Matthews, NC

Matthews, situated in Mecklenburg County, is a suburban town made up of 17.2 square miles.

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Matthews, named after one of the town's first settlers, was established in the early 1800s. It was incorporated in 1879.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Matthews is 43 years. The median estimated household income is about $73,000 making it about 25,000 more than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $36,000. The average price for a home in Matthews is about $240,000 (2015) which is $80,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,000 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Matthews is 78% White, 11% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 10% other.

94% of the population are high school graduates, with 51% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

60% are married, 8% are divorced, 2% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Mecklenburg County

Matthews belongs to Mecklenburg County in the south western part of North Carolina. The County, named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of King George III.

Every May, the county celebrates Meck Dec Day, the date of which is the claimed to be the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, possibly making Mecklenburg the earliest of the Thirteen Colonies to have declared its independence from Great Britain's rule.

The county, a part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 1,034,070, while its largest city Charlotte, which is also the county seat, has a population of 810,000.

Mecklenburg County borders Gaston, Lincoln, York (SC), Lancaster (SC), Union, Iredell, Catawba and Cabarrus counties.

Mecklenburg County is made up of 546 square miles. 524 of which is land with the remaining 22 as water.

Population

The population of Matthews, NC is about 27,000. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.

Elevation

The elevation of Matthews, NC is 745 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Matthews, NC are 28104 and 28105.

Area Code

The area code for Matthews, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Matthews and Mecklenburg County have voted mostly Democrat, with 61% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections, barring the 2000 election, in which George W. Bush took the majority of the vote.

As of 2010, 48% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones).

About 42% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 10%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Matthews is about 4% (2015), making it lower than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, retail, technical services, and insurance make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Mint Hill Weekly and The Charlotte Observer are the primary newspapers that cover the Mecklenburg County area.


 

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