Matthews, Georgia

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Population in 2010: 150.
Males: 99  (66.5%)
Females: 51  (33.5%)
Median resident age:

48.6 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip code: 30818

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,434
Matthews:

$31,434
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,517

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $75,884
Matthews:

$75,884
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $137,261; detached houses: $135,613
March 2019 cost of living index in Matthews: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Matthews, GA (2010)
    • 9966.0%White alone
    • 4328.7%Black alone
    • 85.3%Hispanic



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Matthews, Georgia as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Matthews is 79 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (84.8%), Irish (7.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 395 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta-Richmond County, GA (22.6 miles , pop. 195,182).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (126.7 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (614.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Wrens, GA (2.1 miles ),
Keysville, GA (2.2 miles),
Blythe, GA (2.9 miles ),
Stapleton, GA (3.0 miles ),
Panhandle, GA (3.4 miles ),
Vidette, GA (3.5 miles),
Avera, GA (3.6 miles ),
Hephzibah, GA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 33.21 N, Longitude: 82.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Distribution of median household income in Matthews, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Matthews, GA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Georgia:

3.7%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.8. This is about average.

City:

75.8
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.946. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.946
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.90
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00372. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00372
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Matthews-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/13/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the Matthews place center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 45.4 miles away from the place center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Matthews-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.9 miles away from Matthews center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 127.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from Matthews center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 127.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 202.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 148.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Matthews:

  • GLENDALE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WADLEY, GA)
  • JEFFERSON HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; LOUISVILLE, GA)
  • RAI PEACHTREE ST LOUISVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; LOUISVILLE, GA)
  • NEPHROLOGY CENTERS OF AMERICA LOUISVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; LOUISVILLE, GA)

Operable nuclear power plant near Matthews:

  • 19 miles: Alvin W. Vogtle 1 in Waynesboro, GA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matthews:

  • Augusta Technical College (about 21 miles; Augusta, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,494)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 26 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 35 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 40 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • East Georgia State College (about 43 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Georgia Military College-Distance Learning Campuses (about 54 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,438)
  • Georgia College and State University (about 55 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,271)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Matthews Community Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Matthews include: Flat Rock Church (A), Thomason Spring Hill Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Flat Rock Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.8%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Matthews:

Marital status in Matthews, GA
  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 70.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Matthews:

  • High school or higher: 55.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.5
Georgia average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Matthews, GA (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,78635
Black Protestant3,57920
Mainline Protestant1,66817
Catholic601
Other51
None5,832-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Jefferson County:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jefferson County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

9.14 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.1%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

35.6%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

14.6%

4.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($27,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.17%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richmond County, GA  0.91% ($24,115 average AGI)


4.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($31,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Richmond County, GA  1.08% ($25,065 average AGI)
to Columbia County, GA  0.42% ($45,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Matthews:

  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTEL (1630 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFAM (1050 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: J.J. & B. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTHB (1550 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • WPCH (1380 AM; 4 kW; NORTH AUGUSTA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Matthews:

  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCHZ (95.1 FM; HARLEM, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE,LLC)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEH-FM (92.1 FM; LOUISVILLE, GA; Owner: PEACH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTHB-FM (100.9 FM; WAYNESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WGOR (93.9 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: WGOR LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEKL (102.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQZY (95.9 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFA (107.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPRW-FM (107.7 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXC-FM (99.5 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTHO-FM (101.7 FM; THOMSON, GA; Owner: CAMELLIA CITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLPE (91.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WSLT (98.3 FM; CLEARWATER, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRFN (93.1 FM; WARRENTON, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Matthews:

  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WAAU-LP (Channel 18; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: THOMAS J. PIPER)
  • WBPI-LP (Channel 49; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WATCHMAN BROADCASTING PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.)
  • W58CZ (Channel 58; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W56EE (Channel 56; JOHNSTON, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Matthews fatal accident list:

Oct 17, 1999 09:10 PM, Sr-88, Lat: 33.210828, Lon: -82.308594, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.2mTotal length
  • $3,892,000Total costs
  • 14,540Total average daily traffic
  • 2,413Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,810Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Dina M Bazzill, Us Highway 221 (Lat: 33.303167 Lon: -82.376972), Type: 78.6, Structure height: 13163 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: Highwood Towers LLC, Mattallen@mindspring.Com, , Dunwo-ody, Phone: (404) 664-8656
  • Dina Bazzill, Us Highway 221 (Lat: 33.303167 Lon: -82.376972), Type: 78.6, Structure height: 13163 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Environmental Corporation Of America (Eca), Dina.Bazzill@eca-Usa.Com, Suite A, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 667-2040
  • Matt Allen, Us Highway 221 (Lat: 33.303167 Lon: -82.376972), Type: 78.6, Structure height: 13163 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Environmental Corporation Of America (Eca), Dina.Bazzill@eca-Usa.Com, Suite A, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 667-2040
  • Matt Allen, Us Highway 221 (Lat: 33.303167 Lon: -82.376972), Type: 78.6, Structure height: 13163 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Highwood Towers Ii, LLC, Mallen@hwtowers.Com, , Dunwo-ody, Phone: (404) 664-8656
  • Matt Allen, Us Highway 221 (Lat: 33.303167 Lon: -82.376972), Type: 78.6, Structure height: 13163 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Environmental Corporation Of America (Eca), Dina.Bazzill@eca-Usa.Com, Suite A, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 667-2040
  • Edward G Roach, Us Highway 221 (Lat: 33.303167 Lon: -82.376972), Type: 78.6, Structure height: 13163 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Sba Towers V, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE4UKM, Grant Date: 01/12/1995, Expiration Date: 01/12/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2007, Registrant: Paul Arrington Jr, Matthews, GA 30818

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH B19 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 24025 , Serial Number: MB-839, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 03/10/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 04/20/2011
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Joe B Walden, 6126 Ga Hwy 88 E, Matthews, GA 30818, Other Owners: Karen H Walden
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-N (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 526SR , Serial Number: 2253, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 11/22/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 01/22/2007
    Registrant (Individual): James E Jr Barrow, Po Box 1000, Matthews, GA 30818
  • Aircraft: MAULE MX-7-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 5664N , Serial Number: 10027C, Certificate Issue Date: 12/02/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Three Bees Farms Inc, Po Box 1000, Matthews, GA 30818
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/18/1955

2002 - 2014 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2014 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 45 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Matthews, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (58.6%), and Structure Fires (24.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Matthews, GA
    • 8258.6%Outside Fires
    • 3424.3%Structure Fires
    • 2014.3%Other
    • 42.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Matthews, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Matthews, GA
  • 73.3%Electricity
  • 26.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Matthews compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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