Matthews, North Carolina Population 2021

34,140
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Matthews is a city located in Mecklenburg County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 34,140, it is the 29th largest city in North Carolina and the 1159th largest city in the United States . Matthews is currently growing at a rate of 1.49% annually and its population has increased by 25.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,198 in 2010. Matthews reached it's highest population of 34,140 in 2021. Spanning over 17 miles, Matthews has a population density of 1,995 people per square mile.

The average household income in Matthews is $105,943 with a poverty rate of 6.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,279 per month, and the median house value is $265,300. The median age in Matthews is 40.9 years, 38.5 years for males, and 43.6 years for females.

Matthews Demographics

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

  • White: 78.90%
  • Black or African American: 10.15%
  • Asian: 4.05%
  • Other race: 3.43%
  • Two or more races: 3.04%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Matthews, North Carolina is 34,140 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,637.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,198.

Matthews, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,28478.90%
Black or African American3,25110.15%
Asian1,2994.05%
Some Other Race1,1003.43%
Two or More Races9733.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native1370.43%
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Matthews Population by Race

Matthews Population Pyramid $2021

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Matthews Median Age

40.9


Total

38.5


Male

43.6


Female

Matthews Adults

There are 25,188 adults, (5,468 of whom are seniors) in Matthews.

Matthews Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Matthews Sex Ratio

Female

16,167

50.45%

Male

15,877

49.55%

Matthews Population by Age

Matthews Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Matthews Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All71.7%28.3%
Male62%38%
Female54.8%45.2%
Non Family49.8%50.2%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Matthews Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,0112.6471.7
Married7,1583.1485.3
Non Family3,5151.2249.8
Female9723.8454.8
Male3663.3962

3.2

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Matthews Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4602.03%
9th to 12th Grade6722.97%
High School Graduate3,64016.09%
Some College4,06517.97%
Associates Degree1,7417.70%
Bachelors Degree8,32636.80%
Graduate Degree3,72016.44%
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Matthews Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Matthews Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,58816,9239,619
Black2,2862,143977
Hispanic1,3151,174668
Asian961814486
Other Race600518344
2+ Races347307192
Native American12211457

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 57.33%.

Matthews Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,238$61,466$37,791
Less Than 9th Grade$30,833$30,478$34,313
High School Graduate$35,538$42,006$25,806
Some College$37,400$45,000$27,466
Bachelors Degree$53,191$70,991$40,606
Graduate Degree$76,530$100,894$52,878

$49,238

Average Earnings

$61,466

Average Male

$37,791

Average Female

Matthews Earnings by Educational Attainment

Matthews Language by Age

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Matthews Language

83.31% of Matthews residents speak only English, while 16.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.36% of the population.

Matthews Language

Matthews Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,8051,0114.25%
Hispanic2,49947018.81%
Other1,10041938.09%
Black3,1822487.79%
Asian1,2961068.18%
Multiple973727.40%
Native1375338.69%

6.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.68%

Male Poverty Rate

6.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Matthews

The race most likely to be in poverty in Matthews is Native, with 38.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Matthews is White, with 4.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.60%.

Matthews Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.64%
High School7.39%
Some College3.86%
Bachelors or Greater3.38%

Matthews Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.13%
Male Unemployed19.70%
Female Employed4.24%
Male Employed3.94%

Matthews Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Matthews Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$84,594$105,943
Families$103,159$124,824
Married Families$111,336-
Non Families$45,155$57,916
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Income by Household Type

Matthews Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.4%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Matthews Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Matthews Marital Status

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1,985

Number of Veterans

1,818

Male Veterans

167

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam694
Second Gulf War400
First Gulf War333
Korea165
World War II78

Matthews Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74576
75+574
35 to 54365
55 to 64263
18 to 34207

Matthews Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7248.61%
Black1305.08%
Hispanic955.44%
Other Race707.45%
2+ Races399.33%
Asian131.16%
Native American97.38%

Matthews Veterans by Race

Matthews Veterans by Education

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3.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Matthews Veterans by Education

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66.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.6%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Matthews Employment by Age

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Matthews Employment by Race

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Matthews Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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37.88%

Born in Matthews

88.08%

Native Born

11.92%

Foreign Born

5.11%

Non Citizen

6.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.08% of Matthews residents were born in the United States, with 37.88% having been born in North Carolina. 5.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Matthews Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202134,1405011.49%
202033,6395011.51%
201933,1385011.54%
201832,6374641.44%
201732,1736482.06%
201631,5257602.47%
201530,7657122.37%
201430,0537302.49%
201329,3237122.49%
201228,6116962.49%
201127,9156172.26%
201027,2985,1712.12%
200022,1278,4764.95%
199013,65112,05123.91%
19801,6008007.18%
19708002002.92%
19606001000.92%
19405002001.29%
19003000.00%

Matthews Population by Year