Matthews, North Carolina Population 2024

31,166

Matthews is a city located in Mecklenburg County North Carolina. Matthews has a 2024 population of 31,166. Matthews is currently growing at a rate of 1.7% annually and its population has increased by 5.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,517 in 2020.

The average household income in Matthews is $124,723 with a poverty rate of 4.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Matthews is 39.5 years, 37.9 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Matthews Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Matthews was:

  • White: 73.59%
  • Black or African American: 12.13%
  • Asian: 6.13%
  • Two or more races: 5.36%
  • Other race: 2.55%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
Land Area (mi²)
17.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,821.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.59% (1,649)
The current population of Matthews, North Carolina is 31,166 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 29,517.

Matthews, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,79273.59%
Black or African American3,59212.13%
Asian1,8166.13%
Two or more races1,5875.36%
Other race7542.55%
Native American610.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander110.04%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Matthews Population by Race

Matthews Population Pyramid 2024

Matthews Median Age

39.5

Total

37.9

Male

42.7

Female

Matthews Adults

There are 23,569 adults, (5,595 of whom are seniors) in Matthews.

Matthews Age Dependency

64.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Matthews Sex Ratio

Female14,86350.19%
Male14,75049.81%

Matthews Population by Age

Matthews Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,0612.656733
Married6,6213.1882.417.6
Non Family3,0391.2844.355.7
Female9443.4350.849.2
Male4572.533070
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3.13

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

67.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Matthews Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Matthews Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Matthews Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Matthews Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,551

Average Earnings

$69,721

Average Male

$45,664

Average Female

Matthews Earnings by Educational Attainment

Matthews Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Matthews Language

83.41% of Matthews residents speak only English, while 16.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.06% of the population.

Matthews Language

Matthews Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White21,0907293.46%
Black3,50235710.19%
Hispanic1,83620911.38%
Other75415820.95%
Asian1,782774.32%
Multiple1,584231.45%
Native61813.11%
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4.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.4%

Male Poverty Rate

5.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Matthews

The race most likely to be in poverty in Matthews is Other, with 20.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Matthews is Multiple, with 1.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.11%.

Matthews Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.1%
High School6.38%
Some College3.13%
Bachelors or Greater1.74%
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Matthews Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed30.54%
Male Unemployed7.22%
Female Employed3.56%
Male Employed3.21%
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Matthews Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Matthews Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Matthews Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Matthews Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Matthews Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Matthews Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Matthews Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,574

Number of Veterans

1,445

Male Veterans

129

Female Veterans

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Matthews Veterans by War

count

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Matthews Veterans by Age

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Matthews Veterans by Race

Matthews Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Matthews Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.1%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Matthews Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Matthews Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Matthews Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

37.64%

Born in Matthews

87.45%

Native Born

12.55%

Foreign Born

5.08%

Non Citizen

7.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.45% of Matthews residents were born in the United States, with 37.64% having been born in North Carolina. 5.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Matthews Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202933,7715211.57%
202833,2505211.59%
202732,7295211.62%
202632,2085211.64%
202531,6875211.67%
202431,1665211.7%
202330,6455211.73%
202230,1245211.76%
202129,603860.29%
202029,517-3,730-11.22%
201933,2475461.67%
201832,7014831.5%
201732,2186592.09%
201631,5597712.5%
201530,7887162.38%
201430,0727322.49%
201329,3407182.51%
201228,6227012.51%
201127,9216222.28%
201027,2995,17223.37%
200022,1278,47662.09%
199013,65112,051753.19%
19801,600800100%
197080020033.33%
196060010020%
194050020066.67%
1900300
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Matthews Population by Year