St. Matthews is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,912 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Matthews who work in sales jobs (17.17%), office and administrative support (10.58%), and teaching (7.24%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) St. Matthews has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. St. Matthews has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in St. Matthews than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, St. Matthews may be for you.
St. Matthews is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around St. Matthews, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 97.97% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
As is often the case in a small town, St. Matthews doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, St. Matthews is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.70% of adults 25 and older in St. Matthews have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in St. Matthews in 2010 was $21,273, 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 $85,092 for a family of four. However, St. Matthews contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in St. Matthews is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Polish.