Matthews is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 29,623 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Matthews is the 36th largest community in North Carolina.
Matthews real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Matthews house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Also of interest is that Matthews has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Matthews is also a town of artists. Matthews has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Matthews’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.32% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
If knowledge is power, Matthews is a pretty powerful place. 55.09% of the adults in Matthews have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Matthews in 2018 was $43,893, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,572 for a family of four. However, Matthews contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Matthews is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Matthews home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Matthews residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Matthews include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Matthews is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.