Latest Data (2018)
Population 32,635
Nationwide Rank 1179

Quick Facts

Matthews, North Carolina is the 1,179th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Matthews, North Carolina is a town.

Matthews, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Matthews had its largest population ever.

Matthews, North Carolina is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 78% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Matthews, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1169 Cedar City, Utah 33,055 59.4%
1170 St. Charles, Illinois 33,032 16.9%
1171 Bay City, Michigan 33,019 -10.0%
1172 Walla Walla, Washington 32,986 8.0%
1173 Hinesville, Georgia 32,872 9.1%
1174 Houma, Louisiana 32,864 0.0%
1175 Lewiston, Idaho 32,817 6.3%
1176 Salisbury, Maryland 32,809 40.5%
1177 Lawndale, California 32,754 3.1%
1178 Copperas Cove, Texas 32,658 8.7%
1179 Matthews, North Carolina 32,635 41.3%
1180 Manitowoc, Wisconsin 32,627 -4.5%
1181 Jackson, Michigan 32,605 -10.0%
1182 American Fork, Utah 32,519 43.6%
1183 Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 32,501 -2.9%
1184 Florence, Kentucky 32,479 36.8%
1185 Laramie, Wyoming 32,473 18.9%
1186 Elk Grove Village, Illinois 32,458 -6.6%
1187 Massillon, Ohio 32,410 2.5%
1188 Des Moines, Washington 32,364 9.4%
1189 Eastpointe, Michigan 32,347 -4.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
616 Chapel Hill 60,988 26.9%
671 Huntersville 57,098 118.3%
712 Rocky Mount 54,242 -7.7%
724 Apex 53,852 153.6%
726 Burlington 53,748 17.0%
779 Kannapolis 49,761 33.0%
786 Wilson 49,329 9.4%
879 Wake Forest 44,046 236.8%
946 Hickory 40,925 8.5%
984 Indian Trail 39,619 190.8%
1008 Mooresville 38,431 97.1%
1052 Holly Springs 36,749 263.0%
1101 Monroe 35,311 28.9%
1125 Goldsboro 34,234 -14.7%
1143 Salisbury 33,834 10.6%
1179 Matthews 32,635 41.3%
1252 Garner 30,502 61.9%
1270 New Bern 30,113 29.4%
1277 Sanford 29,917 27.5%
1283 Cornelius 29,748 109.9%
1304 Fuquay-Varina 29,200 256.1%
1372 Morrisville 27,453 393.0%
1388 Mint Hill 27,169 57.2%
1400 Statesville 27,042 14.9%
1421 Thomasville 26,635 8.6%
1461 Asheboro 25,844 16.3%
1529 Kernersville 24,767 31.3%
1648 Clayton 22,850 165.8%
1687 Leland 22,070 435.2%
1740 Carrboro 21,314 20.3%
1771 Lumberton 20,840 -1.3%
1790 Clemmons 20,563 29.9%
1812 Havelock 20,232 -9.9%
1824 Kinston 20,083 -15.6%
1832 Shelby 20,038 -3.8%
1867 Boone 19,562 44.5%
1914 Lexington 18,917 -5.0%
1991 Lenoir 17,938 -1.0%
2038 Elizabeth City 17,558 1.8%
2049 Knightdale 17,423 176.0%
2121 Morganton 16,555 -4.9%
2149 Pinehurst 16,320 66.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 32,635 1,179
2017 32,117 1,191
2016 31,495 1,199
2015 30,678 1,222
2014 30,008 1,239
2013 29,384 1,253
2012 28,699 1,267
2011 27,975 1,287
2010 27,198 1,310
2009 27,486 1,273
2008 26,876 1,289
2007 26,522 1,299
2006 26,244 1,304
2005 25,156 1,341
2004 24,394 1,373
2003 23,981 1,376
2002 23,840 1,367
2001 23,941 1,341
2000 23,081 1,375
1990 14,502 1,830