Mathews, VA Profile: Facts & Data

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Mathews, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Mathews Census Designated Place had a population of 545 as of July 1, 2020. 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 37.4371 and longitude -76.3199 in Mathews County. The formal boundaries for the Mathews Census Designated Place 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.

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

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Mathews, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 545 (100%)
Population in Households 529 (97.1%)
Population in Families 425 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 16 ( 2.9%)
Population Density 275
Diversity Index2 23
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,374
Average Household Income $86,561
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $37,712
Wealth Index5 120
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 199 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $256,818
Average Home Value $329,625
Housing Affordability Index3 174
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 230
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.18% -0.44%
Households -0.08% -0.44%
Families 1.95% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.41%

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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, 2020 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 Density # 443 25th
Median Household Income # 197 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 326 55th
Per Capita Income # 164 73rd
Diversity Index # 463 22nd

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