Mathews County, Virginia Population 2020

Mathews County, Virginia's estimated population is 8,944 with a growth rate of 0.80% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mathews County, Virginia is the 118th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20208,944710.80%
20198,873710.81%
20188,802710.81%
20178,731-58-0.66%
20168,789-55-0.62%
20158,844300.34%
20148,814-85-0.96%
20138,899-12-0.13%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.80%
County Website
Founded
1791
County Seat
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Mathews County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,59286.31%
Black or African American90610.30%
Two or More Races2492.83%
Asian250.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.03%
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Mathews County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Mathews County, Virginia Median Age

52.9


Total

49.7


Male

54.7


Female

Mathews County, Virginia Adults

There are 7,461 adults, (2,621 of whom are seniors) in Mathews County, Virginia.

Mathews County, Virginia Age Dependency

81.7

Age Dependency Ratio

54.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mathews County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

4,504

51.21%

Male

4,292

48.79%

Mathews County, Virginia Households and Families

Mathews County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mathews County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married89.8%10.2%
All87.2%12.8%
Non Family86.3%13.7%
Female66.4%33.6%

87.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9082.2287.2
Married2,0742.8189.8
Non Family1,4581.2186.3
Female2682.8266.4
Male1083.06100

2.76

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Mathews County, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2143.13%
9th to 12th Grade4296.27%
High School Graduate2,18931.97%
Some College1,66224.28%
Associates Degree4376.38%
Bachelors Degree1,22117.84%
Graduate Degree69410.14%
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Mathews County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,8615,4491,842
Black73049940
Multiple Races177177
Hispanic535321
Asian252512
Native American212121

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%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,008$46,184$38,700
Less Than High School$26,552$27,969$20,476
High School Grad$28,594$43,828$26,087
Some College$39,250$45,529$37,440
Bachelors Degree$63,720$102,232$50,918
Graduate Degree$61,250$$75,927

$42,008

Average Earnings

$46,184

Average Male

$38,700

Average Female

Mathews County, Virginia Language

Mathews County, Virginia Language by Age

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Mathews County, Virginia Language

98.58% of Mathews County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.51% of the population.

Mathews County, Virginia Poverty

Mathews County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,4666298.42%
Black89430033.56%
Multiple249135.22%

10.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.79%

Male Poverty Rate

9.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mathews County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mathews County, Virginia is Black, with 33.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mathews County, Virginia is Multiple, with 5.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.21%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.06%
High School14.33%
Bachelors or Greater8.34%
Some College3.02%
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Name Poverty
Female Employed6.57%
Male Employed1.70%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Mathews County, Virginia Income

Mathews County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,009$88,006
Families$75,500$91,403
Married Families$85,439-
Non Families$39,451$80,146
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Mathews County, Virginia Marital Status

Mathews County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

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 35-44.

Mathews County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Mathews County, Virginia Veterans

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959

Number of Veterans

895

Male Veterans

64

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War265
Vietnam254
Korea115
Second Gulf War112
World War II17
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54328
75+235
65 to 74181
55 to 64140
18 to 3475
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Name Veterans % of Total
White81012.63%
2 or More9755.11%
Black293.68%
Asian1352.00%
Hispanic1018.87%
Indian1047.62%

Mathews County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mathews County, Virginia Employment Status

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50.9%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

2.7%

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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67.63%

Born in Virginia

98.94%

Native Born

1.06%

Foreign Born

0.03%

Non Citizen

1.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.94% of Mathews County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 67.63% 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 Africa.

  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