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Matthews, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Matthews Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Jefferson County at latitude 33.2193 and longitude -82.3017. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 390 feet.

The formal official name is the Matthews Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Matthews, Georgia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Matthews indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Matthews Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Matthews, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 150
Population in Households 150
Population in Familes 125
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 43
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 70 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $69,231
Average Home Value $80,000


Median Household Income $35,308
Average Household Income $41,209
Per Capita Income $15,765
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% -0.4%
Households 0.0% -0.33%
Families -0.53% -0.46%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Matthews, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matthews to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 587 6th
Population Density1 # 615 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 76 88th
Median Household Income # 359 43rd
Per Capita Income # 445 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.