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Matthews is a town in Mecklenburg County, in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.
The community was named for an official of the Central Carolina Railroad
The latitude of Matthews is 35.116N. The longitude is -80.723W.Elevation is 751 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,436.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Matthews demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mecklenburg County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charlotte area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28270 ZIP code.
17% of Matthews residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Matthews ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Matthews was $27,471, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Matthews residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Matthews, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $732. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,304.
Libraries in Matthews include Matthews Branch Library ... View libraries
Mecklenburg County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Matthews political report.
The average commute time for Matthews workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Matthews between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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