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Matthews
Suburban Town
Matthews
Matthews Town Hall and library
Matthews Town Hall and library
Location of Matthews, North Carolina
Location of Matthews, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Mecklenburg
Area
 • Total 17.2 sq mi (45 km2)
 • Land 17.2 sq mi (45 km2)
Elevation 745 ft (227 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 27,198
 • Density 1,581/sq mi (610.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 28104, 28105
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 3741960
GNIS feature ID 2406108
Website Official website

Matthews is a large suburban town of Charlotte located in southeastern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The population was 27,198 according to the 2010 Census.

History

The town was named for an early settler.

Geography

Matthews is located at 35°7′1″N 80°42′59″W / 35.11694°N 80.71639°W / 35.11694; -80.71639 (35.116851, -80.716409).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 17.2 square miles (45 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 191
1890 335 75.4%
1900 378 12.8%
1910 396 4.8%
1920 310 −21.7%
1930 454 46.5%
1940 486 7.0%
1950 589 21.2%
1960 609 3.4%
1970 783 28.6%
1980 1,648 110.5%
1990 13,651 728.3%
2000 22,127 62.1%
2010 27,198 22.9%
Est. 2015 30,678 12.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
Presbyterian Hospital Matthews
Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews

As of the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, there were 26,901 people, 11,349 households, and 7,904 families residing in the town. According to the Census Bureau of 2000, The population density was 1,557.1 people per square mile (601.2/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 572.7 per square mile (221.1/km²). According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, The racial makeup of the town was 82.3% White, 10.1% African American or Black, .3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.7% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.8% of other race, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 7,904 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were Married/couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 19, 3.2% from 20 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 11% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.3 years.

The median income for a household in the town was $77,981, and the median income for a family was $88,600. Males had a median income of $65,909 versus $44,665 for females. The per capita income for the town was $35,250. About 2.8% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Sister cities

Matthews is twinned with:


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