St. Matthews, South Carolina Population 2024

1,825

St. Matthews is a city located in Calhoun County and Orangeburg County South Carolina. St. Matthews has a 2024 population of 1,825. St. Matthews is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually and its population has decreased by -0.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,841 in 2020.

The average household income in St. Matthews is $46,125 with a poverty rate of 40.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in St. Matthews is 43.6 years, 34.3 years for males, and 55.7 years for females.

St. Matthews Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 59.32%
  • White: 38.66%
  • Two or more races: 1.09%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Asian: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
949.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.87% (-16)
The current population of St. Matthews, South Carolina is 1,825 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,841.

St. Matthews, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,14659.32%
White74738.66%
Two or more races211.09%
Native American90.47%
Asian80.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander10.05%
Other race00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

St. Matthews Population by Race

St. Matthews Population Pyramid 2024

St. Matthews Median Age

43.6

Total

34.3

Male

55.7

Female

St. Matthews Adults

There are 1,559 adults, (577 of whom are seniors) in St. Matthews.

St. Matthews Age Dependency

96.7

Age Dependency Ratio

58.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

St. Matthews Sex Ratio

Female1,08656.21%
Male84643.79%

St. Matthews Population by Age

St. Matthews Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8252.1464.735.3
Non Family3361.175.924.1
Married2372.7281.418.6
Female2192.9224.275.8
Male333.521000

2.87

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

St. Matthews Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1036.98%
9th to 12th Grade553.73%
High School Graduate52035.25%
Some College34523.39%
Associates Degree1137.66%
Bachelors Degree23315.8%
Graduate Degree1067.19%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

St. Matthews Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

St. Matthews Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black81871375
White633588258
Native American990
Asian800
2+ Races666
Hispanic666
Islander110

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 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

St. Matthews Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$25,880$29,438$22,266
Less Than 9th Grade$30,893$0$0
High School Graduate$20,389$17,417$20,721
Some College$0$28,750$0
Bachelors Degree$34,255$33,798$35,819
Graduate Degree$90,625$0$90,804

$25,880

Average Earnings

$29,438

Average Male

$22,266

Average Female

St. Matthews Earnings by Educational Attainment

St. Matthews Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

St. Matthews Language

97.41% of St. Matthews residents speak only English, while 2.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.16% of the population.

St. Matthews Language

St. Matthews Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,08965059.69%
White678639.29%
Native99100%

40.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.6%

Male Poverty Rate

44.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. Matthews

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. Matthews is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. Matthews is White, with 9.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 54.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.19%.

St. Matthews Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School51.61%
Some College39.07%
Less Than 9th Grade28.47%
Bachelors or Greater2.93%

St. Matthews Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed84.06%
Female Employed32.64%
Male Employed0%

St. Matthews Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. Matthews Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$35,950$46,125
Families$43,021$53,620
Married Families$71,466$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,513$35,217

mean

median

Income by Household Type

St. Matthews Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.4%

Male Marriage Rate

24.0%

Female Marriage Rate

St. Matthews Married by Age and Sex

male

female

St. 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.

St. Matthews Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

St. Matthews Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

103

Number of Veterans

103

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam47
First Gulf War13
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

St. Matthews Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7476
35 to 549
55 to 649
75+9
18 to 340

St. Matthews Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White527.8%
Black424.9%
Native American9100%

St. Matthews Veterans by Race

St. Matthews Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. Matthews Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.9%

Labor Force Participation

40.4%

Employment Rate

17.3%

Unemployment Rate

St. Matthews Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

St. Matthews Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

St. 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

81.16%

Born in St. Matthews

97.57%

Native Born

2.43%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

2.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.57% of St. Matthews residents were born in the United States, with 81.16% having been born in South Carolina. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

St. Matthews Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,805-4-0.22%
20281,809-4-0.22%
20271,813-4-0.22%
20261,817-4-0.22%
20251,821-4-0.22%
20241,825-4-0.22%
20231,829-4-0.22%
20221,833-3-0.16%
20211,836-5-0.27%
20201,841-64-3.36%
20191,905-8-0.42%
20181,913-28-1.44%
20171,941-14-0.72%
20161,955-3-0.15%
20151,958-15-0.76%
20141,973-23-1.15%
20131,996150.76%
20121,981-29-1.44%
20112,010-4-0.2%
20102,01400%

St. Matthews Population by Year