Matthews, Indiana

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High Points

Matthews strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 5% trophy Matthews Affordability of Rents
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Matthews Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Matthews, Indiana

Comparing Matthews to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 7 9
Senior Citizens 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
People Living Alone 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Matthews Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NW of Muncie, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Grant
P.O. Box Zip Codes 46957
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.388
Longitude -85.499

Matthews Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
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Matthews Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 595 100%
Male 273 45.9%
Female 322 54.1%
Under 18 161 27.1%
18+ 434 72.9%
65+ 93 15.6%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 2.88
White 589 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Matthews Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 558
Growth -37
Growth % -6.2%

Matthews Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 39.3%
German 18.4%
English 12.1%
Irish 10.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
Scotch-Irish 3%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Swedish 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Italian 0.9%
Norwegian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Matthews 595 $40,139
Fairmount 2,992 $44,033
Fowlerton 298 $31,250
Gaston 1,010 $37,583
Hartford City 6,928 $39,654
Shamrock Lakes 168 $65,250
Upland 3,803 $44,712

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