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Overview

Introduction to Matthews, North Carolina

Matthews, North Carolina is 10 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina.It is in Mecklenburg county. The town is part of the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metro area. The population of Matthews is 22,127.

Matthews History

Matthews was established in the early 1800s as a small farming community. Originally, it was known as Stumptown. It was renamed in 1825 to Fullwood after John Fullwood, the area's first postmaster. The Carolina Central Railway first entered the town on December 15, 1874. At that time, the town's name was changed again to Matthews after Edward Watson Matthews, a railroad director. It was incorporated in 1879.

Matthews and nearby Attractions

  • Mint Museum of Art
  • Colonel Beatty Park
  • Nature Museum
  • President James K. Polk State Historic Site
  • Andrew Jackson State Park
  • Charlotte Museum of History

Things To Do In Matthews

Matthews provides easy access to a number of historic sites and museums including the Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, Historic Rosedale Plantation, Museum of York County, Carolinas Aviation Museum, and Historic Rural Hill Farm. The town is home to several houses of worship such as the Springdale Church, Eastern Church, and Cedar Grove Church. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Fullwood Plaza Shopping Center and Depot Shopping Center.

Matthews Transportation

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is the nearest airport.

Matthews Higher Education

Central Piedmont Community College, York Technical College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and many other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 29,352
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 14,494
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 60%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.1%
Median Earnings25+ $44,340
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,272
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,061

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,045
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.5%
Median Gross Rent $992
Median House Value $216,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.6%
US/American 0%
English 14.1%
Irish 14.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Matthews Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Mecklenburg
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28104, 28105
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28106
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.116
Longitude -80.723

Matthews Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHARLOTTE DGLAS INTL AP
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Station MONROE 4 SE
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station GASTONIA
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hemby Bridge 1,307 $63,438
Indian Trail 35,602 $71,570
Mint Hill 24,545 $79,540
Stallings 14,495 $89,890
Weddington 10,091 $150,613
Wesley Chapel 8,010 $115,264

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Matthews Hospitals

PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL MATTHEWS
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1500 MATTHEWS TWNSHP PRKWY BOX 3310
(704) 384-6500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Matthews High Schools

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DAVID W BUTLER HIGH
1810 MATTHEWS-MINT HILL ROAD
980-343-6300
Serves 2,048 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

WEDDINGTON HIGH
4901 MONROE-WEDDINGTON ROAD
704-708-5530
Serves 1,472 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

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