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Mathews, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Mathews Census Designated Place had a population of 552 as of July 1, 2017. Mathews ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mathews is located at latitude 37.4433 and longitude -76.3277 in Mathews County. 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. Mathews County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Mathews Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629031) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mathews population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 552
Daytime Population: Workers 838
Daytime Population: Residents 314
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,152
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.09
Population in Households 535
Population in Familes 432
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 278
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $60,630
Average Household Income $77,152
Per Capita Income $34,431


Total Housing Units 280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $240,323
Average Home Value $382,065


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 152
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 -0.07% -0.15%
Households 0.0% -0.09%
Families 2.96% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Mathews, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mathews to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 435 27th
Population Density # 444 25th
Diversity Index # 470 21st
Median Household Income # 205 66th
Per Capita Income # 156 74th

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