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Matthews, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Matthews Census Designated Place had a population of 145 as of July 1, 2017. Matthews ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Matthews is located at latitude 33.2193 and longitude -82.3017 in Jefferson County. 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. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 390 feet.

The Matthews Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2587038) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Matthews Census Designated Place is located within Wrens Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Matthews population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Matthews, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 145
Daytime Population: Workers 20
Daytime Population: Residents 91
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 111
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 145
Population in Familes 121
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 41
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $34,183
Average Household Income $46,781
Per Capita Income $17,891


Total Housing Units 70 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $82,353
Average Home Value $96,250


Total Households 60
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 43
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.47% -0.84%
Households -0.23% -1.02%
Families -0.63% -0.95%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Matthews, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matthews to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 590 6th
Population Density # 616 2nd
Diversity Index # 95 85th
Median Household Income # 436 31st
Per Capita Income # 465 26th

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