St. Matthews is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,984 people and two constituent neighborhoods, St. Matthews is the 148th largest community in South Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, St. Matthews is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, St. Matthews is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Matthews who work in office and administrative support (11.63%), teaching (10.76%), and sales jobs (8.14%).
The percentage of adults in St. Matthews who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.49% of the adults in St. Matthews have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in St. Matthews in 2010 was $19,908, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,632 for a family of four. However, St. Matthews contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. St. Matthews also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.65% of its population below the federal poverty line.
St. Matthews is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in St. Matthews include German, English, Scots-Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in St. Matthews is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.