Mathews County, Virginia Population 2021

Mathews County, Virginia's estimated population is 8,918 with a growth rate of 0.47% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mathews County, Virginia is the 119th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 8,974 and has seen a growth of -0.62% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20218,918420.47%
20208,876420.48%
20198,834420.48%
20188,792830.95%
20178,709-60-0.68%
20168,769-65-0.74%
20158,834210.24%
20148,813-85-0.96%
20138,898-13-0.15%
20128,911-33-0.37%
20118,944-30-0.33%
20108,9746267.50%
19908,3483534.42%
19807,99582711.54%
19707,168470.66%
19607,121-27-0.38%
19507,148-1-0.01%
19407,149-735-9.32%
19307,884-563-6.67%
19208,447-475-5.32%
19108,9226838.29%
19008,2396558.64%
18907,584831.11%
18807,5011,30120.98%
18706,200-891-12.57%
18607,0913775.62%
18506,714-728-9.78%
18407,442-222-2.90%
18307,66474410.75%
18206,9202,69363.71%
18104,227-1,579-27.20%
18005,8060.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.47%
County Website
Founded
1791
County Seat
2010 Population
8,974
Growth Since 2010
-0.62%
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Mathews County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,72087.85%
Black or African American7778.84%
Two or More Races2012.29%
Asian530.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.03%
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Mathews County, Virginia Population by Race

Mathews County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Mathews County, Virginia Median Age

54.5


Total

49


Male

57.5


Female

Mathews County, Virginia Adults

There are 7,495 adults, (2,741 of whom are seniors) in Mathews County, Virginia.

Mathews County, Virginia Age Dependency

84.9

Age Dependency Ratio

57.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Mathews County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

4,406

50.14%

Male

4,382

49.86%

Mathews County, Virginia Population by Age

Mathews County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mathews County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married89.1%10.9%
All85%15%
Non Family79.9%20.1%
Female62.5%37.5%

85.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mathews County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9202.2185
Married2,1672.8489.1
Non Family1,4691.2379.9
Female1522.4462.5
Male1322.35100

2.72

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Mathews County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2263.27%
9th to 12th Grade4306.21%
High School Graduate2,13230.81%
Some College1,69324.47%
Associates Degree5097.36%
Bachelors Degree1,40120.25%
Graduate Degree5287.63%
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Mathews County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mathews County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,8805,4751,843
Black661427
Hispanic19617935
2+ Races12912925
Asian535326
Native American343434

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Mathews County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,832$48,286$39,935
Less Than 9th Grade$31,197$$12,019
High School Graduate$30,658$46,875$22,266
Some College$39,273$41,071$39,043
Bachelors Degree$52,845$$47,794
Graduate Degree$$$78,301

$42,832

Average Earnings

$48,286

Average Male

$39,935

Average Female

Mathews County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mathews County, Virginia Language by Age

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Mathews County, Virginia Language

97.17% of Mathews County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.44% of the population.

Mathews County, Virginia Language

Mathews County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,4566448.64%
Black76531441.05%
Multiple2013215.92%

11.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.78%

Male Poverty Rate

9.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mathews County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mathews County, Virginia is Black, with 41.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mathews County, Virginia is White, with 8.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.11%.

Mathews County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School17.14%
Less Than 9th Grade16.25%
Bachelors or Greater7.09%
Some College2.33%

Mathews County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed45.22%
Female Employed4.92%
Male Employed2.28%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Mathews County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mathews County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,237$81,363
Families$67,152$85,798
Married Families$77,462-
Non Families$42,456$71,772
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Income by Household Type

Mathews County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.1%

Male Marriage Rate

56.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mathews County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Mathews County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mathews County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Mathews County, Virginia Marital Status

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1,097

Number of Veterans

1,013

Male Veterans

84

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam375
First Gulf War308
Korea100
Second Gulf War93
World War II21

Mathews County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+308
35 to 54301
65 to 74259
55 to 64180
18 to 3449

Mathews County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White93314.26%
2+ Races8159.56%
Black395.64%
Asian2750.94%
Hispanic178.67%
Native American1750.00%

Mathews County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Mathews County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

7.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mathews County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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48%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Mathews County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Mathews County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Mathews County, Virginia 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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64.83%

Born in Mathews County, Virginia

97.74%

Native Born

2.26%

Foreign Born

0.03%

Non Citizen

2.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.74% of Mathews County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 64.83% having been born in Virginia. 0.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mathews County, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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