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Mathews, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Mathews Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Mathews County at latitude 37.4433 and longitude -76.3277. Mathews County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The formal official name is the Mathews Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mathews, Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Mathews indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Mathews Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mathews: Mathews Court House, Matthews, Matthews Court House.

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Mathews, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 556
Population in Households 541
Population in Familes 438
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 280
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 154
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $221,371


Median Household Income $56,059
Average Household Income $65,055
Per Capita Income $28,634
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.04% 0.39%
Households 0.2% 0.51%
Families 5.43% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mathews to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 434 27th
Population Density1 # 443 25th
Diversity Index2 # 472 20th
Median Household Income # 220 63rd
Per Capita Income # 196 67th

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