Matthews, North Carolina Population 2020

33,891
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Matthews is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 33,891, it is the 29th largest city in North Carolina and the 1151st largest city in the United States. Matthews is currently growing at a rate of 1.89% annually and its population has increased by 24.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,198 in 2010. Spanning over 17 miles, Matthews has a population density of 1,980 people per square mile.

The average household income in Matthews is $102,364 with a poverty rate of 6.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,205 per month, and the median house value is $249,200. The median age in Matthews is 41.8 years, 39.4 years for males, and 43.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.8 males.

Matthews Demographics

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

  • White: 80.05%
  • Black or African American: 9.61%
  • Other race: 4.03%
  • Two or more races: 3.05%
  • Asian: 2.84%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Matthews, North Carolina is 33,891, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,635.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,198.

Matthews, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,13780.05%
Black or African American3,0169.61%
Some Other Race1,2654.03%
Two or More Races9573.05%
Asian8922.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native1330.42%
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Matthews Population Pyramid 2020

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Matthews Median Age

41.8


Total

39.4


Male

43.8


Female

Matthews Adults

There are 24,286 adults, (5,160 of whom are seniors) in Matthews.

Matthews Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Matthews Sex Ratio

Female

16,118

51.33%

Male

15,282

48.67%

Matthews Households and Families

Matthews Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Matthews Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.5%14.5%
Male77.8%22.2%
All73.2%26.8%
Female60.6%39.4%
Non Family50.4%49.6%

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,7252.6573.2
Married7,0323.1385.5
Non Family3,2661.2350.4
Female1,1253.5660.6
Male3023.477.8

3.17

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

2.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Matthews Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4882.23%
9th to 12th Grade6432.94%
High School Graduate3,41115.58%
Some College3,90817.85%
Associates Degree1,6597.58%
Bachelors Degree8,00036.54%
Graduate Degree3,78217.28%
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Matthews Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,31416,6289,369
Black2,0081,887968
Hispanic1,4471,292732
Other Race680548394
Asian642528420
Multiple Races270243185
Native American12210942

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.04%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 68.52%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,940$57,832$35,654
Less Than High School$30,392$30,581$23,194
High School Grad$32,851$36,908$24,671
Some College$35,568$42,360$27,217
Bachelors Degree$53,513$67,368$40,969
Graduate Degree$69,301$96,607$52,700

$46,940

Average Earnings

$57,832

Average Male

$35,654

Average Female

Matthews Language

Matthews Language by Age

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Matthews Language

83.37% of Matthews residents speak only English, while 16.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.31% of the population.

Matthews Poverty

Matthews Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,3841,1224.80%
Hispanic2,79944415.86%
Other1,26539431.15%
Black2,9332197.47%
Asian888718.00%
Native1334433.08%
Multiple957363.76%

6.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.74%

Male Poverty Rate

6.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Matthews

The race most likely to be in poverty in Matthews is Native, with 33.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Matthews is Multiple, with 3.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.70%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.96%
High School7.10%
Some College4.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.76%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.90%
Male Unemployed16.12%
Female Employed4.15%
Male Employed4.13%

Matthews Income

Matthews Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$78,971$102,364
Families$96,949$119,202
Married Families$105,833-
Non Families$44,472$56,230
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Matthews Marital Status

Matthews Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.9%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

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 45-54.

Matthews Marital Status by Race

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Matthews Veterans

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1,919

Number of Veterans

1,820

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam743
Second Gulf War284
First Gulf War278
Korea190
World War II94
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74584
75+558
35 to 54348
55 to 64289
18 to 34140
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6448.26%
Black1737.74%
Hispanic1005.45%
Other656.90%
2 or More288.14%
Indian97.38%

Matthews Veterans by Education

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2.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Matthews Employment Status

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66.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

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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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38.28%

Born in North Carolina

88.05%

Native Born

11.95%

Foreign Born

5.37%

Non Citizen

6.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.05% of Matthews residents were born in the United States, with 38.28% having been born in North Carolina. 5.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202033,8916281.89%
201933,2636281.92%
201832,6354981.55%
201732,1376281.99%
201631,5097492.43%
201530,7607092.36%
201430,0517292.49%
201329,3227112.49%
201228,6117012.51%
201127,9106112.24%
201027,2995,1722.12%
200022,1278,4764.95%
199013,65112,05123.91%
19801,6008007.18%
19708002002.92%
19606001000.92%
19405002001.29%
19003000.00%