Mathis was the planner and chose the town site, also donating 300 acres for the new community. He also provided land for a school and any church that wanted to build a building. Mathis, along with his brother, helped to begin the Coleman, Mathis, Fulton Cattle Company in 1879. Later it became the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company. Mathis also became a large landowner in the area. To keep cattle out of the new community, he built a fence with gates at each end of town. The gates remained as late as 1906. Mathis was incorporated in 1939.

Lake Mathis was created during the 1930s about four miles from town. It is now known as Lake Corpus Christi. The Wesley Seale Dam helped to raise the water level to 94 feet above sea level in 1959. The new dam made Lake Corpus Christi one of the largest artificial bodies of water in Texas. This change brought more development and recreation to the area. Tourism remains a major factor in the area economy.
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Learn more about Mathis at this informative site.

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
This park is located just southwest of Mathis. The park has 14,111 acres with the lake covering 21,000 acres. The park is on Park Road 25, 4 miles southwest of Mathis, off State Highway 359, and 35 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.
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Mathis City Government

City of Mathis
411 East San Patricio Avenue
Mathis, Texas
Phone: 361-547-3343

Mathis Chamber

Mathis-Lake Corpus Christi Area Chamber of Commerce
213 E. San Patricio Ave.
Mathis, TX 78368
Phone: 361-547-6112
Fax: 361-547-7802

Mathis Organizations

Mathis-Lake Corpus Christi Area Chamber of Commerce
213 E. San Patricio Ave.
Mathis, TX 78368
Phone: 361-547-6112
Fax: 361-547-7802

Mathis Libraries

Mathis Public Libary
103 Lamar St.
Mathis, Texas
Phone: 361-547-6201

Mathis Schools

Mathis Independent School District
602 East San Patricio
Mathis, Texas 78368
Phone: 361-547-3378 Mathis


The population of Mathis was:
1988 5,910
1990 - 5,423
2000 - 5,034
2003 - 5,159
2005 - 5,462

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