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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,054
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+15,128
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married60.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52%
Median Earnings25+$44,131
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,349
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,496

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,204
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home8.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone22.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,047
Median House Value$224,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.1%
German15.7%
Irish13.9%
English13.7%
Italian6.9%
Scottish3.2%
Polish2.7%
African2.2%
French Except Basque2.2%
Dutch1.7%
Russian1.5%
Greek1.2%
Swedish0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Danishn0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Somali0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Cape Verdean0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Haitian0.1%
British0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Matthews Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mecklenburg County, Union County
Standard Zip Codes28105, 28104
P.O. Box Zip Codes28106
Phone Area Codes704,980
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.12
Approximate Longitude-80.71

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)

StationCHARLOTTE DGLAS INTL AP
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
StationMONROE 4 SE
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationGASTONIA
Distance25.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hemby Bridge1,264$57,500
Indian Trail36,357$79,585
Mint Hill25,024$79,100
Stallings14,759$91,427
Weddington10,254$141,034
Wesley Chapel8,217$111,888

Matthews Hospitals

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1500 Matthews Township Parkway
(704) 384-6370

Matthews Public Schools

Antioch Elementary
3101 Antioch Church Road
ZIP: 28104
(704) 841-2505
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Weddington Elementary
3927 Twelve Mile Creek Road
ZIP: 28104
(704) 849-7238
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Weddington High
4901 Monroe-weddington Road
ZIP: 28104
(704) 708-5530
High
Total Enrollment 1342
Weddington Middle
5903 Deal Road
ZIP: 28104
(704) 814-9772
Middle
Total Enrollment 997
Butler High
1810 Matthews-mint Hill Rd
ZIP: 28105
(980) 343-6300
High
Total Enrollment 2081
Crestdale Middle
940 Sam Newell Rd
ZIP: 28105
(980) 343-5755
Middle
Total Enrollment 868
Crown Point Elementary
3335 Sam Newell Rd
ZIP: 28105
(980) 343-6535
Primary
Total Enrollment 743
Elizabeth Lane Elementary
121 Elizabeth Ln
ZIP: 28105
(980) 343-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 925
Harper/levine Middle College High
2800 Campus Ridge Rd
ZIP: 28105
(919) 807-3300
High
Levine Middle College High
2728 Campus Ridge Rd
ZIP: 28105
(980) 343-9437
High
Total Enrollment 103
Matthews Elementary
200 Mcdowell Ave
ZIP: 28105
(980) 343-3940
Primary
Total Enrollment 1006
Mint Hill Middle
11501 Idewild Rd
ZIP: 28105
(980) 343-5439
Middle
Total Enrollment 1249
Socrates Academy
3909 Weddington Rd
ZIP: 28105
(704) 321-1711
Primary
Total Enrollment 657

Matthews Private Schools

Arborbrook Christian Academy
4823 Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd
ZIP: 28104
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 128
Grace Academy
3645 Pleasant Plains Rd
ZIP: 28104
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 346
Bible Baptist Christian School
2724 Margaret Wallace Rd
ZIP: 28105
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 142
Carmel Christian School
1145 Pineville Matthews Rd
ZIP: 28105
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 567
Covenant Day School
800 Fullwood Ln
ZIP: 28105
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 836
Greyfriars Classical Academy
2701 Rice Rd
ZIP: 28105
Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
The School At Thompson
6800 Saint Peters Ln
ZIP: 28105
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 37
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