Mathews County, Virginia Population 2024

8,380

Mathews County, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 8,380 with a growth rate of -0.65% 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 -6.62% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,105-55-0.67%
20288,160-55-0.67%
20278,215-55-0.67%
20268,270-55-0.66%
20258,325-55-0.66%
20248,380-55-0.65%
20238,435-55-0.65%
20228,490-55-0.64%
20218,545250.29%
20208,520-262-2.98%
20198,782160.18%
20188,766620.71%
20178,704-77-0.88%
20168,781-52-0.59%
20158,833200.23%
20148,813-86-0.97%
20138,899-12-0.13%
20128,911-33-0.37%
20118,944-30-0.33%
20108,974
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%
18407,442-222-2.9%
18307,66474410.75%
18206,9202,69363.71%
18104,227-1,579-27.2%
18005,806-2,299-28.37%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.65% (-55)
County Website
Mathews County
County Seat
2010 Population
8,974
Area
86 mi²
Density
97 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-6.62% (-594)
Founded
1791

Mathews County, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,41286.82%
Black or African American7678.98%
Two or more races2973.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander310.36%
Other race300.35%
Native American
Asian
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Native American

Asian

Mathews County, Virginia Population by Race

Mathews County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Mathews County, Virginia Median Age

53.7

Total

49.8

Male

57.2

Female

Mathews County, Virginia Adults

There are 7,246 adults, (2,623 of whom are seniors) in Mathews County, Virginia.

Mathews County, Virginia Age Dependency

84.7

Age Dependency Ratio

56.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Mathews County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female4,41351.69%
Male4,12448.31%

Mathews County, Virginia Population by Age

Mathews County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,7422.2483.816.2
Married2,0012.9189.910.1
Non Family1,5061.1782.617.4
Female1693.2943.256.8
Male663.7633.366.7
showing: 5 rows

2.87

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

83.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mathews County, Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mathews County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mathews County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Mathews County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,753

Average Earnings

$57,136

Average Male

$48,648

Average Female

Mathews County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mathews County, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mathews County, Virginia Language

96.52% of Mathews County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.68% of the population.

Mathews County, Virginia Language

Mathews County, Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,1423855.39%
Black75013718.27%
Multiple2974414.81%
Other301240%
showing: 4 rows

6.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.38%

Male Poverty Rate

5.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mathews County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mathews County, Virginia is Other, with 40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mathews County, Virginia is White, with 5.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.7%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.91%.

Mathews County, Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.01%
High School11.04%
Some College1.69%
Bachelors or Greater0.78%
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Mathews County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed48.96%
Male Employed0.75%
Female Employed0.26%
Female Unemployed
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Mathews County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mathews County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mathews County, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Mathews County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mathews County, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

852

Number of Veterans

714

Male Veterans

138

Female Veterans

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Mathews County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Mathews County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Mathews County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Mathews County, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mathews County, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.6%

Labor Force Participation

43.4%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Mathews County, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mathews County, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mathews County, Virginia 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

68.36%

Born in Mathews County, Virginia

98.89%

Native Born

1.11%

Foreign Born

0.08%

Non Citizen

1.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.89% of Mathews County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 68.36% having been born in Virginia. 0.08% 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

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