Statewide Claims to Fame

Matthews is 14th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Asian

Matthews is 15th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Income per capita

Matthews is 16th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents with high school diploma (older than 25)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Matthews Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 28,699 31st 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 17.1 50th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,589.6 38th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Matthews Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 5.4% 126th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.9% 57th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.3% 79th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Matthews Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 94.8% 16th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 47.1% 21st 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Matthews Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 81.8% 44th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 9.6% 102nd 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 109th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 4.2% 14th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 138th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.9% 94th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.8% 79th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 78.5% 42nd 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Matthews Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 51.9% 80th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 8.3% 41st 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Matthews Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 11,021 35th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 21.0% 71st 17.0% 25.9%
Households 10,239 30th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 74.6% 37th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $224,600 27th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.6 40th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Matthews Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $33,976 15th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $69,577 21st $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 7.0% 122nd 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Matthews Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,578 22nd 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $853,633 25th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $32,186 24th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $89,112 30th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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