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2.39% growth
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Median Household Income
2.83% growth
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5.19% growth
Median Property Value
3.46% growth

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The economy of Matthews, NC employs 15,552 people. The economy of Matthews, NC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Utilities; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 4.55; 1.95; and 1.93 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Matthews, NC are Retail trade (2,253), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,910), and Educational Services (1,583), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,077), Finance & Insurance ($92,768), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,583).

Median household income in Matthews, NC is $75,205. Males in Matthews, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of Matthews, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Matthews, NC. In Mecklenburg County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 88 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,675. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Matthews, NC is from the county of Mecklenburg County, NC.

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Matthews, NC is home to a population of 30,054 people, from which 95.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Matthews, NC is composed of 23,447 White residents (78%), 3,198 Black residents (10.6%), 1,530 Hispanic residents (5.09%), 1,037 Asian residents (3.45%), and 500 Two+ residents (1.66%). The most common foreign languages in Matthews, NC are Spanish (1,015 speakers), African Languages (326 speakers), and French (270 speakers), but compared to other places, Matthews, NC has a relative high number of Greek (217 speakers), African Languages (326 speakers), and Other Indo-European (127 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Matthews, NC awarded 42 degrees. The student population of Matthews, NC is skewed towards females, with 3 male students and 39 female students. Most students in Matthews, NC are Black or African American (26 and 61.9%), followed by White (8 and 19%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 16.7%), and Two or more races (1 and 2.38%). The largest universities in Matthews, NC by number of graduates are Empire Beauty School-Matthews (42 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Matthews, NC are General Cosmetology (42 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Matthews, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Matthews, NC is $224,000, which is 1.09 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $216,500 to $224,000, a 3.46% increase. The homeownership rate of Matthews, NC is 75.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Matthews, NC have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Matthews, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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