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Mathews, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Mathews Census Designated Place had a population of 557 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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

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


Total Population 557
Population in Households 540
Population in Familes 437
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 281
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 233
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $228,333
Average Home Value $357,065


Median Household Income $58,035
Average Household Income $74,597
Per Capita Income $33,160
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.11%
Households 0.07% -0.09%
Families 3.55% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 433 27th
Population Density1 # 443 25th
Diversity Index2 # 468 21st
Median Household Income # 210 65th
Per Capita Income # 159 73rd

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