St. Matthews, Kentucky Population 2022

17,546
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St. Matthews is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 17,546, it is the 26th largest city in Kentucky and the 2585th largest city in the United States. St. Matthews is currently growing at a rate of 0.03% annually and its population has increased by 0.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,534 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, St. Matthews has a population density of 4,010 people per square mile.

The average household income in St. Matthews is $86,711 with a poverty rate of 8.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,090 per month, and the median house value is $256,100. The median age in St. Matthews is 38.7 years, 37 years for males, and 41 years for females.

St. Matthews Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of St. Matthewswas:

  • White: 86.67%
  • Black or African American: 7.20%
  • Asian: 2.82%
  • Two or more races: 2.32%
  • Other race: 0.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.09%
The current population of St. Matthews, Kentucky is 17,546 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,534.

St. Matthews, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,61986.67%
Black or African American1,2987.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.09%
Asian5092.82%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.12%
Some Other Race1390.77%
Two or More Races4192.32%
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St. Matthews Population by Race

St. Matthews Population Pyramid 2022

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St. Matthews Median Age

37.8


Total

35.6


Male

40.3


Female

St. Matthews Adults

There are 15,346 adults, (3,566 of whom are seniors) in St. Matthews.

St. Matthews Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Child Dependency Ratio

St. Matthews Sex Ratio

Female

9,359

51.93%

Male

8,663

48.07%

St. Matthews Population by Age

St. Matthews Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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St. Matthews Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.4%28.6%
All52.5%47.5%
Non Family45%55%
Male31.2%68.8%
Female28.3%71.7%

52.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

St. Matthews Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,8901.9952.5
Married3,1462.8271.4
Male3372.8131.2
Female6992.4828.3
Non Family4,7081.3145

2.71

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

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St. Matthews Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1380.99%
9th to 12th Grade2952.11%
High School Graduate1,96614.06%
Some College2,81720.15%
Associates Degree1,0307.37%
Bachelors Degree4,40931.54%
Graduate Degree3,32423.78%
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St. Matthews Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

St. Matthews Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian443402327
White11,89011,5936,785
2+ Races202202112
Black1,0211,012411
Hispanic414328105
Other Race655011
Native American1616
Islander2222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.81%.

St. Matthews Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,754$53,776$45,969
Less Than 9th Grade$29,688$31,775$21,607
High School Graduate$34,756$38,819$25,288
Some College$38,095$47,847$33,987
Bachelors Degree$53,264$59,245$51,750
Graduate Degree$74,940$76,927$72,284

$49,754

Average Earnings

$53,776

Average Male

$45,969

Average Female

St. Matthews Earnings by Educational Attainment

St. Matthews Language by Age

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St. Matthews Language

90.88% of St. Matthews residents speak only English, while 9.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.50% of the population.

St. Matthews Language

St. Matthews Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic71421229.69%
Asian50915129.67%
Black1,2351008.10%
White14,8339496.40%
Other54NaN%
Multiple36820.54%

8.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.79%

Male Poverty Rate

10.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. Matthews

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. Matthews is Hispanic, with 29.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. Matthews is Multiple, with 0.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.48%.

St. Matthews Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.65%
High School15.16%
Some College5.62%
Bachelors or Greater5.18%

St. Matthews Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.86%
Male Unemployed20.24%
Female Employed7.15%
Female Unemployed36.51%

St. Matthews Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. Matthews Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,105$90,900
Families$101,627$119,398
Married Families$120,094-
Non Families$47,227$64,616
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Income by Household Type

St. Matthews Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

St. Matthews Married by Age and Sex

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St. Matthews Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

St. Matthews Marital Status by Race

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St. Matthews Marital Status

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917

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War144
First Gulf War129
Vietnam350
Korea129
World War II73

St. Matthews Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3450
35 to 54149
55 to 6486
65 to 74252
75+380

St. Matthews Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8526.35%
Black413.72%
Asian91.92%
2+ Races156.02%
Hispanic295.39%

St. Matthews Veterans by Race

St. Matthews Veterans by Education

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2.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. Matthews Veterans by Education

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72.9%

Labor Force Participation

70.2%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

St. Matthews Employment by Age

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St. Matthews Employment by Race

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St. 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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57.98%

Born in St. Matthews

93.05%

Native Born

6.95%

Foreign Born

4.14%

Non Citizen

2.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.05% of St. Matthews residents were born in the United States, with 57.98% having been born in Kentucky. 4.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

St. Matthews Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19608,7380.00%
197013,1524,4144.17%
198013,5193670.28%
199015,8002,2811.57%
200015,852520.03%
201017,4721,6200.98%
201117,47860.03%
201217,48460.03%
201317,49060.03%
201417,49660.03%
201517,50260.03%
201617,50860.03%
201717,51460.03%
201817,52060.03%
201917,52660.03%
202017,53480.05%
202117,54060.03%
202217,54660.03%

St. Matthews Population by Year