St. Matthews, KY

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Living in St. Matthews

St. Matthews is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 17,534 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, St. Matthews is the 22nd largest community in Kentucky.

St. Matthews real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although St. Matthews house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, St. Matthews isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in St. Matthews are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, St. Matthews is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Matthews who work in management occupations (16.67%), healthcare (10.09%), and office and administrative support (9.47%).

Also of interest is that St. Matthews has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.54% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

St. Matthews, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to St. Matthews, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. St. Matthews is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.32% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in St. Matthews in 2018 was $45,980, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,920 for a family of four. However, St. Matthews contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

St. Matthews is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. Matthews home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Matthews residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in St. Matthews include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in St. Matthews is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.