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Matthews
—  Town  —
Matthews is located in North Carolina
Matthews
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°7′1″N 80°42′59″W / 35.11694°N 80.71639°W / 35.11694; -80.71639Coordinates: 35°7′1″N 80°42′59″W / 35.11694°N 80.71639°W / 35.11694; -80.71639
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Mecklenburg
City Charlotte
Area
 - Total 14.2 sq mi (36.8 km2)
 - Land 14.2 sq mi (36.8 km2)
Population (2006-2008)
 - Total 26,901
 Density 1,894.4/sq mi (731.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes
FIPS code
GNIS feature ID
Website Official website

Matthews is a town located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and a suburb of the city of Charlotte. The population was 26,901 according to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey.

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Geography

Matthews is located at 35°7′1″N 80°42′59″W / 35.11694°N 80.71639°W / 35.11694; -80.71639 (35.116851, -80.716409).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.2 square miles (36.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, there were 26,901 people, 11,349 households, and 7,904 families residing in the town. According to the Census Bureau of 2000, The population density was 1,557.1 people per square mile (601.2/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 572.7/sq mi (221.1/km²). According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, The racial makeup of the town was 82.3% White, 10.1% African American or Black, .3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.7% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.8% of other race, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 7,904 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were Married/couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 19, 3.2% from 20 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 11% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.3 years.

The median income for a household in the town was $77,981, and the median income for a family was $88,600. Males had a median income of $65,909 versus $44,665 for females. The per capita income for the town was $35,250. About 2.8% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Schools and libraries

Matthews, NC, is in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system. Schools include Matthews Elementary, Crown Point Elementary, and Elizabeth Lane Elementary; Crestdale Middle; David W. Butler High School. Religious schools nearby include Covenant Day School, Charlotte Christian School, Carmel Christian and Blessed Sacred Academy.

Matthews is served by a branch of the Mecklenburg County Library.[2] The library is located on the first floor of the Matthews Town Hall and is one of the most active in the system.

Industry

One Fortune 500 company, Family Dollar Stores, has its headquarters in Matthews.[3]

Other companies having their headquarters in Matthews include:

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Matthews branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County". http://plcmc.org/Locations/branches.asp?id=12. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Fortune 500 Companies". Charlotte Chamber Web Site. http://www.charlottechamber.com/index.php?submenu=fortune_500_members&src=gendocs&link=Fortune500Companies&category=Research. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 

External links

^ Yates, James (September 16, 2009). "'Big Brother 11': Jordan Lloyd wins, goes on CBS 'Early Show'". Staten Island Advance. Advance Publications. http://www.silive.com/entertainment/tvfilm/index.ssf/2009/09/big_brother_11_jordan_lloyd_wi.html. Retrieved September 16, 2009.

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