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  1. Matthews Legal Resources
  2. Matthews Statistics
  3. Matthews Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Matthews Employment Information
  5. Matthews Family Information
  6. Matthews Education Information
  7. Matthews Public Benefits Information
  8. Matthews Criminal Information
  9. Matthews Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  10. Matthews Zip Codes


Matthews Legal Resources

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Matthews Statistics

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Matthews Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 17,356 2002 22,871 2005 24,294
2000 21,752 2003 23,853 2006 25,811
2001 22,503 2004 23,809 2007 26,693

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Houses (2000): 10,265

Matthews Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 23,322 85.35%
 Rural, Farm 212 0.78%
 Rural, Non-farm 3,792 13.88%

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Matthews Employment Information

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Matthews Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 0 0 0 --% 0
1991 0 0 0 --% 0
1992 0 0 0 --% 0
1993 0 0 0 --% 0
1994 0 0 0 --% 0
1995 0 0 0 --% 0
1996 0 0 0 --% 0
1997 0 0 0 --% 0
1998 0 0 0 --% 0
1999 0 0 0 --% 0
2000 12,615 12,376 239 1.90% 19
2001 12,870 12,502 368 2.86% 29
2002 13,061 12,568 492 3.77% 38
2003 13,164 12,667 497 3.78% 38
2004 13,241 12,804 438 3.30% 33
2005 13,524 13,040 484 3.58% 36
2006 14,091 13,654 437 3.10% 31
2007 14,243 13,781 462 3.24% 33
2008 14,341 13,749 592 4.12% 41
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 14,157 13,663 494 3.49% 35
Feb 2008 14,183 13,653 530 3.74% 37
Mar 2008 14,268 13,737 531 3.72% 37
Apr 2008 14,295 13,796 499 3.49% 35
May 2008 14,345 13,780 565 3.94% 39
Jun 2008 14,386 13,783 603 4.19% 42
Jul 2008 14,630 13,918 712 4.87% 49
Aug 2008 14,421 13,713 708 4.91% 49
Sep 2008 14,384 13,702 682 4.74% 47
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Matthews Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 887 11.17%
2. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 721 9.08%
3. Finance and Insurance 699 8.80%
4. Educational Services 345 4.35%
5. Accommodation and Food Services 311 3.92%
6. Health Care 274 3.45%
7. Public Administration 249 3.14%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 245 3.09%
9. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 182 2.29%
10. Truck Transportation 175 2.20%
11. Repair and Maintenance 173 2.18%
12. Furniture and Related Manufacturing 155 1.95%
13. Food Manufacturing 151 1.90%
14. Food and Beverage Stores 143 1.80%
15. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 140 1.76%
16. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 139 1.75%
17. Metal Manufactuing 136 1.71%
18. Printing and Related Manufacturing 121 1.52%
19. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 118 1.49%
20. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 115 1.45%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 1,000 15.74%
2. Educational Services 912 14.36%
3. Finance and Insurance 734 11.56%
4. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 350 5.51%
5. Accommodation and Food Services 284 4.47%
6. Social Assistance 282 4.44%
7. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 185 2.91%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 184 2.90%
9. Construction 163 2.57%
10. Food and Beverage Stores 151 2.38%
11. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 145 2.28%
12. Personal and Laundry Services 125 1.97%
13. Department and Other General Stores 108 1.70%
14. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 101 1.59%
15. Public Administration 96 1.51%
16. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 94 1.48%
17. Apparel Manufacturing 91 1.43%
18. Food Manufacturing 83 1.31%
19. Other Direct Selling Estab 79 1.24%
20. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 64 1.01%

Matthews Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Management Occupations 543 6.84%
2. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 505 6.36%
3. Computer Specialists 410 5.16%
4. Other Installation / Maintenance 351 4.42%
5. Other Sales and Related Occupations 347 4.37%
6. Top Executives 328 4.13%
7. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 293 3.69%
8. Business Operations Specialists 268 3.38%
9. Other Production Occupations 232 2.92%
10. Vehicle Mechanics 214 2.70%
11. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 213 2.68%
12. Engineers 212 2.67%
13. Operations Managers Non Finance 172 2.17%
14. Accountants and Auditors 168 2.12%
15. Other Office and Admin Support 163 2.05%
16. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 149 1.88%
17. Financial Managers 149 1.88%
18. Advertising / Marketing / PR / Sales 141 1.78%
19. Other Food Preparation and Servers 132 1.66%
20. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 126 1.59%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 515 8.11%
2. Registered Nurses 397 6.25%
3. Other Office and Admin Support 349 5.49%
4. Secretaries and Admins 326 5.13%
5. Business Operations Specialists 284 4.47%
6. Other Management Occupations 255 4.01%
7. Other Sales and Related Occupations 232 3.65%
8. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 231 3.64%
9. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 223 3.51%
10. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 198 3.12%
11. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 169 2.66%
12. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 158 2.49%
13. Health Technologists and Technicians 151 2.38%
14. Accountants and Auditors 140 2.20%
15. Financial Managers 139 2.19%
16. Cashiers 135 2.13%
17. Child Care Workers 132 2.08%
18. Financial Clerks, Non-bookkeeping 128 2.02%
19. Waiters and Waitresses 120 1.89%
20. Legal Support Workers 103 1.62%

Matthews Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 12,555 61.24%
15-35 hours 2,508 12.23%
1-14 hours 628 3.06%
No regular hours 4,811 23.47%

Matthews Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 329 2.43%
5 AM-5:29 AM 178 1.31%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 268 1.98%
6 AM-6:29 AM 1,221 9.01%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 1,814 13.39%
7 AM-7:29 AM 2,919 21.54%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 2,275 16.79%
8 AM-8:29 AM 1,543 11.39%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 718 5.30%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 619 4.57%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 301 2.22%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 82 0.61%
Noon-3:59 PM 507 3.74%
4 PM-11:59 PM 777 5.73%

Matthews Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 323 2.38%
5-9 1,422 10.49%
10-14 1,705 12.58%
15-19 1,539 11.36%
20-24 1,704 12.57%
25-29 889 6.56%
30-34 2,172 16.03%
35-39 546 4.03%
40-44 739 5.45%
45-59 1,717 12.67%
60-89 533 3.93%
At least 90 262 1.93%

Matthews Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 10 0.07% 7,572 55.88%
30-44 62 0.46% 3,395 25.05%
45-59 9 0.07% 1,708 12.60%
At least 60 37 0.27% 758 5.59%

Matthews Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 16 0.11%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 1,502 10.64%
 Car / truck / van, solo 11,730 83.10%
 Motorcycle 0 0.00%
 Other 53 0.38%
 Public transportation 118 0.84%
 Walked 132 0.94%
 Worked at home 565 4.00%

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Matthews Family Information

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Households (2000): 9,946 (27,059 people)
Families (2000): 7,705 (23,959 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 4,003
People at same address in 1995: 13,025

Matthews Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 546 5.49%
$10,000-$14,999 292 2.94%
$15,000-$19,999 384 3.86%
$20,000-$24,999 257 2.58%
$25,000-$29,999 427 4.29%
$30,000-$34,999 399 4.01%
$35,000-$39,999 444 4.46%
$40,000-$44,999 512 5.15%
$45,000-$49,999 413 4.15%
$50,000-$59,999 1,111 11.17%
$60,000-$74,999 1,436 14.44%
$75,000-$99,999 1,622 16.31%
$100,000-$124,999 1,069 10.75%
$125,000-$149,999 528 5.31%
$150,000-$199,999 323 3.25%
$200,000 or more 183 1.84%

Matthews Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 1,797 18.46%
 Family, 2 people 2,874 29.52%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 299 3.07%
 Family, 3 people 1,831 18.81%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 41 0.42%
 Family, 4 people 1,838 18.88%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 11 0.11%
 Family, 5 people 730 7.50%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 3 0.03%
 Family, 6 people 210 2.16%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 2 0.02%
 Family, 7 or more people 97 1.00%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 3 0.03%

Matthews Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 8,690 31.46%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 4,221 15.28%
Public Assistance 49 0.18%
Retirement 1,660 6.01%
Self Employment 1,311 4.75%
Social Security 1,993 7.21%
Supplemental Security 96 0.35%
Wage / Salary 8,439 30.55%
Other 1,166 4.22%

Matthews Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 3,344 49.74%
 With children under 18 3,379 50.26%

Matthews Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 457 4.55%
 Married 7,070 70.37%
 Never Married 2,363 23.52%
 Widowed 157 1.56%

Matthews Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 907 8.26%
 Married 7,168 65.27%
 Never Married 1,983 18.06%
 Widowed 924 8.41%

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Matthews Education Information

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Matthews Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 636 3.22%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 1,925 9.75%
 High school diploma or equivalent 4,276 21.67%
 Some college, no degree 4,685 23.74%
 Associate degree 1,432 7.26%
 Bachelors degree 4,801 24.33%
 Graduate or professional degree 1,981 10.04%

Matthews Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 185 0.68% 401 1.48% 586 2.16%
Kindergarten 276 1.02% 120 0.44% 396 1.46%
Grades 1-4 1,584 5.84% 275 1.01% 1,859 6.85%
Grades 5-8 1,666 6.14% 293 1.08% 1,959 7.22%
Grades 9-12 1,524 5.62% 259 0.95% 1,783 6.57%
Undergrad college 660 2.43% 202 0.74% 862 3.18%
Graduate or professional school 149 0.55% 79 0.29% 228 0.84%
Total 6,044 22.28% 1,629 6.01% 7,673 28.29%

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Matthews Public Benefits Information

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Matthews Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 25,640 94.15%
 Below Poverty Level 1,592 5.85%

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Matthews Criminal Information

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Matthews Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 1.152 0.346 0.115 0.864 2.478 0.979 6.799 38.142 1.959 47.880
2000 1.011 0.230 0.000 0.965 2.207 0.460 9.149 33.514 1.839 44.961
2001 1.067 0.044 0.000 1.067 2.177 0.444 6.133 30.574 2.666 39.817
2002 0.962 0.131 0.000 0.874 1.968 0.743 6.733 33.405 2.886 43.767
2003 1.132 0.168 0.000 0.713 2.012 0.503 9.559 28.382 2.390 40.330
2004 1.302 0.126 0.210 0.672 2.310 0.588 8.274 34.063 2.730 45.067
2005 1.153 0.206 0.000 1.153 2.511 0.329 7.162 33.547 3.910 44.620
2006 1.240 0.232 0.039 0.814 2.325 0.581 7.439 34.753 2.906 45.097
2007 1.124 0.187 0.000 1.573 2.885 0.787 7.043 32.930 2.473 42.446

Matthews Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 13 47
2005 11 52
2006 11 52
2007 11 56

Matthews Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 874
2000 1,026
2001 945
2002 1,046

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Matthews Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Matthews Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 4,061 14.97%
10-19 Years 4,219 15.55%
20-29 Years 2,554 9.42%
30-39 Years 4,417 16.28%
40-49 Years 4,968 18.31%
50-59 Years 3,315 12.22%
60-69 Years 1,547 5.70%
70-79 Years 1,216 4.48%
80-89 Years 683 2.52%
90+ Years 146 0.54%

Matthews Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 13,204 48.68%
 Female 13,922 51.32%

Matthews Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 22,722 83.76%
 African-American 2,383 8.78%
 Hispanic/Latino 1,174 4.33%
 Asian 540 1.99%
 Multiracial 202 0.74%
 Amerindian 79 0.29%
 Other Race 24 0.09%
 Pacific Islander 2 0.01%

Matthews Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. German 4,299 18.83%
2. English 3,962 17.36%
3. Irish 2,999 13.14%
4. United States Or American 2,924 12.81%
5. Scotch Irish 1,335 5.85%
6. Italian 1,157 5.07%
7. Scottish 755 3.31%
8. Polish 719 3.15%
9. French Non-Basque 636 2.79%
10. Dutch 535 2.34%

Matthews Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 23,380 91.77%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 1,269 4.98%
3. Arabic 91 0.36%
4. German 90 0.35%
5. Greek 83 0.33%
6. French 77 0.30%
7. Mon Khmer / Cambodian 67 0.26%
8. Chinese 59 0.23%
9. Italian 58 0.23%
10. Vietnamese 43 0.17%

Matthews Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 25,519 93.39%
 Naturalized immigrant 582 2.13%
 Not a citizen 1,225 4.48%

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Matthews Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

28104 28105 28106