Matthews, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 29,384 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +32.8%
Males: 13,689  (46.6%)
Females: 15,695  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28105.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $67,791 (it was $67,034 in 2000)
Matthews:

$67,791
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,728 (it was $27,471 in 2000)

Matthews town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $212,642 (it was $170,600 in 2000)
Matthews:

$212,642
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $233,675; Detached houses: $235,811; Townhouses or other attached units: $198,017; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,121; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $179,971; Mobile homes: $34,748

Median gross rent in 2012: $935.

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  • White alone - 22,727 (79.0%)
  • Black alone - 2,874 (10.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1,431 (5.0%)
  • Asian alone - 976 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 336 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 57 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 11 (0.04%)

Races in Matthews detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Matthews: 94.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.9%), Irish (11.4%), English (10.6%), United States (10.3%), Scottish (3.4%), Italian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1879

Elevation: 730 feet

Land area: 14.2 square miles.

Population density: 2,068 people per square mile   (low).

Matthews,NC real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Matthews:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Matthews town:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

2,414 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

This town:  8.4%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Matthews, North Carolina as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Matthews to the number of sex offenders is 1,025 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,214 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,144 (1.0%)

Matthews satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charlotte, NC (8.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (455.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Stallings, NC (1.6 miles ), Indian Trail, NC (2.2 miles ), Hemby Bridge, NC (2.3 miles ), Lake Park, NC (2.3 miles ), Mint Hill, NC (2.3 miles ), Weddington, NC (2.6 miles ), Wesley Chapel, NC (2.8 miles ), Charlotte, NC (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 35.12 N, Longitude: 80.72 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,100 (+14.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 3,275 (23.8%)

Area code: 704

Matthews household income distribution Matthews home values distribution

Property values in Matthews, NC


Crime rates in Matthews by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000501000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.021.00.03.90.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 5134356531412
per 100,000 23.04.413.116.812.620.623.218.711.13.714.33.67.1
Robberies 2124201716282142333118916
per 100,000 96.5106.787.471.367.2115.381.4157.3121.6113.364.332.756.7
Assaults 22242227312832302529272629
per 100,000 101.1106.796.2113.2130.2115.3124.0112.492.1106.096.594.4102.8
Burglaries 19913815422819717419218820914711282106
per 100,000 914.9613.3673.3955.9827.4716.2743.9704.3770.1537.3400.2297.7375.7
Thefts 729688764677811815897879900835587654730
per 100,000 3351.43057.43340.52838.23406.33354.73475.33293.03316.13052.02097.32374.52587.5
Auto thefts 40606657659575664862404141
per 100,000 183.9266.6288.6239.0273.0391.0290.6247.3176.9226.6142.9148.9145.3
Arson 101017121481521769107
per 100,000 46.044.474.350.358.832.958.178.725.821.932.236.324.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 290.0251.7268.7265.8325.0299.6299.8295.2273.5244.0179.3164.8191.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Matthews detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 69 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +7,520 (+51.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Matthews: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Matthews, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Matthews, North Carolina average temperatures Matthews, North Carolina average precipitation Matthews, North Carolina humidity Matthews, North Carolina wind speed Matthews, North Carolina snowfall Matthews, North Carolina sunshine Matthews, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Matthews-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the Matthews town center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Matthews-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina 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 132.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 156.8 miles away from Matthews center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 278.7 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 188.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.8 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 147.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mecklenburg County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Matthews topographic map

Birthplace of: Anthony Magazu - College football player (Kent State Golden Flashes).

Hospitals and medical centers in Matthews:

  • PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL MATTHEWS (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1500 MATTHEWS TWNSHP PRKWY BOX 3310)
  • WOODBEND GROUP HOME (12300 WOODBEND ROAD)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE MATTHEWS (910 PARK CENTER DRIVE)
  • CARRINGTON PLACE (600 FULLWOOD LANE)
  • WILLOWBROOKE COURT SC CTR AT P (701 PLANTATION ESTATES DR)

Amtrak station near Matthews:

  • 11 miles: CHARLOTTE (1914 N. TYRON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Matthews:

  • Empire Beauty School-Matthews (Full-time enrollment: 135; Location: 11032 E Independance Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matthews:

  • Queens University of Charlotte (about 9 miles; Charlotte, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,083)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 10 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 15,371)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 12 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 14 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 22,807)
  • Wingate University (about 19 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)
  • York Technical College (about 21 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 3,572)
  • Winthrop University (about 22 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 5,575)

Public high schools in Matthews:

  • Butler High (Location: 1810 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd; Grades: 9-12)
  • Providence High (Location: 1800 Pineville-Matthews Rd; Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Matthews:

  • COVENANT DAY SCHOOL (Students: 842; Location: 800 FULLWOOD LN; Grades: KG - 12)
  • BIBLE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 2724 MARGARET WALLACE RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Matthews:

Private elementary/middle schools in Matthews:

  • CARMEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 371; Location: 1145 PINEVILLE MATTHEWS RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ARBORBROOK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 102; Location: 4823 WAXHAW-INDIAN TRAIL RD; Grades: KG - 9)
  • THE SCHOOL AT THOMPSON (Students: 20; Location: 6800 ST PETERS LN; Grades: 1 - 7)
See full list of schools located in Matthews

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Covenant Day School goes through 12th grade now and graduated their first class in 2006 , also, I believe it has close to 900 students

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Notable locations in Matthews: Windsor Square (A), Matthews Township Festival Center (B), Matthews Plaza (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Fullwood Plaza Shopping Center (1), Depot Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Matthews include: Cedar Grove Church (A), Eastern Church (B), Springdale Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Matthews: Goodman Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Monart Drawing School (Art Museums; 100 E John St) (1), Charlotte Amusement & Music Service Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1334 Weddington Hills Drive) (2), 1600-F Matthews-Mint Hill Road Matthews (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1600F Matthews Mint Hill R) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn East (Us 74 E. & Sr 51) (1), Country Inn & Suites (2001 Mount Harmony Chemin Road) (2), Courtyard Matthews (11425 East Independence Boulevard) (3), Econolodge Motel (1938 Moore Road) (4), Hampton Inn Charlotte/Matthews (9615 Independence Pointe Parkway) (5), Comfort Inn Matthews (9701 East Independence Boulevard) (6), Econo Lodge East (1938 Moore Road) (7), Country Inn-Stes Clt I-485 (2001 Mount Harmony Church Road) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Mecklenburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.3. This is worse than average.

City:

95.3
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.279. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.279
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.67. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.67
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.276. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.276
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.76
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00085. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00085
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Matthews and their reported violations in the past:

JOY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CH (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-27-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-17-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
IMAGE CHURCH (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-19-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010)
GOSPEL LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH (Address: GOSPEL LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-07-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-07-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-23-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2013)
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
JOY BAKERY (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.6%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.3% for Black residents, 15.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.7%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Matthews in 2010:

  • 254 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
171 people in nursing homes in 2000
101 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Matthews, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Matthews compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Matthews (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Township Parkway Branch, Matthews Branch, Plantation Estates Branch, Matthews Wesley Chapel Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Mckee Farms Branch at 3126 Fincher Farm Rd, branch established on 2009/05/18; John Street Branch 280 at 345 West John Street, branch established on 1971/11/04. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Matthews Branch at 1401 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, branch established on 1987/03/02; Idlewild Market Branch at 15030 Idlewild Road, branch established on 2004/12/13. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of Granite: Matthews Office at 2432 Mckee Road, branch established on 2005/04/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $753.5 mil, Deposits: $688.5 mil, headquarters in Granite Falls, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Matthews Station Branch at 110 Matthews Station Street, Suite 1-F, branch established on 2001/12/07. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Fifth Third Bank: Matthews Branch at 1818 Matthews Township Parkway, branch established on 1992/08/10. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Plantation Market Branch at 3220 Weddington Road, branch established on 2004/04/12. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Matthews, North Carolina:

  • Comfort Inn East, US 74e & SR 51, Matthews, NC 28105 , Phone: (704) 847-5252
  • Comfort Inn, 9701 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105 , Phone: (704) 845-5911, Fax: (704) 845-5536
  • Holiday Inn Express, 13470 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105 , Phone: (704) 821-9800, Fax: (704) 821-6744
  • Microtel Inn, 1603 Matthews Mint Hill Rd, Matthews, NC 28105 , Phone: (888) 619-9290
  • Sleep Inn Matthews, 9900 Matthews Park Dr, Matthews, NC 28105 , Phone: (704) 841-1660, Fax: (704) 845-8004
  • In Town Suites Matthews, 9211 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105 , Phone: (704) 845-2001, Fax: (704) 845-2275
  • Hampton Inn Matthews, 9615 Independence Pointe Pkwy, Matthews, NC 28105 , Phone: (704) 841-1155, Fax: (704) 841-4992
  • Country Inn & Suites-Charlotte @ I-485 & Hwy 74 In Matthews, 2001 Mt Harmony Church Rd, Matthews, NC 28104 , Phone: (704) 846-8000, Fax: (704) 847-2250
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Matthews, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Matthews travel time to work - commute Matthews mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Matthews town (based on Mecklenburg County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.97%
Here: 48.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents22.5%17.8%14.0%12.5%3.6%
Congregations22.9%2.4%11.0%14.9%1.4%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaJewishOther
Adherents3.4%2.8%2.6%2.5%18.3%
Congregations4.0%2.8%3.4%0.8%36.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 185
Mecklenburg County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 83
Mecklenburg County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 245
Mecklenburg County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 804
Here:

9.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mecklenburg County:

24.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.4%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$23,727$40,6750$0
Other Government Administration 19$60,018$37,9060$0
Police Protection - Officers 60$235,519$47,1040$0
Police - Other 12$38,179$38,17910$10,990
Firefighters 10$34,392$41,2700$0
Streets and Highways 15$55,792$44,6340$0
Health 2$7,230$43,3800$0
Parks and Recreation 8$28,065$42,09817$7,220
Other and Unallocable 22$76,505$41,7300$0
Totals for Government 155$559,427$43,31027$18,210

Matthews government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $679,000 ($23.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $89,000 ($3.03)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,652,000 ($158.32)
    Regular Highways: $1,594,000 ($54.25)
    General - Other: $1,522,000 ($51.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,425,000 ($48.50)
    Central Staff Services: $917,000 ($31.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $525,000 ($17.87)
    Natural Resources - Other: $443,000 ($15.08)
    Health - Other: $374,000 ($12.73)
    Financial Administration: $345,000 ($11.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $305,000 ($10.38)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $77,000 ($2.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $419,000 ($14.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $4,117,000 ($140.11)
    Police Protection: $422,000 ($14.36)
    Natural Resources - Other: $184,000 ($6.26)
    General - Other: $72,000 ($2.45)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($0.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000 ($0.37)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($0.31)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,546,000 ($188.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $157,000 ($5.34)

Matthews government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $276,000 ($9.39)
    All Other: $36,000 ($1.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,267,000 ($77.15)
    All Other: $742,000 ($25.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,029,000 ($35.02)
    Rents: $232,000 ($7.90)
    Interest Earnings: $224,000 ($7.62)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($0.44)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,323,000 ($45.02)
    Highways: $729,000 ($24.81)
    All Other: $40,000 ($1.36)
    Transit Utilities: $9,000 ($0.31)
  • Tax - Property: $8,144,000 ($277.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $740,000 ($25.18)
    NEC: $264,000 ($8.98)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $180,000 ($6.13)
    Motor Vehicle License: $104,000 ($3.54)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $37,000 ($1.26)

Matthews government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,768,000 ($536.62)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,066,000 ($478.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,702,000 ($57.92)

Matthews government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,592,000 ($190.31)

7.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,945 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($406 average AGI)
Mecklenburg County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, NC  0.43% ($42,491 average AGI)
from Cabarrus County, NC  0.36% ($35,358)
from York County, SC  0.25% ($37,859)


6.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,883 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($536 average AGI)
Mecklenburg County:

0.07%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Union County, NC  0.46% ($64,047 average AGI)
to Cabarrus County, NC  0.42% ($46,571)
to York County, SC  0.33% ($49,388)

Strongest AM radio stations in Matthews:

  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNOW (1030 AM; daytime; 9 kW; MINT HILL, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WGFY (1480 AM; 10 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYFQ (930 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WDEX (1430 AM; 3 kW; MONROE, NC; Owner: NEW LIFE COMMUNITY TEMPLE OF FAITH, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WHVN (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)

Strongest FM radio stations in Matthews:

  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRCM (91.9 FM; WINGATE, NC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE BROADCASTING CO)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • W264AF (100.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCHH (92.7 FM; HARRISBURG, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYFQ-FM (93.5 FM; WADESBORO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Matthews:

  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Matthews fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 21
Total length: 114 meters (374ft)
Total average daily traffic: 497,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 70,981

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 16
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Matthews, NC
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED111$167,107103$189,958826$192,41618$103,8471$167,18020$115,5840$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$187,3558$285,57059$193,3714$55,6330$04$99,3450$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$153,9508$236,119222$194,10817$42,3310$013$87,7784$93,040
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$172,99314$167,606174$190,2014$154,9630$08$94,2381$118,350
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$165,1737$207,26938$167,3881$76,0000$01$130,4901$23,780
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0057.08 , 0057.09, 0057.12, 0058.12, 0058.13, 0058.14

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$194,86631$190,059
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$217,28310$198,343
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$137,1734$158,323
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$176,7402$141,195
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$120,4702$137,465
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0057.08 , 0057.09, 0057.12, 0058.12, 0058.13, 0058.14

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 91
  • Hazardous Condition: 90
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Matthews

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Matthews, NC
Most common first names in Matthews, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William17475.8 years
Mary16380.8 years
James14772.5 years
Robert13872.4 years
John13175.1 years
Charles7770.9 years
George6075.7 years
Helen5982.9 years
Margaret5878.5 years
Elizabeth5683.7 years
Most common last names in Matthews, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Helms6774.1 years
Smith6576.5 years
Williams5476.5 years
Morris3469.3 years
Johnson3477.0 years
Moore3476.2 years
Thompson3080.6 years
Thomas2978.6 years
Davis2668.7 years
Mullis2675.6 years
Businesses in Matthews, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1KFC1
AMF Bowling1Kohl's1
AT&T1Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls1
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Baskin-Robbins1Men's Wearhouse1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Microtel1
Blockbuster1New Balance3
Burger King2Nike2
CVS3Office Depot1
Caribou Coffee1OfficeMax1
Chick-Fil-A2Old Navy1
Chipotle1Outback1
Circle K1Outback Steakhouse1
Comfort Inn1Panera Bread1
Costco1Penske1
Cracker Barrel1PetSmart1
Cricket Wireless1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Plato's Closet1
Domino's Pizza2Qdoba Mexican Grill2
DressBarn1Quality1
Dressbarn1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts2Rite Aid3
Econo Lodge1Sam's Club1
FedEx7Shoe Carnival1
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Sleep Inn1
GNC2Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Starbucks4
H&R Block2T-Mobile3
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
Home Depot1Tire Kingdom1
Hyundai1UPS13
IHOP1Verizon Wireless1
InTown Suites2Walgreens3
Jimmy John's1Wendy's1
Jones New York2YMCA1
Justice1
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