St. Matthews is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,944 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 (12.56%), office and administrative support (10.67%), and management occupations (6.89%).
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 such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of St. Matthews citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.91% of adults 25 and older in St. Matthews have a college degree.
The per capita income in St. Matthews in 2010 was $21,912, 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 $87,648 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 Irish, English, German, Scots-Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in St. Matthews is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and French.