Mathews County VA Information


Mathews County Subdivisions

Mathews County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,946
Daytime Population: Workers 2,179
Daytime Population: Residents 4,899
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,078
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 8,852
Population in Familes 7,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density2 104
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $58,558
Average Household Income $75,508
Per Capita Income $32,955


Total Housing Units 5,846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,163 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 702 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,981 (33.9%)
Median Home Value $246,159
Average Home Value $355,074


Total Households 3,865
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,631
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% -0.14%
Households 0.03% -0.09%
Families -0.13% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   3.22%


Mathews County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mathews County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 118 12th
Population Density # 68 50th
Diversity Index # 102 24th
Median Household Income # 42 69th
Per Capita Income # 27 80th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.

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