Mathews County VA Information


Mathews County Subdivisions

Mathews County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,137
Population in Households 9,043
Population in Familes 7,426
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 106
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 3,932
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,686
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,246 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 686 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,929 (32.9%)
Median Home Value $239,604
Average Home Value $347,998


Median Household Income $57,036
Average Household Income $72,862
Per Capita Income $31,681
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.06%
Households 0.3% 0.08%
Families 0.19% -0.01%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Mathews County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mathews County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 13th
Population Density1 # 67 51st
Diversity Index2 # 104 23rd
Median Household Income # 42 69th
Per Capita Income # 28 80th

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